Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
John M. Wendeln, 68, Fort Loramie, died Jan. 31, 2011, at Elmwood Assisted Living in New Bremen.
He was born Feb. 9, 1942, to Harry and Arnolda Hilgefort Wendeln. On Oct. 21, 1967, he married Mary C. Nieport, who survives.
Also surviving are two children, Cathy (Kelly) Alexander, Troy, and Scott (Sandra) Wendeln, Fort Loramie; two siblings, Theodore (Gail) Wendeln, Fort Loramie, and Charles (Kay) Wendeln, Russia; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Laura Wendeln, Turlock, Calif., Irma Wendeln, Sidney, Paul (Marsha) Nieport, Versailles, Walter (Vivian) Nieport, Greenville, Irene Jones, New Weston, Rosella (Ed) McClurg, St. Sebastian, and Bob Gerling, Versailles; and four grandchildren.
Deceased are siblings, Al and Mary Jean, Don and Leo Wendeln, Rita and Ed Hasselman; father and mother-in-law Ferd and Frances Nieport; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Paul Jones, Rita Gerling and Martha Nieport.
He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, the Apostleship of Prayer and St. Denis Knights of Columbus Council. He retired from Fort Loramie Cast Stone Products where he was part owner and operator of the family business.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to the Elmwood of New Bremen, Reminiscence Neighborhood.
Condolences may be left at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.