Monday, November 28th, 2011
Irma A. Wendeln, 76, of Maria Stein, died at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 25, 2011, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
She was born Sept. 7, 1935, in Minster, to John and Mary Dwenger Sturwold. On Jan. 21, 1956, she married Charles U. Wendeln, who died Nov. 18, 2009.
Surviving are two children, Diane (Mark) Homan, Maria Stein, and Gary Wendeln, New Bremen; five brothers, Clarence Sturwold, Vandalia, Ralph (Mary Ann) Sturwold, Fort Loramie, Gilbert Sturwold, Minster, Wilbur Sturwold, Russia, and John and Marlene Sturwold, Minster; a brother-in-law, Warnie Alexander, Piqua; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, her twin Norma Alexander, and Marilyn Gaerke; two sisters-in-law, Helen and Mary Jane Sturwold; and a brother-in-law, Virgil Gaerke.
She worked with her husband on the family dairy farm and was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Maria Stein, and the Ladies Sodality of the church.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Gene Schnipke officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Hospice.