Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Mary K. "Kate" Wendel, 85, Fort Recovery, died Nov. 8, 2013, at her daughters's residence in Fort Recovery.
She was born Dec. 3, 1927, in Fort Recovery to Albert and Louetta Garman Traxler. On June 18, 1949, she married Robert Allen, who died March 25, 1981. On June 8, 1984, she married Vitus Wendel, who died Dec. 29, 2001.
Survivors are a daughter, Vickie (Dave) Jutte, Fort Recovery; three grandchildren, Heidi (Chris) DuHamel, Davy (Kate) Jutte, and Matthew (Val) Jutte, all of Fort Recovery; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a sister-in-law, Sally Traxler, Fort Recovery; five stepchildren, Diane (LaMoyne) McCoy, Fort Recovery, Steve (Janet) Wendel, Fort Recovery, Sheila (Terry) Bias, all of Fort Recovery, Karla (Dewey) Osborne, Redkey, Ind., and Janel (Mike) Keller, Berne, Ind.; 13 stepgrandchildren, 12 stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are brothers, Don Traxler and Jim Traxler; and a sister, Linda Bowen.
She retired from the former Lee Guggenbiller Chevrolet Dealership, Fort Recovery, after 25 years. She graduated from Fort Recovery High School. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 345 and Daughters of Isabella Circle 810, both of Fort Recovery. She also was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial is at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 8:30-10 a.m. Monday at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Hospice.
Online condolences may be left at www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com.