Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Lavine Hamberg Wendeln, 87, Kettering, passed away March 22, 2014, at Bethany Lutheran Village.
She was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Coldwater, to Edward and Alvina Hamberg. On July 22, 1950, she married Donald E. Wendeln, who preceded her in death after 63 years of marriage.
Surviving are nine children, Edward, Dayton, Diane Schulte, Vienna, Va., her children, Eric (Christine Nalitz and their daughter, Louisa) and Katherine; daughter, Mary Seibel of Cincinnati, her children, Colleen Kelley (J. Maxwell Finland) and David; daughter, Janet Wendeln and her husband, Steve Hugenberg, Indianapolis, Ind., their children, Daniel (Amanda Patch), Elizabeth and Jennifer; son, John, and his wife, Sally, Cincinnati, their children, Matthew and Kathryn; daughter, Judith Miller, and her husband, Michael, Indianapolis, Ind., their children, Stephanie (Stafford Brunk) and Todd; daughter, Donna Bange and her husband, Joseph, Minneapolis, Minn., their children, Lauren and Christine (fiancé, Ryan Pritchard); son, Michael, Dayton, and his fianceé, Natalya Andrews; daughter, Karen Sparling, and her husband, Paul, Hebron, Ky., their children, Ashley, Natalie and Kenneth. She is survived by siblings Thomas Hamberg and Joan Hamberg Stammen.
Deceased are siblings Catherine Hamberg, Howard Hamberg, Mary Thelma Hamberg Miller, Ralph Hamberg, Luella Hamberg Meyer and Donald Hamberg.
She was the heart of her family and her legacy is the great love that she gave her husband and each and every one of her children and grandchildren. This love continues to grow and keep her large family close. She was the fourth of nine children. She moved to Dayton after graduating from Coldwater High School in 1944. She met her husband while he was a student at the University of Dayton.
She was committed to the Catholic education of her children, and each of them graduated from Alter High School and the University of Dayton.
She was a good friend to many and loved books, tennis, and bridge. She retired from Alter High School, where she was an administrative assistant in the guidance office.
Funeral Mass was March 26, 2014, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Kettering. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles Borromeo parish, Kettering.
Condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.