Ted Wanta, 82, West Bend

January 29, 2019

Ted H. Wanta, 82, West Bend, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.

He was born June 28, 1936, to Minnie and Leo Wanta, in Stevens Point. Ted served in the U.S. Army Reserves. After serving, he traveled around Wisconsin and met his wife Joan, and they married in Beaver Dam on Sept. 28, 1963. They eventually moved to Milwaukee, and then settled in West Bend where they lived for more than 50 years. He worked for Badger Packaging for more than 30 years, finally retiring to pursue his great loves of fishing, hunting, golfing, bowling, volleyball and being a casino card dealer.

He is survived by his wife, Joan “Joanie;” children, Debra (Peter) Oberg, Linda Starr, Sue (Jay) Sciachitano; grandchildren, Megan Starr, Luke Oberg, Bella Sciachitano; a brother, Ronald Wanta of Los Angeles, California. Further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lucy; brothers, Leo and Donald Wanta; as well as other friends and loved ones.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 1025 S. 7th Ave., West Bend, with the Rev. Andrew Infanger presiding. A visitation will be held at the church from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. There will be a private family interment.

Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. Visit phillipfuneralhome.com.

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