Jean Wendt, 71, Fond du Lac

August 22, 2018

Jean A. Wendt, 71, Fond du Lac, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Hospice Home of Hope.

She was born Aug. 22, 1946, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of Hellwig and Dorothe Richardson Staehling. On Jan. 28, 1967, she married Kenneth O. Wendt at Immanuel Lutheran in Waupun. She graduated from Waupun High School, class of 1964. She was a member at Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church for more than 50 years.

Jean attended school and became a beautician and worked at Glamor Shop in Waupun and Fashionette in Fond du Lac. She later worked at Kohl’s and Jet Stream Car Wash. She enjoyed golf, spending time with family and her grandchildren, and was very artistic and enjoyed painting and arranging flowers.

She is survived by her husband Kenneth Wendt of Fond du Lac; her daughter Pamela Wendt of Hubertus; her son, Daniel (Sara) Wendt of Fond du Lac; four grandchildren Delaney, Carter, Sophia and William; two brothers, Gerald (Marjo) Staehling of Mauston and John (Lois) Staehling of Waupun; her sister, Susan Kuzulka of Waupun; her brothers and sisters-in-law Janette (Phillip) Ruck of Waupun, Judith (Dale) Jefferson of Phoenix, Arizona, Beverly Friess of North Fond du Lac, Diane (Steve) Strupp of Oakfield, and Joan Wendt of Fond du Lac; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers-in-law, Arden Wendt and Gary Friess.

Visitation on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel, 31 E. Division St., Fond du Lac, and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, at Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church, 20 Wisconsin American Drive, Fond du Lac.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Tom Meyer officiating. Cremation will follow the traditional service.

Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family. Visit kurkimachfuneralchapel.com.

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