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Donald Wenzel

1936 - 2018

Donald Otto Wenzel age 81 of Rogers City
passed away peacefully at home on January 27, 2018

He was born May 27, 1936 in Rogers City
to Edward and Matilda (Krause) Wenzel

Don enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling in his
early years. Trips to the hunting camp where
he would often pull out his harmonica and

play a tune. He also was a big Detroit Tiger
fan and enjoyed watching their games. Don
was also an avid bird watcher who enjoyed
making bird houses and feeding his birds

He will be greatly missed by his beloved
devoted wife, Shirley, his loving daughters and
family and friends.

Don is survived by
his wife, Shirley;
4 daughters, Tamela (Anthony) Ventura of Canton,
Terri (James) Orban of Suttons Bay,
Annette (Curt) Vogelheim of Rogers City and
Amy (Mark) Pilarski of Traverse City;
16 grandchildren, Bethany (Chris) Dembny, Bryan (Nicole) Budnick,
Lauren Plath, Elly (Alex) Moden, Holly (Jacob) Adams,
Jared (fiancée, Molly Maynard) Orban, Aaron Orban,
Heather (Chad) Cook, Justin “Bub” Vogelheim,
Jenna (fiancé, Justin Vekaryasz) Vogelheim,
Evan “Mook” Vogelheim, Ashley Pilarski,
Joshua (fiancée, Kelly Kakaley) Pilarski, Ethan Pilarski,
Anthony Ventura and Maria Ventura;
7 great grandchildren, Noah, Amelia and Hannah Dembny,
Caige and Cannen Cook, Braylon Vogelheim and
Avery Adams.

He was preceded in death by:
his parents, Edward and Matilda;
3 brothers, Howard, Edward and Penny; and
2 sisters, Dorothy Fleming and Lucille Mays.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on
Monday, January 29th from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m.
with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will
resume at St. John Lutheran Church on Tuesday
from 10:00 a.m, until time of service at 11:00 a.m
with Pastor Eric Voigt officiating,

Interment will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery,

Memorials may be given to St. John Lutheran Church
in memory of Donald Wenzel,

Don will be forever remembered for his quite nature and sense of humor.

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