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Elmer Wenzel

1925 - 2008

Elmer Edward Wenzel age 83 of Belknap
Township went to be with his Lord on

April 11, 2008 with his family at his side.

He was born February 23, 1925 in Rogers City
to Elmer and Amanda (Berg) Wenzel

Mr. Wenzel was a World War I] Army veteran and the recipient of a
Purple Heart. On May 18, 1946, he married Ruth Sellke at
Saint Michael Lutheran Church in Belknap Township. He enjoyed
hunting and fishing, as well as spending time with his family.

He is survived by:
wife, Ruth
2 daughters, Sharon (James) Haske of Rogers City and
Mary (Allan) Grulke of Rogers City
1 son, Gary Wenzel of Posen
10 grandchildren, Kristy (Dave) Klock, Kelly Blair, Kathy (Brian) Boulis, Jim Haske Jr.,
Marcella Haske, Lance Wenzel, Jason (Leslie) Ostrander,
Amanda (Jason) Boarders, Gail Grulke, and Steve (Jenny) Grulke
13 great grandchildren, Emily, Patrick, Cassandra, Grace, Jacob, Lexia, Nichole, Austin,
Justin, Halee, Cory, Emily, and Natalie
3 sisters, Phyllis Pelez, Barb (Mike) Peltz, and Corlie (Lee) Rodgers
2 brothers, Jerry (Emmy) and Chet (Alice)
Special friends, Russ and Mag Bey
and his buddy, Gussy

He was preceded in death by:
parents, Elmer and Amanda
brother, Neil
sister, Shirley Haske
great granddaughter, Tia Rae Grulke

Visitation & Service Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Tuesday from
2 -8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Wednesday at
St. John Lutheran Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 11:00 a.m.
with Pastor John Schreiber officiating. Rogers City V.F.W. Post #607 will accord full
military honors following the funeral service at church.

Interment will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials Memorials may be given to the St. John Endowment Fund
or Hospice of the Sunrise Shore

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Elmer Wenzel – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI