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Wallace John Wenzel

February 12, 1933 — November 23, 2022

Davenport Crystal Lake

Wallace “Wally” Wenzel, of Lake in the Hills, Illinois, formerly of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, passed to eternal life on November 23, 2022, at Northwestern Medicine Huntly Hospital. Born February 12, 1933, in Fredonia, Wisconsin, Wally was the youngest of five children of Herbert and Melinda (nee Koenig) Wenzel.

Wally served honorably in the U.S army and was honorably discharged in 1955. Hobbies included old cars, wood working, and bowling. His favorite sports teams were the Green Bay Packers, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Chicago Cubs.

He married Nola Marquardt on November 1, 1958, at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The union was blessed with one daughter, Caryl Jean Wenzel.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nola; daughter, Caryl Jean; brother, Allen Wenzel; and many nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Wally was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Dorothy (nee Wenzel) Nowacki, Marvel (Wenzel) Mason, and Edna (Wenzel) Jacobson.

As a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake and formerly Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, he sang in the choir, served as an usher, served on the Board of Trustees, and served on various other committees on an as needed basis. Wally also volunteered for many years at Bethesda Resale Shop (now Able Light Thrift Shop) in Crystal Lake.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 3 PM until a service at 5 PM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 S. Pathway Court, Crystal Lake, 60014.

A second visitation will be Thursday, December 1, from 11 AM until a service at 1 PM at Harder Funeral Home, 18700 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI. Burial with military honors will follow at Wisconsin Memorial Park

Memorials can be sent to either Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center, St. Louis, MO, 63141 or Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 S. Pathway Court, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

Funeral arrangements through Harder Funeral Home in Brookfield, WI and burial are still pending and will be uploaded as soon as they are confirmed.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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