Janice K. Wendel

Janice Katherine Wendel, 87, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2018 at Hospice Home of Hope. She was born on October 22, 1930 in Fond du Lac to Jacob and Henrietta Hoffman Wettstein. Janice married Jerome Wendel on May 1, 1954 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fond du Lac.

Janice had a fantastic sense of humor – a prankster, funny and, in general, the instigator of all mischief. She would regularly get her grandchildren into trouble. Janice instilled a love of sports into her family and especially loved following the Brewers and the Green Bay Packers. She loved canning and cooking. During Packer games, she’d often bake pies because she was too nervous to watch.

Janice loved to “love on” others. She baked Christmas cookies for all the people who were important to her – including the mailman and the hairdresser. Jan loved gambling and would share her money with others who never seemed to be quite as lucky as she was.

More than anything, Janice was an amazing mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her heart was full of love and laughter. She will be deeply missed.

Janice is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jerry; one daughter Sharon (Tom) Fischer; one daughter-in-law Sharon Wendel; five grandchildren A.J. (Denise) Wendel, Michelle (Jeff Jr.) Voss, Mike Wendel, Cassie (Ryan) Durant and Jake (Becky) Hintz; nine great grandchildren Nicole, Danielle, Morgan, Cole, Carter, Danica, Anthony, Zander and Logan. Janice is also survived by her best friend, Jan Hulderson, other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death are her son Gary Wendel, and her sisters and brothers.

VISITATION: Janice’s family will greet relatives and friends at Zacherl Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 1:00 to 1:45 PM.

SERVICE: A funeral service will be celebrated at Zacherl Funeral Home following visitation on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery, Taycheedah.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com