Michael C. Wendel
Michael C. “Chief” Wendel,
age 39, of Fond du Lac, died Friday, February 14, 2020, at St. Agnes Hospital.
He was born on February 19, 1980, in Fond du Lac, the son of Gary and Sharon (Volkaitis)
Wendel. Michael worked at Quad/Graphics and previously as a plumber in North
Dakota. Michael was an avid baseball player until he was thirty-six and was an
avid Chicago White Sox fan. Even in North Dakota Michael was able to instill
into his children to be Green Bay Packers fans. He enjoyed cooking, fishing,
heavy metal music especially the band Korn, and he also loved rummaging and
picking. Michael was a very nurturing, soft spoken, and kind. You would never
hear Michael saying a bad word about anyone. Michael loved his dog Cyrus and
his greatest love was his children and his family.
Survivors include his children,
Danica and Anthony Wendel of Enderlin, ND, Xander Wendel of Fargo, ND; his
mother, Sharon Wendel of Fond du Lac; his siblings, Scott (Renae) Volkaitis of
Fond du Lac, Robin (Andy) Schmitz of Malone, Christi (John) Bartelak of
Burlington, Dan (Laura) Volkaitis of Lomira, Anthony Wendel of Fond du Lac; his
grandfather, Jerry Wendel of Fond du Lac; special friends, Ashlee and Jayden
Guyot; cousins, Michelle, Cassie, and Jake; and many aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father,
Gary Wendel; grandmother, Janice Wendel; grandparents, Kenneth and Delores
Graham; aunt, Terri Dougherty.
Visitation will take place
on Friday, February 21, 2020, from 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM at Uecker-Witt Funeral
Home, 524 N. Park Ave, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. A funeral service will follow
the visitation at the funeral home at 1:30 PM. Burial will follow the service
at St. Charles Cemetery.
Additional information and
guestbook can be found at ueckerwitt.com