September 29, 2020 – Renee D. Wendt (nee Weniger), 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 27, 2020. She was born on December 13, 1934 in Milwaukee to Joseph and Dorothy (nee Goldsmith) Weniger and graduated from West Division High School class of 1953. She married Bernard Wendt on June 9, 1956 at St. Catherine Church in Milwaukee.
Renee excelled at knitting, creating beautiful sweaters, hats, blankets, and more over a lifetime.
She also enjoyed needlework, camping, travelling, watching birds and Packer games.
She was a member of St. James Parish in Madison, St. Rita’s Parish in Racine, and St. Peter Parish in Slinger. She worked various administrative assistant jobs and enjoyed serving treats for many years at Dairy Queen in Slinger.
Renee is survived by her loving children Patrick (Sue), Mike (Becky), Christine (the late Greg) Griswold, and Cindy (Ed) Mangold; grandchildren Steve, Ben, Sara, Melissa, Julie, Joe, Kaelan, Sean, Samantha, and Gavin; great-granddaughters McKenna, Carson, and Macy; brothers Thomas (Bonnie) Weniger and Joseph (Mary) Weniger; and sisters-in-laws Bernadine (the late Edward) Szopinski and Kathryn (Bill) Debus. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Renee is proceeded in death by her loving husband Deacon Bernie Wendt, and in-laws Oliver and Carol Wendt, and Raymond Wendt.
The Visitation will be held at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W Paradise Dr, West Bend) on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 10 a.m. until noon. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Peter Parish, 200 E. Washington St., Slinger with Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding.
The Mass will be live streamed on the Phillip Funeral Homes Facebook Page starting at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association (620 S. 76th St, Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214) or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.