Donald C. Wendelborn, 93, of Clintonville, died Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Birch Hill Health Services, Shawano.
Donald Clarence Wendelborn was born August 9, 1928 in West Bend, Wisconsin to Chester and Louise (Richter) Wendelborn. He grew up in the West Bend area and attended the Wisconsin School of the Blind and Visually Impaired in Janesville. Don was married on October 6, 1951 to LaVerne A. Hagen at St. Kilian’s Catholic Church, Hartford. He was a foreman in West Bend Company’s shipping and receiving department for nearly 40 years, retiring in 1986. The couple moved north and settled in Clintonville in 1993.
Don is a former member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, West Bend, and a current member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville. In his early days, he enjoyed taking trips up north to relax, hike, and just spend time outdoors. Don has also always enjoyed fishing as much as possible, regardless of the season. His other interests were playing cards with his family and winning at the casino slot machines.
Survivors include his 70-year-old wife, LaVerne; two children, Tom (Marian) Wendelborn and Nancy (Don) Kohler; and a son-in-law, Rick Stautz. There are seven grandchildren: Theran (Linda) Stautz, Meg (Matt) Hilscher, Ian (Julie) Stautz, Adam (Kelly) Wendelborn, Aaron (Darcie) Kohler, Chad (Marie) Kohler and Elizabeth Kohler. He is also survived by a great-granddaughter, Fiona; two sisters-in-law, Gertrude Werner and Carol Hagen; and many other relatives and friends.
Don was predeceased by his parents; one daughter, Kim Stautz; and four siblings, Eugene, Audrey, Carol and Noraleen.
The memorial service will be on Thursday, July 7e at 12:00 p.m. at Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, with Fr. Simon Muriithi Minyati officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Holy Angels Catholic Cemetery, West Bend. Visitation will be held Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Go to www.beil-didier.com sign the guestbook online or send a card.
Our family would like to thank all the nurses and staff at Birch Hill for the wonderful care provided to Dad.