Irma A. Wendeln, 76, of 1776 St. Johns Road, Maria Stein, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster, where she had been a patient for seven weeks.
She was born on Sept. 7, 1935, in Minster, to John and Mary (Dwenger) Sturwold, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 21, 1956, she married Charles U. Wendeln, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2009.
She is survived by her children, Diane and Mark Homan of Maria Stein and Gary Wendeln of New Bremen; two grandsons, Ron and Kim Homan and Tom and Joyce Homan; four great-grandchildren, Sam, Lilly, Charlie and Tyler Homan; five brothers, Clarence Sturwold of Vandalia, Ralph and Mary Ann Sturwold of Fort Loramie, Gilbert Sturwold of Minster, Wilbur Sturwold of Russia and John and Marlene Sturwold of Minster; a brother-in-law, Warnie Alexander.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, her twin Norma Alexander and Marilyn Gaerke; two sisters-in-law, Helen and Mary Jane Sturwold.
She was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Maria Stein and the ladies Sodality of the church. She worked with her husband on the family dairy farm her entire working life.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Church, with the Rev. Gene Schnipke officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.
Memorial donations may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.