A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1919 Wyatt Ave., Stevens Point, with the Rev. Thomas Petersen officiating. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park in the town of Grand Rapids in Wood County.
Visitation will be at the church from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until the service.
Donations would be appreciated to “Washington Elementary School,” 3500 Prais St., Stevens Point, WI 54481;or “Peace Lutheran Campus Center,” 1517 Maria Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481; or “St. Paul Lutheran Church.”
Boston Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mrs. Wenger was born June 8, 1927, in Egg Harbor in Door County, a daughter of the late Charles and Ella (Graf) Martens. She grew up on a farm in Egg Harbor, attended Sunny Point School and graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1945.
Following high school, she attended Milwaukee State Teachers College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1949. She later obtained a Master of Science degree in elementary education/reading at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1978.
She was married to Herbert Wenger June 26, 1948, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport in Door County.
She taught first grade at various schools in Sheboygan, Milwaukee, Madison and then Pennsylvania before retiring in 1988 from Washington Elementary School in Stevens Point after 27 years of teaching.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school.
She opened her home to college and fraternity students on the various campuses where her husband was a professor and volunteered her time helping international foreign exchange students with their conversational English through the Peace Lutheran Campus Center. She also volunteered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Survivors include her husband, Herbert, Stevens Point; four sons, Jeffrey (Vicki), Malvern, Pa., Bruce (Andrea), North Hudson, Scott, Stevens Point, and Mark (Susan), Swarthmore, Pa.; one sister, Myrtle Felhofer, Sturgeon Bay; and four grandchildren, Katherine, Sarah, Marshall and Rex.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Franklin; and one sister, May.