Janet A. Wendling, 87, of Kiel passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, Jan. 7, 2021 at Oak Creek Assisted Living where she had been a resident for almost two years.
She is the former Janet Ann Flick, born Feb. 13, 1933, daughter of the late Charles J. and Norma Lilah Louise (Voelker) Flick. On May 9, 1952 she was united in marriage to Jerome “Butch” Wendling at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Butch preceded her in death on July 12, 2010.
Janet had previously worked at Lauson/Tecumseh Products and Kiel Bottling Works. She later worked at Kiel City Hall as a secretary until her retirement. Janet was a longtime member of St. Peter’s UCC in Kiel where she was active with the Women’s Guild, serving as secretary. Janet enjoyed quilting, knitting, and making ornaments with beads. Her favorite hobby was gardening, her green thumb showed with all types of flowers and plants she grew.
Survivors include her grandson, Jacob Stephani; her former son-in-law, Daniel Stephani; her daughter Patricia’s longtime friend, Andy Kugel; brothers and sisters Carmen Hainzlsperger of Unity, Wayne (Patricia) Flick of Horicon, Marie (Arden) Peterson of Abbotsford, Charles (Gail) Flick of Colby, and Priscilla Adams of Chester, Virginia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Rudolph Wendling, Sylvia Anhalt, Barbara Schwind, Delores (Anthony) Kauth, Diane (Thomas) Twohig, Nancy (Robert) Weir, Elsie Arnold, and Charlotte Dedering; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jerome; daughter Patricia; a sister, Ellen Remus-Landwehr; along with numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law of the Flick and Wendling families.
Funeral service for Janet will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. at Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, 815 6th St., Kiel. Family and friends are asked to start gathering at the funeral home at noon. Burial will follow in the Kiel City Cemetery.
Janet had many special people in her life who had helped her over the past several years. She was especially grateful for the help from her nephews, Chuck Wendling and Steve Anhalt; her sister-in-law, Elsie Arnold; and family friend Mary Manz. Her family also would like to thank the caregivers at Oak Creek for their care and friendship and the nurses at Heartland Hospice for the compassion shown to her in her last days.
Online condolences may be left at www.meiselwitzfh.com.