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Glenn L. Wendt

May 7, 1930 ~ March 23, 2017 (age 86)

Of Sanborn, NY, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017,  in DeGraff Memorial Hospital, North Tonawanda, NY.    He was born at home in Sanborn  on May 7, 1930,  the son of the late William B. and Grace E. [Wendt] Wendt.

Mr. Wendt attended Trott Vocational High School. He worked with his uncle at Wendt Frozen Foods in Buffalo before taking over the family farm and sold Minneapolis Moline tractors.  Mr. Wendt worked construction with Smith Brothers and became an operating engineer with Operating Engineer Local 463, until retiring in 1995.

He was a life member of the Sanborn Fire Company, where he served as President and Fire Chief. He had been on every truck committee since 1966 up until the two last fire trucks were purchased. He was active in all the fire companies’ activities. Mr. Wendt served as Past President of Niagara County Fire Chiefs Association, FASNY and many other fire related associations.

He was a member of the Sanborn Historical Society and Holy Ghost Lutheran Church and enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling and NASCAR.

Mr. Wendt is survived by his wife of 67 years Jean [Smith] Wendt, one son Jay (Susan) Wendt, three daughters Dr. Joanne (Tony) Clews, Judy (Robert) Hoover and Joy (Richard) Frerichs, eight grandchildren Robert (Darci) Hoover, Christina (Mike) Herlan, Thomas (Jen Schepis) Hoover, Jennifer (Jeff) Melear, Michael (Julie) Frerichs, Jamie (Dan) Lukasiewicz, Tiffany (Vincent Aquino) and Brandon (fiancée Emma Grayson) Wendt, thirteen great grandchildren, one brother  Forrest (late Gail) Wendt, a sister Gracelyn (late John) Bilek, also many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Donald (Dorothy), Marvin (Ruth), Bertram (Norine), William (Darla)  and Kenneth (Dianne) Wendt. 

The family will be present at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road, SANBORN, NY, on Saturday from 7-9 PM  and on  Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  The Sanborn Fire Co. memorial service will be Sunday at 7:00 PM.   Funeral Services will be held Monday at   11:00   AM at  Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Luther Street and Niagara Road, Bergholtz, with the Rev. Philip Sallach officiating. 

Flowers gratefully declined, memorials may be made in his name to the Holy Ghost Church or to the Sanborn Fire Co. 

Interment in Holy Ghost Cemetery, Town of Wheatfield, NY. 

 


 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
March 25, 2017

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Rhoney Funeral Home, Inc.
Sanborn, NY

Visitation
Sunday
March 26, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Rhoney Funeral Home, Inc.
Sanborn, NY

Visitation
Sunday
March 26, 2017

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Rhoney Funeral Home, Inc.
Sanborn, NY

Funeral Service
Monday
March 27, 2017

11:00 AM
Holy Ghost Lutheran Church
Sanborn, NY


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