Wendling, Richard J.
Passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Medilodge of Montrose. Age 101 years. He was born on September 28, 1911 in Maple Grove Township to the late Joseph and Caroline (Birchmeier) Wendling. He married Mary Zervan on April 10, 1940 she preceded him in death on December 8, 2001. Richard was a member of the St Michael’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was lifelong farmer. He especially enjoyed gardening and raising onions and farming. He also enjoyed card playing and fishing.
Surviving are two daughter-in-laws; Mary Ellen Wendling and Gayle Wendling both of Chesaning, seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, one sister, Marie Wrocklage and a sister-in-law, Marcella Wendling.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, 3 sons, George, Joseph and Richard, brothers and sisters; Arnold, Hubert, Norbert, Bernard, Hilda Emmendorfer, Sister Rose Ellen and Sister Dolores.
Funeral liturgy will be held Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 11:00 am at St Michael Catholic Church, Maple Grove. Friends may call at the Walker-Martin Funeral Home, Chesaning on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm. then at church on Wednesday after 10:00 am. Scripture service will be 7:00 pm Tuesday with the Knights of Columbus Rosary at 8:00 pm. Memorials are suggested to your favorite charity. www.wmartinfuneralhome.com