Obituary: Patricia “Pat” B. Wendel, age 83

by Jim Dittmann
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Patricia “Pat” B. Wendel, age 83 of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2018.

Pat was born on September 24, 1934 in Milwaukee, the daughter of LeRoy and Dorothy (Gutzke) Belzer. She graduated from North Division High School in Milwaukee. On November 21, 1953, she was united in marriage to Vernon “Vern” Wendel at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Milwaukee. Pat enjoyed cooking, gardening, crafting and spending time with her family, espcially her grandchildren. Her dog held a special place in her heart.

Pat is survived by her daughters, Mary (Tim Rohde) Wendel-Rohde of Beaver Dam, Lisa (Jeff) Schulz of Beaver Dam and Diane (Joel) Reible of Fond du Lac; son-in-law, Matt Bremmer of Brookfield; grandchildren, Jason Howland, Patricia Bennett, Jonathan Wendel, Cody Asboth, Jacob Bremmer, Kade Forsberg, Tristan Wendel Forsberg, Gage Reible and Tyler Reible; great-granddaughter, MacKenzie Desjarlais; beloved dogs, Madison, Rosie, Maggie, Chula and Bear; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Vern in 2008; daughters, Sandra (Roy) Schehr in 2015 and Stacey Bremmer in 2015; various aunts, uncles and other relatives.

Visitation for Patricia will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery.

If desired, memorials in Pat’s name may be directed to the Dodge County Humane Society.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at

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