Wendt, Delores E. (1914 - 2001)







----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 08/22/2001

Wendt, Delores E. (1914 - 2001)

Delores E. Wendt, 87, Owen, Clark County, formerly of Greenwood, died on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen, where she and her husband have resided since Jan. 2000. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Immanuel United Church of Christ, Greenwood. The Rev. Michael Kennedy officiated. Donna Olson was the soloist and Jodi Rueth was the organist. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were Wayne Nielsen, Randy Hendrickson, Kevin Buckman, Chuck McCabe, Jerry Olson, Duane Olson and Torry Carragher.

Delores Emelia Mattausch was born on May 18, 1914, in Buffalo County, to Henry and Emelia (nee Miller) Mattausch. She attended school in Praag, and then assisted in running the family business. She married Edgar John Wendt on Aug. 22, 1940, in Praag. The couple ran the Praag Grocery Store and raised mink for a few years before moving to the Longwood area to farm. In 1959, they moved to Montana, where they rented a wheat farm and later managed a trailer court. In the late 1980's, they moved back to Greenwood and reside there until they both entered the nursing home in Jan. 2000. She enjoyed plastic canvas crafts and reading. She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Carragher, Rosemount, Minn. three grandchildren, Tricia (Kevin Buckman, Farmington, Minn., Tammy (Chuck) Carragher, Leesburg, Va. and a sister-in-law, Esther Mattausch, New Mexico.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Lester Mattausch.

Her husband, Edgar Wendt, followed her in death on Aug. 18, 2001.

Cuddie Funeral Home of Greenwood assisted the family with arrangements.



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