Charlene M. Wenzel

  • Died: May 14, 2018
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family


Charlene M. Wenzel, 69, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Edward Peter and Evelyn Marie Derheimer. Charlene graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in 1967 and earned her Associates from Ivy Tech. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and loved spending time with her family. Charlene was a librarian with East Allen County Schools for 12 years. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Charlene enjoyed crocheting and making blankets for the church and had a passion for reading. Surviving are her loving husband of 43 years, DeWayne Wenzel of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Angela Wenzel, Regina (Travis) Troyer, Valerie Wenzel, Elizabeth (Nicholas) Strauser, grandchildren; Preston, Andrea, Sophia, and Brooklyn, she is also survived by a sister, Lois (Bernie) Jozwiak. Mass of Christian Burial is 11:30 am Friday May 18, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church 1700 Aboite Center Rd. Fort Wayne, IN. with calling one hour prior. Calling also Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 2- 4 & 6 - 8 pm with a Rosary Service at 3:30 pm at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road. Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to Masses or St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Blanket Ministry or Women's Care Center 4600 West Jefferson Blvd 46804 or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I am saddened to learn of Charlene's passing just now.
She was always kind - hearted, light hearted, and a
good friend to many she knew.
After being out of F W for several years, I am going
to have many more surprises as time flies on,,,,
but I pray for the souls of the departed and the family
of those still here.
Peace, and Love.

Posted by joan roberts - fort wayne, IN - Acquaintance   September 17, 2018

Dear Dwayne and Girls, so sorry for your loss.
Rick and Terri Langel

Posted by Terri Langel - Granger, IN - Family   May 17, 2018

God made me a wonderful mother. He made her smile like the sunshine. He molded her heart pure as gold. Mom you have a deep devotion to God and your family. You have always gave me endless love. You are patient and forgiving. You always cared and protected me.You are always there for me no what.You taught me from right and wrong. Always pushed me to do what was right.. You took care of me when I was sick your love made me well. If I was sad you would wrap your arms around me with your love, and make it all better. Wishing you would do that now. Mom you have always been my guiding light of my life. You have always give me love and support and confidence along the way. We share a special bond that spans through the years.Through laughter, worry, smiles, tears. There is a sense of trust that can't be broken, a depth of love sometimes unspoken. There has been a life long friendship of sharing, hugs, kisses, warmth. Our hearts are one. Mom you have always stood by my side. Giving me the strength I need . Always encouraging me to succeed. That you for always are taking that extra mile to show you care. You had made our house into a home with love. You taught me with a gentle guide.You have always been there to help me through the pain. You are my constant in my life. Always lending that helping hand. You would pick me up when I was down. Always there to listen. Mom you are strong. You are the one I can lean on. You are more then just a mother to me. With love always
Valerie

Posted by Valerie Wenzel - Fort Wayne, IN - Daughter   May 17, 2018

You will be missed, I always enjoyed seeing you outside crocheting/knitting! Your sweet smile and a hello.
Our loss, heavens gain!

Posted by Kit Anguiano - Fort Wayne, IN - Neighbor   May 16, 2018

Candle

God made me a wonderful mother.
He made her smile like the sunshine. He molded her heart pure as gold. Mom you have a deep devotion to God and your family. You have always gave me endless love. You are patient and forgiving. You always cared and protected me.You are always there for me no what.You taught me from right and wrong. Always pushed me to do what was right.. You took care of me when I was sick your love made me well. If I was sad you would wrap your arms around me with your love, and make it all better. Wishing you would do that now. Mom you have always been my guiding light of my life. You have always give me love and support and confidence along the way. We share a special bond that spans through the years.Through laughter, worry, smiles, tears. There is a sense of trust that can't be broken, a depth of love sometimes unspoken. There has been a life long friendship of sharing, hugs, kisses, warmth. Our hearts are one. Mom you have always stood by my side. Giving me the strength I need . Always encouraging me to succeed. That you for always are taking that extra mile to show you care. You had made our house into a home with love. You taught me with a gentle guide.You have always been there to help me through the pain. You are my constant in my life. Always lending that helping hand. You would pick me up when I was down. Always there to listen. Mom you are strong. You are the one I can lean on. You are more then just a mother to me. I miss you so very much.
With love always
Valerie

Posted by Valerie Wenzel - IN - Daughter   May 16, 2018

May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

Posted by Joseph and Lori Leemreis - South Bend, IN - Family   May 16, 2018

Candle

Dear Lois,
I am so sorry to hear of your sister, my cousin, Charlene's death.
Praying for you, God be with you in this time of grief.

Peter Edward Derheimer

Posted by Peter Derheimer - Sevilla,Spain - Family   May 16, 2018

DeWayne we are praying for you and your family. I will forever remember seeing you both walk by the house, seeing you at mass and her beautiful smile!

Posted by Allison Lehmann - Fort Wayne, IN - Acquaintance   May 16, 2018

Wonderful neighbors are really hard to find. You will be truly missed.

Posted by Tammy Soter-Simoes - Neighbor   May 16, 2018

You will be missed, Charlene! Our early memories of Fort Wayne were of meeting you at the elementary school our kids were going to attend. I had such a good feeling about living here from your warm welcome...and then, there you and Dewayne were at church! Double good! We are praying for your family and for your rest in Heaven. May all the Wenzels be blessed

Posted by Patricia & Gary Lehman - fort waye, IN - Friend   May 15, 2018

Thinking of you and your family at this time.
Special memory is of Charlene and Dewayne always walking by my house smiling, waving and or asking how I was doing.

Posted by Karen Lemmon - Fort Wayne, IN - Neighbor   May 15, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss! Praying for the family through this difficult time.

Posted by Amanda and Andrew Schortgen - Fort Waynd, IN - Friend   May 15, 2018


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