Born June 21, 1929, to the late Paul and Selma (Birr) Wendt, he grew up in Oconto Falls and married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Lucas on Dec. 27, 1952.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and after service, they moved to Green Bay where he started his own service station business with Standard Oil. He was well respected in the community and retired in 1987.
A charter member of the De Pere Lions Club since 1971, he served as President from 1977-78 and received the club's highest award, The Melvin Jones Fellow award.
They spent many years up at White Potato Lake with family, friends, extended family and other relatives.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nancy; five children, Larry (Gail) Wendt, Jay (Debbie) Wendt, Steve (Cathy) Wendt, Stacey (Gary) VanLanen and Bonnie (Steve) Vincent; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Otis (Claramae) and Gilbert (Bernie) Wendt and an infant brother, Lee.
Visitation was held at Grace Lutheran Church in Green Bay on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 2 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 4 p.m. with full Military Honors. Burial was in Volk Family Cemetery in Oconto Falls on Monday, Oct. 29. Newcomer Funeral Home of Green Bay assisted the family with arrangements.