Walter E. Wenberg

WANTAGE - Walter E. Wenberg, 91, of Wantage, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown.

Born in Dunnell, Minn., Mr. Wenberg lived in Middletown, then lived in Hampton Township from 1972 until moving to Wantage Township in May of 2013. He was a 1954 graduate of St. John's University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in biology, and in 1959 graduated from St. John's University with a master's degree in microbiology. Mr. Wenberg was a World War II United States Army veteran, serving from Sept. 20, 1942, until March 12, 1946. A health officer for the Sussex County Health Department, Mr. Wenberg retired in 1987 after 11 years of service. He had previously worked as plant sanitarian for Continental Bakery in Paterson for 10 years.

Mr. Wenberg was a charter member of the Hampton Township Historical Society and was a 23-year member of the Hampton Township Board of Health. He also was a Master Mason. He was a former Boy Scout and continued to be involved in scouting through adulthood. He was a member of the High Point Harmonizers, as well as other glee clubs. A master gardener, Mr. Wenberg enjoyed traveling.

The son of the late Walter E. Wenberg Sr. and Rose (Mounteney) Wenberg, Mr. Wenberg also was predeceased by his first wife, Amy D. Wenberg, on Feb. 8, 2004; and his brother, Wendell W. Wenberg. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Wassmer, and a grandnephew, John J. Cherry, of North Brook, Ill.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hampton Township Historical Society, PO Box 350, Branchville, NJ 07826. Online condolences may be offered at

Funeral Home

Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 383-4600

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Feb. 9, 2014