Charles Wendeln

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RUSSIA — Charles E. Wendeln, age 70, of Russia, died at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at .

He was born on Jan. 5, 1946, in Fort Loramie, Ohio, to the late Harry and Arnolda (Hilgefort) Wendeln. He married Kay Francis on May 17, 1969 in Russia, Ohio. She survives in Russia.

He is also survived by children, Courtney and Eric Deutsch, Oakwood, Ohio, Casey and Lia Wendeln, Chicago, Andrew Wendeln, Dayton, Brady Wendeln, Chicago; grandchildren, Peyton, Parker, Charlotte, Ella and Cameron; in-laws, Mary Wendeln, Fort Loramie, Gail Wendeln, Fort Loramie, Irma Wendeln, Sidney, Patricia Howie, Louisville, Kentucky, Janice Phillips, Esconido, California, and Bonnie and Jack Buschur, Minster.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Al and Jean, Don and Laura, Leo, Ted and John, sister, Rita and Ed Hasselman, and in-laws, George Howie and Tim Phillips.

He was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church, Russia, a past Grand Knight of the Russia K of C, and a member of Knights of St. John Fort Loramie. He was a past member of the Russia Volunteer Fire Department, former Russia Village Council Member and former Mayor of Russia and instrumental in getting the Russia Branch of the Amos Memorial Public Library. HE was the co-owner of Fort Loramie Cast Stone Products. He was a graduate of Fort Loramie High School in 1965 and enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. His other interests were playing golf, softball, bowling, Trivia and singing Karaoke.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at St. Remy Catholic Church with the Rev. Martin Fox celebrant. Burial will be in St. Remy Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Russia, Ohio, and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Miami Valley Chapter of the and Russia Branch of Amos Memorial Public Library.

Condolences may be made at

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555 S. Liberty St.
Russia, OH 45363
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2016
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