Frederick Wehrenberg (1924 - 2015)

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Frederick Henry Wehrenberg died Sunday, January 18, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. His paternal grandparents were from Liebenau, West Germany. His parents were John Martin Wehrenberg, from Baltimore City and Inez Lille Wants Wehrenberg, from Carroll County in Maryland. In 1933 the family moved to the Pimlico area where he spent his early childhood. He graduated from Forest Park High School in 1942 and was immediately employed by the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company. He spent three years in the Air Force during World War II. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant as a radio operator and his tour flying with the 311th Troop Carrier Squadron covered most of the Pacific Ocean area. He married Virginia Jarosinski from Chicago, Illinois while he was a member of the Air Force. He was discharged in 1946 and returned to his job with the telephone company in Baltimore City. In 1952 he was promoted to manager and assigned as Plant Wire Chief in the Westminster area. In 1960 he was reassigned to the Elkton-Bel Air area. He was assigned to the Equipment Engineering District in Baltimore City in 1963 as was transferred to the Transmission Engineering District in 1966. From 1970 to 1974 he was assigned to the plant staff as Staff Manager of Transmission and Noise Investigation. From 1974-1976 he was assigned to the Fundamental Planning District and from 1976 to 1980, he was the Project Director for Electro-Mechanical Switching Control Center Implementation in the State of Maryland. He was transferred to the C & F Headquarters Electro-Mechanical Switching Staff in Bethesda, Maryland in 1981 and in 1982 was assigned as Staff Manager responsible for the implementation of Inter-Office Facilities Control Centers in the four C & F Companies. He served in this capacity until his retirement in 1985. His main hobby was operating his Amateur Radio Station "W3MAI". He was always active in community affairs. He served as Scout Master of Troop 108 for many years in the Pimlico area and also as a local Neighborhood Commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America in Carroll County Maryland. He served as Carroll County Chairman of the Easter Seals Campaign and was also a Past President of many civic organizations, including The Westminster Civitan Club, The Westminster Little League, The Westminster Parent Teachers Association of Westminster High School and the St. Paul's Men's Brotherhood. While living in the Pikesville area, he served as President of the Pikesville Lion's Club in 1972. Subsequently he also served the International Association of Lion's Clubs as Zone Chairman, a Deputy District Governor, a Cabinet Secretary and as Governor of District 22-A in 1978. In 1979 he was awarded the Governor's Citation from Harry Hughes, Governor of the State of Maryland, for his outstanding service to the citizens of the state. He also served as as officer of the German Society of Maryland from 1975-1981 when he was elected President of the Society. He remained in the office until 1983. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for the History of Germans in Maryland. After the death of his wife Virginia, he moved from Sykesville, Maryland to Chicago, Illinois. In 1988 he married Beverly Smigiel and established residence in the Wildwood Community northwest of Chicago. He is survived by his wife Beverly and one daughter Inez Anders, who are residents of Glenview, Illinois. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home of Niles, Illinois is entrusted with arrangements. Info 847-581-0544 or

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Niles, IL 60714-1109
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Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 27, 2015
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