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CHARLENE M. WENZEL, 69, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Edward Peter and Evelyn Marie Derheimer. Charlene graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in 1967 and earned her associate's degree 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, Ind.; 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 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1700 Aboite Center Rd., Fort Wayne, Ind., with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road., with a Rosary Service at 3:30 p.m. Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 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 guestbook visit

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on May 16, 2018
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