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Horst Wandel


1922 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Horst Wandel Obituary
HORST WANDEL, 92, passed away on 8/31/14 at Kaiser Hospital in Fontana. He was born on 7/13/22 in Germany. His family moved to Hammond, Indiana in 1924. During WWII he served in the South Pacific as a sergeant with the 836th Engineer Aviation Battalion. Horst moved to Fontana in 1956 and worked for Hunter Engineering in Riverside as a designer/ estimator until his retirement in 1985. Horst loved to sing and spent several years with the Civic Light Opera as well as over forty years in the Fontana Community Church choir. His other interests included gardening, stained glass, writing poetry, and woodworking. He repaired, refinished, and made many things for the church. He also was a volunteer with the Fontana Police Department for many years and in 1992 he was named the police department's Volunteer of the Year. Horst was preceded in death by his daughter, Gail, son, Kevin, and his beloved wife of 66 years, Gerry. He is survived by his son, Brian (Tracy) and their sons, Elliot and Ethan; grandson Jeff Weber (Melissa), and their sons Ashton and Andrew, and daughter, Abigail; nephews Michael and Peter Quint and Denny Bauer. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial service is planned for October 18 at 11:00 A.M. at Ingold Funeral Chapel in Fontana.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 12, 2014
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