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Deanna June "Dee" Wengerd

82, of Walnut Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Walnut Hills Nursing Home following a period of declining health. She was born in River Rouge, Michigan on June 25, 1938 to the late Frank and Freda (Lemke) Frantz and married Aden Wengerd on July 18, 1964. He survives. She was a charter member of Grace Mennonite Church in Berlin. She was a graduate of Henry Ford Nursing School. She worked at University Hospitals as an RN before moving to Holmes County where she worked in the ICU at Pomerene Hospital for 19 years and then worked at Majora Lane Nursing Home in Millersburg for 12 years. She was an active member of Creative Arts Book Club and loved reading, knitting, and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband of 56 years, she is survived by her children, Matthew (Tammi) Wengerd of Staunton, VA, Michael (Amanda) Wengerd of Minerva, and Debbie (Joe) Miller of Newcomerstown; 7 grandchildren, Lauren (Issac) Peglow, Hannah Wengerd, Finn Wengerd, Michelle Miller, Justine Miller, Allison (Gabe) Felton and Ezekiel Wengerd; and 2 great grandchildren, Oliver Peglow and Lula Mae Felton; and a sister Susan (David) Westerdale of Monroe, MI. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, David Frantz and Donald Frantz.

Private family services will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Grace Church in Berlin with Pastor Larry Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Public visitation will be held on Thursday from 11-12 (Noon) at the Grace Church with the family not present at that time. Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.



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February 28, 2021
She was such a warm and caring person, I will really miss her
Rhoda Yoder
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