George F. Wendt
FUNERAL HOME
Peterson-Bassi Chapels - Chicago
6938 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL
George F. Wendt, age 73, of River Forest; Devoted and loving husband of Anne for 52 years; Loving father of Matt (Kari), Dan (Jen) and Kate (Stephen) Thompson; Active and doting grandpa of 9; Visitation Sunday 11:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. at Peterson-Bassi Chapels, 6938 W. North Ave. Chicago. Funeral Mass Monday 2:00 p.m. at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, River Forest. Info: 773 637-4441 or www.petersonfuneralhome.com


Published by Chicago Tribune from Sep. 18 to Sep. 23, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
19
Visitation
11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Peterson-Bassi Chapels - Chicago
6938 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL
Sep
20
Funeral service
2:00p.m.
St. Vincent-Ferrer
1530 Jackson Ave., River Forest, IL
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Rich & Jo (Vorhies) Dunbar
September 21, 2021
Heartfelt condolences go out to George's immediate and extended family. What an amazing person who will be missed! So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Erika Billish-McCormick
September 19, 2021
The Paul Family
September 19, 2021
Our memories of sunny days, clear and cool water, fun and lasting friendships while participating in the Riverside Golf Club's winning swim teams will never fade and will always comfort us all. We send our love to George, Annie, Dan, Matt and Kate, the grandkids and George's brothers and sisters. Sincerely, The Pauls: Debbie, Susie, Jimmy, Billy, Gina & Tom.
The L. James Paul Family
Other
September 19, 2021
So very many vivid memories of George and his siblings as we all persevered under Dan O'Briens practices and meets at the RGC "back in the day". Sunday was family day where all the parents rooted during the meets. His Mom, Virginia, pinned all the meet ribbons to her blouse; she had many!. Sunday evenings were also great as we all dined together for dinner.

Warmest heartfelt thoughts for all the Wendts.
Linda Gramer Sperling
Acquaintance
September 19, 2021
My deepest condolences go out to the Wendt family. I can still picture him and the rest of the family poolside at RGC. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and the days ahead.
Barb DeChristopher Repking
September 19, 2021
An excellent teacher not only of academia but for life choices. George enthusiastically encouraged the pursuit of open water swimming which was the best advice I ever received.
Jim McNichols
Student
September 18, 2021
Condolences to the Wendt family on the sudden and unexpected passing of George, a Renaissance man to be sure. I will remember him and say his name. May happy memories leaven your grief; and may you find some solace in knowing that his passage came while he was doing something that he knew well and loved.
John Christian
September 17, 2021
George and I were in many classes together at Fenwick. Athough I never got to know him well, and I hadn't seen him since 1965, I vividly recall what a gentleman he was--a really good guy.
George Daleiden
Classmate
September 16, 2021
Condolences and prayers for George and his family. Bob Schiewe, '62 Friar Duneland Beach, IN.
Robert Schiewe Sr.
September 16, 2021
George was such a pleasant person and a great human being. He will be missed by all. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to all of the extended Wendt family. Rest in Peace George.
Mario Giannetta
Acquaintance
September 16, 2021
Charissa and Brett Oleskow
September 15, 2021
My daughter was a swimming acquaintance of George and his son Matt. She has so many wonderful things to say about him, that I want to express my condolences to his family. I wish I had had an opportunity to meet him
Dabney Leonard
September 15, 2021
He was a kind thoughtful guy
Ray McDonald
September 15, 2021
George you are a truly nice guy, talented and dedicated to family, sport and business. Good luck on your journey.
Bill Walsh class of 65
Bill Walsh
Classmate
September 15, 2021
Stephen Morimoto
September 15, 2021
Dear Wendt`s, sending sympathy, my heart goes to you currently of great sadness. Please know that God cares about you, how you feel and invites you to let them help you.
JONES
September 15, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
J
September 15, 2021
I was saddened to read of George's passing. I had the privilege of knowing him through a student work program at Kelly High School. George had employed some of my students. He was the kindest, most professional employer I worked with. My condolences to all of you who have lost a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend. May peace and comfort fill your hearts.
Barbara Anna Rendak
September 15, 2021
I have know George for many years going back to our time together serving on the Chicago Manufacturing Board of Directors. We found that we also had swimming in common and that I was not even close to George's ability but he always was encouraging. So many folks will remember him for his swimming prowess but he was also a generous volunteer, and entrepreneur. Many years later we connected again as his decision to own another business with his son became a goal. We helped them find a suitable company. I learned a lot from him on the Board and thru TMA. RIP
Joel Goldberg
Friend
September 13, 2021
So sorry and surprised to hear of Georg’s passing. He was a great guy and I always enjoyed seeing and competing with him in Masters Swim Meets. RIP my friend.
Terry Brinkman
Terry Brinkman
Friend
September 13, 2021
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