Roger Wendtlandt

Roger L. Wendtlandt, 78, of Grafton, died Thursday, Aug. 30, in Holy Cross.

Mr. Wendtlandt was born in Grafton on Aug. 20, 1940, to Theodore and Bernadine Arentz Wendtlandt.

After graduating from Grafton High School, he served for two years in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Cheyenne,  Wyo.

After his military service, he met his future wife Judy Jacque at Flying S horse ranch in the Town of Port Washington.

“I was riding and he was grooming the horses,” she said.

The couple was married on Nov. 23, 1963, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington.

Mr. Wendtlandt worked for several canning companies, developing a hatred for anything with an artificial grape flavor, his family said.

Mr. Wendtlandt loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and grabbing coffee with friends.

He also enjoyed watching local sport teams and NASCAR.

“He had a hat for all of his favorite teams,” his daughter Nicole Duncan said. “He also had trademark handlebar moustache and was always quick with a smile.”

Mr. Wendtlandt is survived by his wife Judy of Grafton; children Lea Wendtlandt of San Antonio, Mark of West Bend, Nicole (Micheal) Duncan of Portland, Ore., and Karl of West Bend; grandchildren Erin (Steven) Murphy, Emma Ponath, and Jordan Luken.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Debra Jane Wendtlandt; sisters Janis Blank and Doris Wagner; and brothers James Wendtlandt and Henry “Butch” Wendtlandt.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grafton with Fr. John Yockey presiding.

Visitation will be at the church Thursday from 4 to 5:45 p.m.

Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Saukville.

Memorials to the St. Joseph’s Los Toros Foundation or the American Diabetes Association are suggested.

Eernisse Funeral Home of Cedarburg is handling the arrangements.




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