Michael J Wendling

MAYVILLE – SPC Michael J. Wendling, 20, of W2419 Allen Road, Mayville, lost his life on Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, in service to his country in Iraq.

SPC Michael J. Wendling was born on Jan. 3,

1985, at St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac. He was baptized on that same day. His baptism was reaffirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church on March 3, 1985. He is the youngest of four children of Randall and Carrie Wendling.

Michael attended pre-school and kindergarten at St. John Lutheran School, Mayville. He attended Immanuel Lutheran School in the town of Theresa. He was active in many sports during those years. Michael renewed his baptismal vows at his Confirmation on May 2, 1999, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the town of Theresa. Michael’s confirmation verse was ‘Then Jesus said to those which believed on him “If you continue in my word, then you are my disciple indeed. And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make your free.” John 8:31 & 32.

Michael attended Mayville High School. He was a member of the DECA Club. He participated in football, basketball, baseball and golf. He graduated in June 2003. He enlisted in the Army National Guard while in high school at the age of 17. He was a student at UW-Milwaukee until he was called up to active duty in May 2005. Michael served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, Co. C, 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry.

Michael is survived by his parents, Randall and Carrie Wendling, Mayville; two sisters, Jennifer (Nathan) Augustine, Adams, Minn., and Angela, Milwaukee; one brother, Mark, Wauwatosa; his paternal grandmother, Esther Wendling; his maternal grandparents, Vernon and Patricia Neuman, Eden; his dear friend, Aleana Strook, Mayville, and her parents, Scott and Cheri Strook, Mayville; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Reinhold Wendling and his great-grandparents.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, (River Church), town of Theresa, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mark Berlin will officiate.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Mayville High School gymnasium, 500 N. Clark St., Mayville, from 5 to 9 p.m., and also on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, (River Church), town of Theresa. Burial will be in Immanuel Cemetery, town of Theresa, with graveside military rites conducted by the Wisconsin Army National Guard.

A scholarship fund will be established in Michael’s name.

The Koepsell Funeral Home, 301 N. Walnut St., Mayville, is serving the family.

SPC Michael J. Wendling, 20, of W2419, Allen Road, Mayville, lost his life on Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, in service to his country in Iraq.

SPC Michael J. Wendling was born on Jan. 3, 1985, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. He was baptized on that same day. His baptism was reaffirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church on March 3, 1985. He is the youngest of four children of Randall and Carrie Wendling.

He attended pre-school and kindergarten at St. John Lutheran School in Mayville. Michael attended Immanuel Lutheran School in the Township of Teresa. Michael’s confirmation verse was “Then Jesus said to those which believed on him ‘If you continue in my word, then you are my disciple indeed. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”’ John 8:31 & 32.

Michael attended Mayville High School. He was a member of the DECA club. He participated in football, basketball, baseball and golf. He graduated in June of 2003.

He enlisted in the Army National Guard while in high school at the age of 17. He was a student at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee until he was called to active duty in May of this year. Michael served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry.

Michael is survived by his parents, Randall and Carrie Wendling of Mayville; sisters, Jennifer (Nathan) Augustine of Adams, Minn. and Angela of Milwaukee; brother, Mark of Wauwatosa; paternal grandmother, Esther Wend-ling of Mayville; maternal grandparents, Vernon and Patricia Neuman of Eden. Michael is further survived by his dear friend, Aleana Strook of Mayville and her parents, Scott and Cheri Strook of Mayville; aunts and uncles; cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Reinhold Wendling; and his great-grandparents.

• Services: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Town of Theresa (River Church), with the Rev. Mark Berlin officiating. Burial will be at Immanuel Cemetery, Town of Theresa, with Graveside Military Rites conducted by the Wisconsin Army National Guard.

• Visitation: Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, at Mayville High School Gymnasium, 500 N. Clark St., Mayville, and also from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Town of Theresa (River Church).

A scholarship fund will be established in Mike’s name.

SPC Wendling’s awards include The Bronze Star, The Purple Heart Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Iraqi Campaign Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, The Army Service Ribbon, The Combat Infantry Badge and two awards of the Wisconsin Wright Medal.

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Michael J Wendling - wendlingm - Michael J Wendling
Mayville
09/26/2005
Age: 20
Incident Location: Shaibah, Iraq
Branch: Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Brigade
Units Base: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin