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Walter H. Wendt

1922 - 2013


Walter H. Wendt, age 91, of Watertown, passed away on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at the Rainbow Hospice inpatient facility in Johnson Creek.


Walter Harry Wendt was born on June 10, 1922, in the town of Milford, the son of Harry F. and Clara (Baurichter) Wendt.  He was a 1939 graduate of Johnson Creek High School. Walter was a member of the U.S. Army serving during WWII. On June 15, 1946, he married the former Gladys Munzel at Watertown Moravian Church.  He was employed as a welder at Crepaco in Lake Mills for over 35 years, retiring in 1987.  Walter was a member of the Watertown Moravian Church, where he had served as a trustee, on the board of elders and as a Sunday school teacher.  He had been the administrator of the Watertown Moravian Church Cemetery.  Walter was one of the founding organizers of the Astronomy Club in Watertown.  He was the show chairman for the Rock River Valley Geological Society.  Walter was vice president and secretary for the Watertown Flying Club.  He was a past commander and adjutant of the Watertown AMVETS Post No. 35.


Walter is survived by his wife, Gladys of Watertown; two children, Thomas Wendt of Beaver Dam and Judith (Gary) Sullivan of Janesville; two grandchildren, Matthew (Sarah) Sullivan and Michael (Heather) Sullivan; two great-grandchildren, Ayden and Owen Sullivan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Walter was preceded in death by his parents.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m., at Watertown Moravian Church with the Rev. Barbara Berg officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials, if desired, may be directed toward Watertown Moravian Church or to Rainbow Hospice.


The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at




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