Emma W. Wenzel

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“Dear Wenzel Family, Please know that my prayers have been with your family. I will always have fond Kindergarten memories of Mrs. Wenzel and of the...Read More »
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Emma Wenzel, formerly of Menasha, was called to her Savior's side on Monday, February 9, 2009 at a Baraboo hospital. Emma was born August 6, 1922 in Hadar, Nebraska, daughter of the late Rev. George and Pauline Wietzke Tiefel. She attended Immanuel Ev. Lutheran School in Hadar and graduated from the Stambaugh, Michigan High School in 1940. She then entered Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, and in 1942 entered the ministry of teaching the truths of God's word. She instructed His precious little lambs at St. John Ev. Lutheran School in Bay City, Michigan; Mt. Lebanon Ev. Lutheran School in Milwaukee; St. Paul Ev. Lutheran School in Appleton; and Bethel Ev. Lutheran School in Menasha - a total of forty-one years serving her Lord. On July 18, 1959, Emma married Raymond Wenzel; Ray preceded her in death in 1981. Emma was currently residing in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and lived with her daughter, Amy. She was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church there.

Emma was a loving wife and mother who was committed to the needs of her family, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. She enjoyed flowers, reading, cooking, looking at photo albums, and talking to friends and family.

Emma is survived by her three loving children: Rev. Glenn Nancy Wenzel of Riverside, California and their children: Nevin Wenzel of San Bernardino, California; Nina Acosta of Riverside California; Robert Melodie Wenzel of New Ulm, Minnesota; Sarah Mike Homan of Bloomington, Minnesota; Seth Wenzel of San Clemente, California; Jesse Janet Wenzel of Wildomar, California; and Zachary Wenzel of Riverside, California and his special friend Jennafer Powell;

Rev. David Deb Wenzel and their children Megan, Collin, Erin, and Eric, all of Appleton;

Amy John Hartwig of Baraboo and their children Emily of Baraboo, Joshua of Madison, and Nicholas and Andrea, both of Baraboo.

There are four great-grandchildren: Christopher and Elizabeth Acosta, and Rachel and Joshua Homan. Emma is also survived by two brothers: Rev. George Marian Tiefel, Jr. of South Lyon, Michigan and Paul Virginia Tiefel of Eau Claire; a brother-in-law: George Wenzel of Menasha; and three sisters-in-law: Hulda Linquist of Menasha, Erma Tiefel of Minnesota, and Helen Wenzel of Waupaca.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Raymond in 1981, a sister Gertrude Harold Gother, brothers Rev. Victor Arlene Tiefel, Rev Arnold Grete Tiefel, and Rev. Fred Louise Tiefel; and by several brothers and sisters-in-law: Helen Wenzel, Louis Lindquist, Al Wenzel, Alma Oscar Michelson, Loretta Coolie Kieckafer, Grete Tiefel, and Vi Clarence Palmer; and a special Godchild and great-nephew Dean DeWildt.

The Christian Funeral for Emma will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 16, 2009 at MOUNT OLIVE EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 930 E. Florida Avenue in Appleton with Rev. Donald Ninmer officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM and again at the church on Monday morning from 10:00 AM until the hour of the services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial funds are being established for Bethel Ev. Lutheran Church in Menasha and Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota.

During her entire life, Emma found great comfort and strength in the promises of her loving Savior. She found great joy in sharing this faith with her own children and with the many lambs that God entrusted to her care during her forty-one years as a teacher.

"In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."

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Appleton 739-1231
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