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Vernon R. Wentzel, age 81, husband of Jane M. (Watts) Wentzel, of E. Phila. Ave. Gilbertsville, passed away Saturday at the Sanatoga Center, Lower Pottsgrove Twp.

Born in Colebrookdale Twp., he was the son of the late Wilson and Elsie (Endy) Wentzel.He was a 1946 graduate of Boyertown High School, and later worked at the former Stanley G. Flagg, in Stowe, for many years, retiring in 1989.  He then worked part-time at Gilbertsville Auto Supply.

Surviving with his wife of 59 years, is a daughter; Fay J. Hain, of Stowe, along with a granddaughter; Stacey M. Hain, also of Stowe, and two great grandchildren; Josie and Chance. He was pre-deceased by three sisters; Madeline Hertzog, Geneva Raysor, and Geraldine Walter.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Boyertown, and also a member of the Boyertown Lion’s Club. He enjoyed music, playing the accordion for many years, and even played in his own band for a number of years.  In addition, he was an avid carpenter, and enjoyed woodworking.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Phila. Ave. Gilbertsville, with Sister Millicent J. Drake, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 7 to 8:30 PM, and also on Wednesday from 10 to 10:30 AM, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in his memory to: Alzheimer’s Assoc., 399 Market St., Suite 102, Phila. Pa.  19106.

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