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“On behalf of Food For The Poor, we would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Harold Wendler, who was a true friend of...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Food for the Poor Planned Giving Department - FL

“I will always love and miss you Grandpa Harry especially your kind spirit and humor! ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Kimberly Hammerton - Fort Worth, TX

“Fr. Pat - sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. We will be saying extra prayers for you and your family as you go through this difficult time. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Ev Schmelzer - Dodgeville, WI

“It always warmed my heart to see Harry and Jan in the berry patch first thing in the morning.my dogs would bark their greeting and I would add mine...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Ruth Rogers - Sun Prairie, WI

“Prayers to the Wendler family. Mr. & Mrs. Wendler always made sure to swing down into the circle to say hi to our son Joseph. You both always made me...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Carmen & Joseph Georgeson/Hensler - WI

“I am so saddened to learn of the passing of Uncle Harry. I hold dear so many fond memories. My condolences to all the Wendler family. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Rita Peffers - Okemos, MI

“Will miss seeing you at morning Mass and ringing those bells. So grateful for your dedication and wonderful example of love and commitment to Christ. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Kim Durham - Sun Prairie, WI

“We miss you already and are saddened that we won't see you sitting in your special seat at Mass. Blessings ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Ralph & Joyce Weitzman - Friend


Harold T. Wendler, age 82, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016, in Madison. He was born to Otto and Alice (Harrison) Wendler on June 1, 1934, in Milwaukee. He married his first wife Margaret Bauer on October 18, 1958, Harold married his second wife Jan (Hughey) on July 22, 2006.
Harold was a graduate of Marquette High School and attended Marquette University. He also served our country in the U.S. Army. He worked over 30 years for Sherwin Williams. Harold was an avid Packer fan, was a member of the Lions Club in Manitowoc and was a Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of Sacred Hearts Church for 36 years, where he taught religious education, was a Sacristan for more than 13 years, and he also volunteered at Hospice for 10 years.
He is survived by his wife Jan; a sister Marian; children, Michael (Lynette), Rev. Patrick, Laure (Kurt) Schmidt, Mary (Kevin) Krysinski, and Thomas (Lisa); stepchildren, David Hughey, Dennis (Minette) Hughey, Donna (Bill) Hammerton, Dawn (Rick) Dorman, Douglas Hughey Sr., and Jane Lawson; grandchildren, Elijah, Mathew, Zachary, Erin, Kristen, Jeremy, Hayley, Noah and Isaac; 16 step grandchildren; and 8 step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Margaret; his parents and a brother Frank.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, 221 Columbus Street, Sun Prairie. Rev. Patrick Wendler will preside with Monsignor Duane Moellenberndt as Homilist. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2017, at Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, 302 Columbus St. in Sun Prairie, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass on Tuesday at the Church. Burial will be at Sacred Hearts Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Sacred Hearts Building Fund or Sacred Hearts Cemetery Fund.

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home
Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400
www.newcomerfh.com