Edna M. Wenk

Chelsea, Michigan

At age 101, passed away at the Chelsea Retirement Community on January 3, 2019. She was born in Freedom Twp., MI on December 13, 1917 the daughter of Gottleib and Bertha (Eschelbach) Horning. 

February 7, 1942, she married Ernest W. Wenk, and he preceded her in death in 2006. 

Surviving are two children William (Marlene) Wenk of Denver, and Carolyn (Patrick) McNamara of Ann Arbor, four grandchildren, Brian Wenk, Ryan (Heidi) McNamara, Erin (Chris) Nesbitt, and Jennifer (David) Smith; three great-grandchildren, Evelyn Jaymes Nesbitt, Henry Smith, and Madelyne Smith. 

She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth K. Wenk, in 1990.

Edna was a proud graduate of Chelsea High School. She was also a proud lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church and faithfully served the church in many ways. She was a member of Women of Zion, a Sunday school teacher, and an organist for Historic Zion Church. She loved her faith and her family. She was homemaker, worked the farm, and raised chickens. She also collected dolls.

Funeral services took place from Zion Lutheran Church, Chelsea January 7, 2019 with Rev. Kathryn Tulman officiating. Burial followed at Zion Cemetery. The family received friends at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home on Sunday, January 6, 2019, as well as at the church on Monday. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or the Arbor Hospice Foundation.

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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