Herbert G. Wenger
Herbert G. Wenger, 96, a retired professor at the University
of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP), died Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Care
Partners Assisted Living in Stevens Point at age 96 of natural causes.
A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, March 12,
at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Roger Moldenhauer
officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park in the town of Grand
Rapids in Wood County.
Visitation will be at the church from 10:30 a.m. Saturday
until the service.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church
or to Peace Lutheran Campus Center, 1517 Maria Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
Boston Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Condolences
may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Wenger was born Jan. 14, 1920, in Monroe, a son of the
late Gottlieb and Julia (Rufenacht) Wenger. He grew up in Milwaukee and
graduated from Lincoln High School in 1937.
During World War II, he served as a sergeant in the U.S.
Army Air Corps, primarily as a link trainer instructor, teaching British and
American pilots to fly by instruments.
He was married to June Martens of Egg Harbor June 26, 1948,
at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport in Door County. She
died Feb. 24, 2014, after 65 years of marriage.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from
Milwaukee State Teachers College in 1947, where he was a member of Sigma Delta
Phi fraternity. He earned a Master of Science degree in education from the UW-Milwaukee
Meanwhile, he taught in elementary and junior high schools
in Sheboygan and Milwaukee. He completed his doctorate in education from UW-Madison
He was an associate professor of education at Indiana
University of Pennsylvania for three years, then served as an associate professor
of education at UW-Stevens Point from 1967 until his retirement in 1984.
He led the university exchange program in England in 1978.
He opened his home to college and fraternity students and volunteered his time
with international students for many years at the Peace Lutheran Campus Center.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Stevens Point
for 49 years, where he taught Sunday school and served as an Elder. He also
focused much of his time, before and after retirement, with charity work as a
member and officer of the Stevens Point Noon Lions Club.
Survivors include four sons, Jeffrey
(Vicki), Carlisle, Mass., Bruce (Andrea), North Hudson, Scott, Stevens Point,
and Mark (Susan), Swarthmore, Pa.; one sister, Florence Moeller, Waukesha; and
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Clarence
Wenger; and one sister, Marianne Severson.