Wenzel, Betty Jane, Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved mother and grandmother passed away Thursday, July 14, 2011 at St. Francis Home. Age 88 years. The daughter of the late Zephaniah and Harriet (Tyrrell) Graham, Betty was born January 1, 1923 in Flint, Michigan. She married Henry C. Wenzel Sr. on January 18, 1947. He predeceased her November 6, 1993. Betty was a member of St. Luke’s Ev. Lutheran Church. Betty will be remembered for infectious smile, her kind words and her love for wildlife. Most of all, Betty loved being with her family. Surviving are two sons, two daughters and their spouses, Robert L. and Carol Jewell, Traverse City; Catherine A. Wright, Harrison; Henry C. Wenzel Jr. and his wife Helen, Rochester Hills; Ruth A. and Dennis Schneider, Stone Mountain, Georgia; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert and Lois Graham; one sister, Ruth E. Griesmayer; many nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by two children, Clarence Z. (Buddy) Jewell and Joy M. Daniels, a granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, and by three brothers and two sisters, Stanley, Zephaniah and William Graham, Alice Jewell and Blanche North. Funeral service will take place on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 5501 Gratiot Road in Saginaw. Rev. Mark A. Lindloff will officiate with interment in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. and at St. Luke’s Ev. Lutheran Church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Luke’s Ev. Lutheran Church or St. Francis Home. www.snowfuneralhome.net