Wenzel, Glenna Jean, Stanton, MI, Formerly of Hemlock, Michigan


Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went to be with her heavenly father on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Saginaw Geriatrics Home, surrounded by her family, age 83 years. Glenna was born in Brant, Michigan January 18, 1929 the daughter of the late George and Florence (Gleason) Olney. She married Richard Wenzel July 24, 1948 and he survives her. She graduated from Elsie High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Central Michigan University. In addition to raising four children, Glenna worked as a teacher, real estate agent and secretary at her husband’s Farm Bureau Insurance Agency in Hemlock, MI. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Stanton where they made their home after retiring in 1990. She and Richard enjoyed an active life filled with travel together all over the United States and abroad. After retiring, they did mission work with Nomads for fifteen years. Most of all, Glenna loved to spend time entertaining family and friends at their home on Derby lake and teaching whoever was willing to learn how to water ski. In addition to her husband, Glenna is survived by four children, Janet and George Bourdow, Saginaw, MI, Denise and Gary Toffoli, New Boston, MI, Randy and Romana Wenzel, Wake Forest, NC and Lisa and Steve Myers, Cadillac, MI; eleven grandchildren, Jennifer (Mike) Griffith, Nick (Meegan) Bourdow, Kristin (Tyler) Wolfgang, Melanie, Aaron (Andrea) and Jordon Toffoli, Dustin, Adam and Alex Wenzel, Seth and Ethan Myers; six great-grandchildren; her brother, Harold (Sharon) Olney; many beloved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Wayne (Dorothy) Olney and her sister, Joyce (Woody) Hunt. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Hemlock United Methodist Church, 406 W. Saginaw St., Hemlock. Rev. Jerry Densmore and Rev. Jamey Nichols will officiate with burial in Richland Township Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at W. L. Case & Company, Merrill Tuesday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday at church from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to Southern Care Hospice, Hemlock United Methodist Church or First Congregational Church of Stanton. The family would especially like to thank Saginaw Geriatrics Home and Southern Care Hospice for their excellent care and kindness. www.casefuneralhome.com