August 23, 2017

Mona M. (Barnum) Wenzel

Died April 8, 2017

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Mona Mae (Barnum) Wenzel, 79, of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., passed away April 8, 2017.

Mona was born Dec. 14, 1937, in Prescott. She graduated from West Branch High School in 1956. Later she received an accounting degree from Cleary College.

Mona was married to Anthony A. Wenzel on Aug. 1, 1959. They were married for 25 years.

Mona served as Green Oak Township clerk for 10 years. She went on to work in accounting until she retired in 2000 and moved to Naples, Fla.

During her retirement, Mona volunteered more than 11,000 hours at North Naples Community Hospital, where she was named Volunteer of the Year and received the President’s Call to Service Award. She was a member of the Green Oak Historical Society, Red Hat Society and several other organizations. Mona served as a Girl Scout leader and taught Catholic catechism. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and decorating cakes. Mona made several Moses beds for newborn babies going home from the hospital without cribs. Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel unselfishly provided a home for Catholic Social Services to place foster children and expecting mothers many times. They loved to camp with their family and friends.

Mona is survived by her children, Monica (Michael) Johnson, Brian (Kathe) Wenzel and Martha (John) Kiani; in addition to six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; several siblings; nieces and nephews; and other family and friends.

Mona was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony, in 1984.

Memorial services will be held May 20, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church in Brighton. Father John Rocus will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to West Branch High School Alumni Scholarship Fund in memory of Mona Barnum Wenzel, c/o Kay Hammond Salazar, 3858 Miller Drive, West Branch, MI 48661.

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