Martha Verlean (Verl) Wentzel, 88, of Bossier, La., passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at her residence. She was born on September 24, 1923, in Mount Vernon, Ind., to William and Osary (Meredith) Hein.
Verl was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bossier City, La. She was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School. Verl enjoyed fishing, outdoors and was a nature enthusiast. She dearly loved and cared for her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years, Paul Wentzel; brother, William Hein; and her sister, Elfreida Turner.
Verl is survived by her daughter, Susan Page of Chandler, Ind.; grandchildren, Angela Finke and Paul Sailer; and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2012, at St. Matthew Catholic Church 421 Mulberry St. in Mount Vernon with Fr. James Sauer officiating with burial to follow in St. Matthew Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2012, at Schneider Funeral Home 512 Main St. in Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com