Frederick J. Wentzel
Frederick J. Wentzel, 80, of Green Lane, passed away April 25, 2014.
He was the beloved husband of Jean (Beard) Wentzel. Born in Stowe, he was a son of the late Paul and Elizabeth (Nishbach) Wentzel.
Fred served his country honorably in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a group leader for USGauge/Ametec, Sellersville for 39 years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of Pennsburg United Church of Christ. Fred was also a member of the Red Hill Fire Co., where he was Fire Chief from 1969 until 1979, and then a trustee from 1980-84. He was a member of the PA State Fireman's Assn; the Montgomery County Fireman's Relief Assn.; the Owl's Nest, #1302, East Greenville; the American Legion, Post #184, Palm; and the VFW, Post #5954, Red Hill.
Surviving with his wife, are children: Karen Engle, companion of Gary Cox, of Red Hill; Sheila, wife of Clair Huber, of Tafton, PA; Robert, and his wife Christina; of Green Lane; Joseph, and his wife Crystal, of Boyertown; and Frederick, and his wife Dawne, of Souderton; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; siblings: Helen, wife of Herbert Zeigler, of Pottstown; and Mary, wife of William Priotte, of Douglassville. He was pre-deceased by a grandson, Anthony; a son-in-law, William Engle; and siblings: Paul Jr., David Richard, Catherine, and Ruth.
Services will be at 11 AM on Thursday at the Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, 163 Main Street, Pennsburg. A viewing will be from 9:30-11 AM.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fresenius Medical Care Center, 1112 Old Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville, PA or to the Red Hill Fire Co., or to the VFW, Red Hill.
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