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 Francis W. Wenzel

Francis W. Wenzel

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Death 6 Apr 2008 (aged 85)
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 61025118 · View Source
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Francis W. Wenzel, 85, of Springfield died Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born July 12, 1922, in Springfield, the son of Frederick and June Wilson Wenzel. He married Laverda Thompson on Dec. 7, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Frederick and Robert Wenzel.

Mr. Wenzel attended Springfield schools and Golden Gate College. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. From 1950 to 1967, he was the administrator and president of Springfield Clinic. He was secretary-treasurer of Capital Security Life Insurance Co. from 1961 to 1967, and until 1975, he owned and operated a chain of fabric stores known as the House of Fabrics. He became affiliated with First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Springfield as a director in 1972; in 1975, he became vice president and loan officer; and, he was president from 1976 to 1981, when First Federal merged with Bloomington Federal. He retired in 1986.

Mr. Wenzel was active in many civic organizations, including the Junior Chamber of Commerce; Inter-Civic Club Council; Citizens Committee for Public Schools; Citizens Committee for Parks and Recreation; United Way of Sangamon County, where he was past director and treasurer; Senior Citizens of Sangamon County; Senior Citizens Commission; Illini Country Club; and the Sangamo Club, where he served as treasurer. He was a member and served on the administrative board of Woodside United Methodist Church. He was past president, past secretary and current treasurer of the Springfield Rotary Club and was a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.

Surviving are his wife, Laverda; two daughters; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.

Services at Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Poole officiating. Burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL) - April 8, 2008
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  • Created by: Tony Cannon
  • Added: 2 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61025118
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis W. Wenzel (12 Jul 1922–6 Apr 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61025118, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Tony Cannon (contributor 46527423) .