Roland Norbert Wendricks, 86, of Dyckesville, passed away at his home on the evening of May 16, 2017.
He was born on July 26, 1930 to the late Edward and Ruby (DeChamps) Wendricks. He was a 1948 graduate of Casco High School, a 1952 graduate of St Norbert College, and later obtained his Masters of Science from Northwestern University in 1961. He served in the US Air Force from 1953 - 1961. On October 28, 1952, he married his wife LaVerne Lardo at St. Francis DePaul Church in Duvall.
Roland was employed by American Can Co. from 1952 until his retirement in 1992. Roland enjoyed gardening, spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as well as with his brothers and sisters and their families and traveling with his wife and other family members.
He is survived by his loving wife, and their four children; Wayne (Debbie) Wendricks, Julie (Earl) Reichmann, Lauri (Randy) Johnson, and Lisa (Edward) Hawkins; twelve grandchildren; Shannon (Josh) Spoehr, Heather (Dan) Micoley, Abigail Wendricks (fiancé Tom Ebenhoe), Alexis Wendricks, Bonnie (Greg) Baranczyk, Jason Zimmerman, Heather (Adam) Moede, Samantha Johnson (fiancé Tyson Rensch), Ben Johnson, Jessica Johnson, Cody Hawkins, Lucas Hawkins; fourteen great-grandchildren; Gage Boyd, Tyler Spoehr, Preston Spoehr, Alix Spoehr, Pippa Wendricks, Wyatt Micoley, Logan Micoley, Jeremiah Baranczyk, Chester Baranczyk, Elijah Baranczyk, Naomi Moede, Aria Moede, Chloe Moede, Roman Zimmerman; three sisters and a brother-in-law; Joyce Fitzgerald, Judith (Tom) Mix, Sandy DeBroux; one sister-in-law; Phoebe (Ronald) Wendricks. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and dear friends.
Preceding him in death are his brothers and sisters-in-law Edward (Beverly) Wendricks Jr., Armand (Patricia) Wendricks; his brother Ronald Wendricks; two brothers-in-law; Frank DeBroux and Tom Fitzgerald and his father-in-law Louis Lardo and mother-in-law Leona Lardo.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Lyndahl Funeral Home from 5 PM to 8 PM. A funeral service will be held at Old St. Joseph Church at 123 Grant St., DePere at 10 AM on Saturday, May 20, with Deacon Kevin DeCleene officiating. Entombment will take place at Shrine of the Good Shepard Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.
The family is asking that, in lieu of flowers, a collection for donations in the form of a check payable to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research will be taken at the funeral home or by mail.
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LA VERNE AND FAMILY WHAT A HANDSOME YOUNG LAD. WE MISSED YOU FOR MANY YEARS WHEN YOU WERE OUT EAST. THEN YOU RETURNED AND I NEVER DID GET THE CHANCE TO STOP BY. JERRY AGAMAITE BOUGHT THE LAND AT THE FARM AND HIS COUS... more
My condolences to the family. I have been working with Wayne for the last 3 years and he is a great person to work with. He must have learned his skills from within the family. God Bless.