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WIENKE, Herbert J.
WIENKE - Herbert J. Age 103, of Wheatfield, March 15, 2016. Born March 8, 1913 in North Tonawanda, the son of the late John and Marie (Nantke) Wienke. Life-long and active member of St. James Lutheran Church in Bergholz, member for over 70 years of Bergholz Fire Company, employed at Carborundum Abrasives for 41 years, repaired and refinished furniture for 11 years. An avid reader of the Bible and devotional books. He married Eleanor (DuBois) Wienke on January 22, 1938, who predeceased him in 1998. He is survived by five children: Thomas (Betty) Wienke of Lancaster, CA, Carolyn (Marshal) Chapin of Wheatfield, Harris (Victoria) Wienke of Hamburg, Janelle (John) Peters of Marinette, WI and Albert (Joyce) Wienke of North Tonawanda; two sisters Florence (late Charles) Donner and Lorraine (late Donald) Werth; three brothers Erwin Wienke, Edward (Jessie) Wienke and Nelson (Dora) Wienke; 10 grandchildren: Mary, Todd, Lori, Michael, Amy, David, Alex, Jessica, Kendra and Julie; six great-grandchildren: Amanda, Dylan, Julia, Sonja, Grant and Ellen; sister-in-law Lillian DuBois and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by a brother, Richard Wienke, and sister, Mildred Motchenbaugh. Visitation at the DUBOIS FUNERAL HOME, 2436 Niagara Rd., (Bergholz) in Wheatfield on Friday 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Services Saturday (March 19) at 11 AM in St. James Lutheran Church, across from funeral home. Interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. James Lutheran Church Roof Fund or a or charity of choice.