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WENDEL, Donald J.

WENDEL, Donald J.

WENDEL - Donald J. September 18, 1928 - March 4, 2017, of Grand Island, loving husband of 65 years to Dorothy A. (Cobb) Wendel; father of Laura Matthews, Terry (Colleen) Wendel, Marianne (Paul) Heinen, Mark (Louise) and Christopher (Marla) Wendel; grandfather of Jonathan Matthews, Andrea, Alison and Tara Wendel, Julianne (Gregory) Becker, Andrew and Jacquelyn Heinen, Carolyn (Dave) Lansom, Brian, Michael, Elizabeth, Nicholas and Daniel Wendel; great-grandfather of Elliot and Jacob Matthews; son of the late Walter Wendel and Helen Sweener; brother of the late Jeanine (late Robert) Dietz. Friends may call Monday 4-8 PM at the KAISER FUNERAL HOME, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11:00 AM at St. Stephen's Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo or a charity of your choice. He was a devoted family man and adored by all who knew him. He served his country honorably in the Korean War as a Paratrooper in the 187th Airborne Division. He retired from General Motors in 1991, where he worked as a Machinist. He enjoyed his retirement with his family since 1991.

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