On Saturday, June 5, 2021, Patricia “Pat” Wenger, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully at the age of 84. Pat was born on November 23, 1936 in Niles, MI to Ray and Ruth (Pennick) Dickson. She graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1954. On June 13, 1954, she married Kenneth Ray Wenger, who preceded her in death in May 2018. They raised one son and two daughters in LaPorte, Wakarusa, and Osceola. Pat worked with the Shaklee Corporation as an Executive Coordinator for 46 years. Pat was a lifelong member of Apostolic Temple Church in South Bend. Pat was known for her servant’s heart, quick wit, and passion for the Lord. She loved nature, watching the birds, playing her saxophone, and growing fresh vegetables from her garden.
Patricia was preceded in death by her loving husband of nearly 64 years, her son, Ronald Wenger, her parents, and her brother, Alan Dickson (survived by Christine). She is survived by her three sisters, Sharon Weldy, Joan Spite, and Barbara (DeWayne) Forrest, her three children, Bonnie (Duane) Kirish, Lonnie (Teresa) Wenger, and Laurie (Jonathan) Beck, her 10 grandchildren, Andrea (Mark) Lee, Benjamin (Elaine) Kirish, Christopher (Brianna) Kirish, Philip Wenger, Tadd Martin, Ryan (Sarah) Wenger, Justin Wenger, Emily Beck, Amy (Michael) Lape, and Amanda (Preston) Parker, and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 3 o’clock to 6 o’clock p.m. at Palmer Funeral Home-River Park Chapel, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, and one hour prior to services at church. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Apostolic Temple Church. 2221 S. Ironwood Drive at 10 o’clock a.m. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, IN.
Contributions in memory of Pat Wenger may be made to Apostolic Temple Church. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
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