Shirley "Sam" Wendt

VERONA- Shirley "Sam" Wendt, age 71, passed away after a long illness on October 20, 2013.

She was born in Verona on August 11, 1942, the daughter of Roland and Gladys (Schmid) Pulver. She married Cal Wendt on July 9, 1994.

Sam worked at Middleton Farmer's Co-op before owning Wendt's Bar and Grill in Black Earth with her husband. She enjoyed gambling, sitting on her deck enjoying the outdoors with her dogs, and above all, she loved her family.

She is survived by her husband, Cal; children, Stephanie (Dave) Kutzke, and CD (Ashley) Wendt; a grandson, Colton Wendt; sisters, Linda (Dave) Peterson, Bette (Mike) Knick, and Kari (Chris) Miller; brothers-in-law, Vern (Brenda) Wendt and Vince (Phyllis) Wendt; godmother, Anne Marie Schmid; nieces, nephews and many other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roland Pulver; mother, Gladys McSherry; and a nephew, Tim Knick.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, VERONA CHAPEL, 220 Enterprise Drive.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the doctors and staff at Dean Clinic and St. Mary's Hospital.

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