BROOKLYN-Duane G. "Dewey" Wendt, age 54, of Oregon, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born on March 3, 1962, in Stoughton the son of Wilfred and Dorothy (Gunnelson) Wendt. Dewey was employed with the Oregon School District for over 30 years as a custodian at Brooklyn Elementary School and 20 years as a bus driver. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, hiking in the woods, and hanging with his best friend, Doug up north.

Dewey also liked sports, but he especially loved the time he was able to spend with his family and two furry shadows, Charlie and Murphy.

Dewey is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Wendt and Nicole Wendt; parents, Wilfred and Dorothy; sisters, Charlotte (Robert) Wendt and Sandy (Bill) Wendt; brother, Scott (Sue) Wendt; nephews, Luke and Josh; niece, Sammie; significant other, Raynel Klonsinski and her children, Jeremy, Melissa, and Madison; and friend and mother of his daughters, Debbie Flynn.

Funeral Services will be held at GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL HOME, 1150 Park St., Oregon, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be gifted in Dewey's name to UW Carbone Cancer Center, "Race for Research"-Team Dewey.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at the UW Hospital unit B6/6 and the staff of TLC.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson Oregon
Funeral & Cremation Care
1150 Park Street