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Obituaries

June 25, 2014

Mary Lou Patricia (Weins) Wendt

— Mary Lou Patricia (Weins) Wendt, 96, of St. Peter, MN died on June 23, 2014.

 Mary Lou was born Feb. 18, 1918 in Calumet County Wisconsin, the daughter of Michael and Rose (Knier) Weins. She taught rural schools for 5 years in the Hilbert WI area, until she married Otis J. Wendt on April 6, 1941. Otis served in World War II on Canton Island and other locations in the South Pacific. After the war, Mary Lou and Otis moved to Darlington WI where they operated a portrait and commercial studio for more than 37 years.

 When they retired, they moved to Little Green Lake WI, where they relaxed and fished until Otis' death on June 22, 1996. Mary Lou then moved to Waseca, MN and subsequently to St. Peter MN.

 Mary Lou is survived by four daughters: Patricia Wendt, Ellen Wendt (Nancy Wilber), Karen Wendt, and Marla Fippard (Rob); one granddaughter, Kelly Ojstersek; two grandsons, Jon Yamashita (Stephanie Roise) and Andrew Peters (Lindsay Epperly); three great-grandsons, Zachary Ojstersek, Alex Ojstersek and Owen Yamashita; one great-granddaughter, Lauren Yamashita; two sisters, Jackie Lemberger and Eleanor Muenster; and one brother, Jerome Weins (Marilyn). She is also survived by a brother-in-law, Arthur Wendt (Eileen), and two sisters-in-law, Arlene Tennier (Dennis) and Eileen Weins. She was pre-deceased by her husband Otis; her sisters, Bernice Skell, Dorothy Strizic and brother, Ralph Weins; sisters-in-law, Ione Miller and Ethel Scheid.

 At Mary Lou's request there will be no services.

 Everyone who knew Mary Lou will miss her sense of humor, her feisty and independent nature, and her immense heart full of love.

 A special thank you to the loving and compassionate staff at Benedictine Living Community of Saint Peter and to the Mayo Clinic Hospice Care Team. Memorials to these organizations are requested, in lieu of flowers.

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