WENDT, Richard C., age 85
Died: Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Reverend Tom Westcott officiating.
Visitation: family will receive friends one hour prior to service at church. As per church COVID policy, face masks are required to be worn by all individuals.
Interment: will be held at a later date in Union Cemetery, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
For those unable to join us at Trinity, the service will be live streamed at http://www.trinity-ec.org/. Under "Worship with Trinity" on the home page, use "Watch On-line" to view the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials be given to either: Trinity Lutheran Church or UW Platteville Foundation https://www.uwplatt.edu/give.
Richard C. Wendt, age 85, of Eau Claire died on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the Beehive Home Assisted Living in Eau Claire.
Richard was born March 28, 1936 to the late Robert and Gearldine (Peterson) Wendt in Mazomanie, Wisconsin. In 1954, he graduated from Black Earth High School. He then attended the Wisconsin Institute of Technology (now known as UW Platteville), graduating with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1958. On August 2, 1958 he was united in marriage to Lois Brechler in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Shortly thereafter he was drafted into the US Army Corps of Engineers proudly serving for 2 years at the Presidio in San Francisco, CA. He was honorably discharged in 1960.
In 1961, he moved to Eau Claire taking a job with the State of Wisconsin DOT as a Civil Engineer where he worked until his retirement in March of 1996. In 1963, they welcomed their daughter, Cyndi.
Richard loved being at the cabin in the Town of Otter Creek and traveling. He and Lois were able to visit 49 of the 50 states missing only Hawaii. His grandsons held a special place in his life as he watched them grow, attended their various musical and sporting events, and was their "mentor" later during their frequent lunches together. He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved watching Wisconsin sports. He was a volunteer for many years at Mayo Clinic Health System-EC and was a very active member at Trinity Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia (Mark) Seyer of Elk Mound; grandsons, Kyle and Shawn Seyer of Eau Claire; half brothers and sister, James (Roxie) Wendt of Mount Horeb, Donald (Janet) Wendt of Surprise, AZ and Roberta (Greg) Smith of Madison, WI; sisters- and brother-in-law, Shirley Martin of Mount Horeb, Mary Thomas of Oshkosh, and Charles (Betty) Brechler of Boulder City, NV; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; step mother, Norma Wendt; and brothers-in-law, George Thomas and Sam Martin.