Robert J. Wentzlaff, Janesville (1944-2013)
January 10, 1944 - November 26, 2013
Robert J. Wentzlaff, age 69, of Janesville, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Chicago, IL, on Jan. 10, 1944, the son of Robert J. and Claire (Samp) Wentzlaff. He attended catholic schools in the Chicago area and was a graduate of Lewis University, Joliet. Robert married Audrey Schuster on April 3, 1971, at St. Rosalie Catholic Church, Chicago. He was a high school Drama Teacher until retiring in 2002. He and Audrey moved to Janesville, from St. Augustine, FL, in 2005. Robert was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church and had a great love of the Theater and cherished the time spent with his grandchildren.
Robert is survived by his wife, Audrey; five children: Dawn Newbury of Janesville, Scott (Carma) Wentzlaff of Indianapolis, IN, Joy (Mitch) Hernandez and Elizabeth Kremer, both of Janesville, and Robert Wentzlaff of Naples, FL; 11 grandchildren: Matthew, Arianna, Andrew, Gabriel, Paul Michael, Caden, James, Amelia, William, Austin and Olivia; five siblings: Richard (Marianne) Wentzlaff, Diane (Richard) Elliott, Paul (Jeannine) Wentzlaff, Mark (Raimonda) Wentzlaff, and Janice (Bill) Newcomb; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at ST. JOHN VIANNEY CATHOLIC CHURCH with Fr. Donn Heiar officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the hour of Mass at ST. JOHN VIANNEY CATHOIC CHURCH. The family is being assisted by the SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY. For on-line guestbook and condolences: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com