George Otto Wendt was born on October 31, 1948 in Green Bay to Dallas and Harriet (Jensen) Wendt. He grew up and went to school in Seymour. In his early days, George worked for some time in the Seymour area at a local dairy farm and then with a construction company that built silos. He was united in marriage on May 25, 1968 to Diane M. Guyette at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour. George was employed for 33 years as a forklift operator at Neenah Foundry and retired in 2011. Then he worked for a few years with Tony’s Lawn Care Service, Embarrass. Currently, George was enjoying working with his son Wesley at Wendt’s Lawn Care. He was always an outdoorsman who liked camping, fishing, and gun deer hunting. George’s life revolved around his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He was the number one fan and pit crew member of his grandson’s stock car racing team. George will be remembered most as a devoted husband, a loving father, and a proud grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Diane; and two children, Wesley (Heather) Wendt of Marion and DeAnn Wendt of Hortonville. There are seven grandchildren: Trent (girlfriend Ashlee Lindsay), Tyler, Kyle, Sara, and Jocelyn Wendt; Dylan and Drake Gocke. There is one great-grandson, Joshua Wendt. There is one sister, Debbie (Andy) Boduch of Crivitz; and two brothers, Harley Wendt of Shiocton and Danny Wendt of Superior. There are six sisters-in-law: Beverly Thoma of Bear Creek, Nancy Wenborg of Oshkosh, Ruth Joy of Larsen, Georgi Schmidt of Seymour, Mary Jane Guyette of Appleton, and Betty Guyette of Seymour. There is one brother-in-law, Gary (Mary Rose) Guyette of Weyauwega. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. George was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Del, and a son Joshua.
Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 20th at 6:00 p.m. at Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, with Rev. Vilas Mazemke officiating. Inurnment will be at St. Denis Cemetery, Shiocton. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.