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Mary L. Wendt

Mary Louise Wendt, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on March 7, 2020, at St. Vincent’s
Hospital in Green Bay.  She was born March 21, 1938, in Sturgeon Bay to Robert and Allouise
(Overbeck) Roberts. On September 10, 1960, she married Kenneth Charles Wendt in Sturgeon
After high school, Mary attended St Luke’s Nursing School in Racine, Wisconsin. She passed her
state boards and became a Registered Nurse. She worked as an RN at the Winnebago Mental
Health Institute in Oshkosh before returning to Sturgeon Bay and taking a position with the
Door County Memorial Hospital. She moved with the hospital when it relocated to its current
location on 18 th Avenue. Mary also worked for the Dorchester while raising her family and
finished her nursing career at the Extended Care Unit of the Door County Memorial Hospital.
Mary was a member of the AMVETS Auxiliary and enjoyed traveling with Ken and working to
support Veterans around the state. Her passion was traveling. Together, Ken and Mary
travelled to Europe twice and throughout the United States, driving to Alaska, Maine and all
points in between. 
Mary was a long-time and active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where she served in
numerous capacities.  She was active with the Church’s Grief Share program and helped people
who were mourning the loss of a loved one.
Mary will be remembered as the family historian and as a caring and compassionate person
who supported and encouraged those going through cancer treatments. A four time cancer
survivor herself, she often called or sent encouraging notes to those impacted by cancer. She
was active in the Lemonade Club to support fellow Cancer patients.
Survivors include her 4 children, Sue Ellen (Randy) Miller, Oshkosh; Robert (Kori) Wendt,
Omaha, NE; Timothy (Robin) Wendt, Mt. Pleasant, WI; Tobin Wendt, Sturgeon Bay; 5
grandchildren, Austin, Abbi, Alec, Brennan and Andrew Wendt; younger sister, Suzanne
Churchill, Green Bay; sisters-in-law, Nancy Roberts, Sturgeon Bay; Caroline Polster,
Menomonee Falls, WI; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband on 2/19/2019, her parents and older brother Phillip.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday September 10, 2020, at St. Peter’s
Lutheran Church with Rev. Carl Schroeder officiating.  Inurnment will be at Bayside Cemetery. 
Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 9:00 – 10:45 a.m.  Face masks are required,
and social distancing measures will be implemented. The memorial service will be live streamed
on the Forbes Funeral Home Facebook page. Memorials may be given to St. Peter’s Lutheran
Church or DOOR CANcer. On-line condolences may be offered at

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