Vera E. Wendt

Alton | Friday, April 25 2014

Vera E. Wendt, 93, died at 12:05 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Jerseyville Manor. She was born July 3, 1920 in Jersey County, IL the daughter of Charles Lester and Ora (Lyles) Grizzle. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Alton. She worked part-time as a sales clerk for Pauline’s Dress Shop in Godfrey and at Corbins Gift Shop in Alton. On June 1, 1941 in Alton she married Frederick L. Wendt and he preceded her in death on November 17, 1993.

She is survived by three brothers; Joe Grizzle of Carrollton, Ralph Grizzle of Hardin and David Grizzle (Barbara) of Roodhouse, one sister in law; Maxine Grizzle of Carrollton, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers; John, Alvin and Charles Grizzle and two sisters; Evelyn Johnesee and Dorothy Doerr.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Alton with Reverend Randy Fischer to officiate. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.

Memorials may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church. Additional information and online guest book may be found at

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