Della Wenner

Morton, IL |

Della Wenner, 73, died at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2010 at Restmor Apostolic Christian Nursing home. 

Born March 21, 1937 in Alton, IL, she was the daughter of Roy and Blanche Wood.  She worked for many years at Maneke’s Jewelry in Alton. She was a member of the Abundant Life Christian Center in Alton all of her life.  On, September 1, 1962 she married Carl Wenner.

He preceded her in death on April 8, 2000. 

Surviving is a daughter, Carla Sue Maicke, her husband, William Maicke, two grandsons, Steven and Jeremy Maicke of  Bloomington, Illinois, another daughter, Donna Ann Gay and her husband, David Gay, three granddaughters, Hannah, Naomi, and Jordan Gay and two grandsons, Joshua and Matthew Gay, of East Peoria, Illinois.  Also surviving is her twin sister Ella Darr of Jerseyville, her sister Faye Wood of Alton, her brother Jim Wood of Alton, and her brother Paul Wood of Temperance Michigan, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sisters Betty Wood, Fern Weiss, Jenny Winters, Jane Wood, Glenda Wood, and Mary Alice Wood.  She was also preceded in death by her brothers Chester Wood, Robert Wood, Tom Wood, and Glen Wood.  Della Wenner loved and cherished her daughters and her seven grandchildren.  She made friends quickly and was loved by those around her.  She will be remembered for her affectionate soul and her quirky smile.  For those that knew her best, she will be missed for her spunky and mischievous sense of humor. 

Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Monday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.  Reverend Sam Henning  will officiate. Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Abundant Life Christian Center. 

Online guestbook and information may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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