Patricia Lucille Jean Wenzel (nee Dirk)

Patricia Lucille Jean Wenzel (nee Dirk)

Patricia Lucille Jean Wenzel

(nee Dirk)

was born on October 11th, 1927 in Westerham,

Saskatchewan, the second eldest of seven

children born to Edmund and Rita Dirk. She

was called Home to be with her Lord on July

31st, 2014 at the age of 86 years and is now

flying with the angels in Heaven.

Patricia is survived by her four children, Terry

(Bonnie) Wenzel of Mission, B.C., Beverly Beck

of Nelson, B.C., Bonnie (Fabian Kahiamoe) Chadwell

of Port Orchard, WA and Debra (Terry) Krause of Vernon, B.C.; eight

grandchildren, Roger (Debora), Troy (Carla), Brian, Linda (Jeremy), Trevor

(Donna), Dwayne (Sarah), Brent (Amanda) and Trina (Ryon); seventeen

great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Cecil;

two sisters, Pearl and Isabel; and numerous extended family members and

friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Paul, to whom

she was married for over 66 years; her parents; two brothers, Vernon and

Victor; one sister, Rita; one son-in-law, Clifford; and one great-grandson,


Patricia came to Vernon in 1947 where she made her home and raised

her family. She was a devoted wife; loving mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother;

and a loyal friend. Patricia was a wonderful homemaker and

loved cooking, canning, baking, cake decorating, sewing and crocheting.

She was an outstanding caregiver, having nursed many friends and family

back to health when they had been ill.

Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Patricia`s Life which will be held at

Bethel Funeral Chapel on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with

Pastor David Reim officiating. A Reception will follow in the Bethel Tea


As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations

in memory of Patricia to the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1503

Pottery Road, Vernon, B.C. V1T 3W6.

Funeral arrangements have been made with


5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5


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