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Karl Joseph Wendt

d. July 15, 2015

Karl J. Wendt, age 45, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer for over four years. He was born on July 30, 1969 to Terry Wendt Sr. and Patricia Pat Jodar. Karl married Lori Maldwin on September 13, 1997 in Oshkosh. Karl grew up in Madison, WI where he graduated from La Follette High School. He went on to obtain a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice at UW-Platteville. Karl moved to Oshkosh where he started his loving family and his 24 year career with the Oshkosh Police Department. He loved nothing more than spending time with his family and watching his three girls grow up. Karl was an avid Packers and Brewers fan and enjoyed going to the games with his brother-in-law, Jeff. He was passionate about fantasy football/ baseball and had many teams each season. Karl also enjoyed working out at the Y, golfing, card nights with his buddies, and talking smart. Karl touched everyone he met with his huge heart and witty sense of humor. The children at Carl Traeger Elementary School will miss his positive influence where he helped for many years and was referred to as the Lunch Lady. Each day is a gift not a given right. What we have done for ourselves dies with us; what we have done for others remains immortal. Karl will be greatly missed by all.Karl is survived by the love of his life, Lori; three daughters, Kaitlyn (Kyle) Colburn, Kylie, and Madison Wendt; mother, Pat Jodar; father, Terry (significant other, Ronni) Wendt Sr.; brothers, Terry (Diane) Wendt Jr. and Benjamin (Amanda) Witt; sister, Elizabeth (John) Kaltenbrun; father and mother-in-law, Jim (Donna) Maldwin; brother-in-law, Jeff (Lisa) Maldwin; sister-in-law, Kim (significant other, Steve) Maldwin; and a soon-to-be-born grandson, Hunter. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his aunt, Marsha Sperle, and beloved cat, Snickers. A memorial service for Karl will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at St. Raphael Catholic Church (830 S Westhaven Dr, Oshkosh) with Fr. Doug LeCaptain officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Karls family would like to thank the staff at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic and the staff at Theda Clark Medical Center for the love and care they provided for Karl. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be donated to help others at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in his name. Donations can also be made at http://giftfunds.stjude.org/karlwendtA special thank you also goes to the Oshkosh Police Department, especially Mike Wissink and Ian Seaholm for their wonderful support and friendship.

St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church



830 S Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh
WI
54904

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St. Jude's Children's Hospital



89 East Towns Mall
Madison
WI
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St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church



830 S Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh
WI
54904

00:00.0
1:00 p.m.

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