William “Bill” Herbert Wendel, age 86 of Covington, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 at his home. Bill was born in Decatur, Indiana on January 19, 1934 to the (late) Roy Jacob & Irene E. (Elsass) Wendel; a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean War; a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Covington; was co-owner of Wendel Mechanical and owner of Covington Flea Market; lifetime member of the American Legion, A.B. Cole Post #80, Covington; best home brewer in Miami County: enjoyed camping and shooting guns; and was an “Inventive Hobbyist.” Preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lisa Marie Wendel; and siblings, Paul Wendel, Ruthie DeMars, and Marlene Lauber. Bill is survived by his six children, Michael & Toni Wendel of Piqua, Mark & Tammy Wendel of Piqua, William “Billy” Wendel of Covington, Marcia & Michael Scherer of Piqua, Scott Wendel of Covington, Matthew & Jan Wendel of Pleasant Hill; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; special nephew, Jimmy & Jan Wendel of Covington; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 12 Noon Friday, St. Teresa Catholic Church, Covington with Father James Duell & Father James Simons celebrating. Interment Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington with Military Honors by the Veteran Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Thursday at the Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington. If desired, contributions may be made to St. Jude Hospital. Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com.
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