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Mary Ann Wentz

Jun 20, 1936 - Feb 20, 2023


Mary Ann Wentz was born on June 20, 1936 and passed away peacefully at Countryside Manor on February 20, 2023 at the age of 86. She attended local schools and graduated from Sheboygan Central High School with the class of 1954. Mary Ann was united in marriage with Warren Wentz at St. Paul’s Lutheran on July 2, 1955. During her working years she was employed by the Prange Company for 32 years and at Nemschoff for 10 years. She was a member at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she was in the Altar Guild, choir and a Bethesda Volunteer. Mary Ann enjoyed bowling, BINGO, Tops Group and going to the cottage up north.
Mary Ann is survived by her children, Debra (Gary) Dekker, Wanda (Jim) Horzen, Peggy (Dan) Tresp, Karen (Dave) Tresp, David (Susannah) Wentz and Rob (Jenny) Wentz; grandchildren, Mandy (Terek) Ertman, Jeremy Dekker, Matthew (Abby Safranski) Horzen, Megan Horzen, Ryan (Sara) Tresp, Jennifer (Lucas) Oppeneer, Andrew (fiancé Bella Ertel) Tresp, Connor Tresp, Emily (Patrick) Stillwell, Benjamin (fiancé Shayna Schneider) Wentz, Lauren Wentz and Abigail Wentz; great-grandchildren, Aryssa Ertman, Tailyn Ertman, Taria Ertman, Jackson Tresp, Carter Tresp, Bryson Oppeneer, Parker Oppeneer, Adeline, Emmett and Maggie Stillwell and Elliot Wentz; sister, Betty Hutchison; sister-in-law, Jane Novak and best friend Millie Metscher. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mary Ann is preceded in death by her husband, Warren Wentz; parents, James and Goldie Novak; siblings, Jerry Novak, James Novak, LaVern Novak and Charlotte Rudie and brother-in-law, Norman Rudie.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 1818 N. 13th St., Sheboygan, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of memorial service at 12:00 p.m. Guests attending are encouraged to wear red as it was Mary Ann’s favorite color. Memorial may be made to St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice or Countryside Manor in Mary Ann’s name.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the nurses and staff at Countryside Manor and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for the loving care they provided to Mary Ann.
Online condolences may be expressed at


Date: Saturday Feb 25, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church [map]

Memorial Service

Date: Saturday Feb 25, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Tom & Joann Schutte

Dear Family of Mary Ann: Please accept our DEEPEST Sympathy on the loss of your loved one. It is hard to see our Loved Ones leave us from this earth. It is a a time of sorrow, relief, compassion and blessings. Take comfort that the departed is in a better place of peace and contentment. TAKE CARE and be sure Aunt Mary Ann is in a BETTER place.

Nancy Gritt

Dear Deb, Wanda, Peg, Karen, my sympathies to all of you. I have fond memories of your wonderful mom, and her beautiful smile. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy Gritt

Steve and Audrey Simons

Deb and Gary and family, our deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother. I worked with her many years ago at Pranges and still remember her beautiful smile.

Kristin and Jamie Lawrence

"Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. So loved, so missed, so very dear. " Sending our thoughts and prayers to Mary Ann's family during this difficult time. With love, Jamie, Kristin Jayden and Hudson Lawrence

Eileen Woiak

My sympathy to you Deb. So hard but know that prayer and memories will heal you and your family during this time of loss.

Becky (Erickson) Thomas

My heartfelt condolences goes out to all of you. Your Mom was such a joyful soul, always smiling and laughing. I always looked forward to seeing her at family picnics and at Prange’s. I was blessed to know her.

Dean&Brenda Hanke

Sending hugs & prayers to the entire sorry we won't be there to say our good byes. She was an awesome lady & so very fortunate to have her as my aunt. Sending love, Dean&Brenda

Jane Novak, Debbie,Bob,Chris,Ashley,Kevin, Carie Hammer,

Condolences to the whole family we know how much she was loved and she will live on in our hearts and we all have so many great memories to hold on to love and hugs to all