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Virginia Ann Wehner dies at 76

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Virginia Ann Wehner, age 76 of Portage, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2007 in Valparaiso.

She was born on Aug. 15, 1931 in Mackinaw City, Mich. the daughter of the late James and Marguerite (Desy) Marsh.

She was married on Sept.14, 1949 in Mackinaw City, Mich. to Charles R. Wehner who preceded her in death in 1981.

Mrs. Wehner is survived by a son, David Wehner of Queensland, Australia; daughters, Jody Zelencik of Portage, Belinda Petroskey of Portage, Christina Cole of Portage, Maggie Wehner of Stevensville, Wis., Laurie Wehner-Evans (John) of Chesterton and Nancy Samuelson (Don) of Portage; brothers, Charles (Nancy) Marsh of Cheboygan, Mich., John (Georgia) Marsh of Marshall, Mich. and Patrick Wagner of Cheboygan, Mich.; sisters, Marguerite (Jim) McPeak of Petoskey, Mich. and Blanche (Gordon) Sheldon of Cheboygan, Mich.; grandchildren, Brian Zelencik of Portage, Caleb (Alyson) Zelencik of McCorsdville, Ind., Matthew Petroskey of Franklin, Ind., Laura Petroskey of Portage, Justin Wehner of Santa Barbara, Calif., Elise Adams of Orlando, Fla. and Michael Wehner of Portage; great granddaughter, Amanda; sisters-in-law, Mary Marsh of Charlevoix, Mich. and Lucy Marsh of Champaign, Ill. and son-in-law, Bob Petroskey of Franklin, Ind.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, Raymond and James Marsh.

Mrs. Wehner was an area resident since 1959 coming from Mackinaw City, Mich. She was a retired mail carrier of the Hobart Post Office. She was a member of Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church in Portage and served as a past secretary for the St. Vincent DePaul Society at Nativity of Our Savior Parish. She was a graduate of Mackinaw City High School. Mrs. Wehner was active in many school events and community activities while her children were growing up. She was devoted to her family, her church, and her garden. She was an excellent cook and she loved to travel and enjoyed reading.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m on Friday, Oct. 26, at Nativity of Our Savior Parish, 2949 Willowcreek Rd., Portage, with a visitation at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be at Lake View Cemetery, Mackinaw City, Mich.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage. A wake service will be at Thursday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church.


Posted 10/25/2007