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Maurice Wensink

January 23, 2017

Maurice "Morry" W Wensink, 90 of Monroeville, Ohio passed away on Jan. 23 at Stein Hospice. He was born in North Ridgeville Ohio on November 4, 1926 to Fred and Mary (Klingshirn) Wensink.

He attended North Ridgeville High School leaving to assist with the family dairy farm and custom pick ear corn. He enlisted in the Merchant Marines, serving on the Liberty ship SS Josiah Nelson Cushing. After returning home, he continued farming in North Ridgeville on the family homestead. On April 15, 1950 at St. Alphonsus Parish in Norwalk, Ohio, he married Rose Adelman and they moved to Monroeville, Ohio where they became lifelong members of St. Mary Catholic Church, Sandusky. Morry began farming in Oxford Township as co-founder of Wensink Brothers growing grain, tomatoes, and sugar beets. In the 1960's the business expanded to include selling anhydrous ammonia, fertilizer and seed and later became Wensink Farm Seeds. In addition to farming, he raised hogs and beef cattle. Morry traveled to many States, exploring the U.S. with his wife and their children.

He is survived by two sons, Dr. James (Madeleine) Wensink of Westlake and Gerard (Denise) Wensink of Monroeville; and one daughter, Susan (Paul) Kistler of Monroeville; seven grandchildren Amber (Jason) Holland; Kevin (Amy) Wensink; Heather (Brian) Bickley; Marlene Slaughter; Dale Wensink; David Deyo and Brian Kistler; and many nieces and nephews.

Maurice was preceded in death by his wife, Rose (Adelman) in March 2016; sisters, Rita Urig and Loyola “Olly” Traxler; and brothers, Norbert and William.

Friends may call on Friday from 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 1322 Settlement Road, Norwalk with the Rev. Joe Steinbauer officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish cemetery.

A special thanks to his home caregivers and the entire staff of Stein Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, St. Mary Catholic Church, Sandusky or St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.

Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.

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Maurice "Morry" W Wensink, 90 of Monroeville, Ohio passed away on Jan. 23 at Stein Hospice. He was born in North Ridgeville Ohio on November 4, 1926 to Fred and Mary (Klingshirn) Wensink.

He attended North Ridgeville High School leaving to assist with the family dairy farm and custom pick ear corn. He enlisted in the Merchant Marines, serving on the Liberty ship SS Josiah Nelson Cushing. After returning home, he continued farming in North Ridgeville on the family homestead. On April 15, 1950 at St. Alphonsus Parish in Norwalk, Ohio, he married Rose Adelman and they moved to Monroeville, Ohio where they became lifelong members of St. Mary Catholic Church, Sandusky. Morry began farming in Oxford Township as co-founder of Wensink Brothers growing grain, tomatoes, and sugar beets. In the 1960's the business expanded to include selling anhydrous ammonia, fertilizer and seed and later became Wensink Farm Seeds. In addition to farming, he raised hogs and beef cattle. Morry traveled to many States, exploring the U.S. with his wife and their children.

He is survived by two sons, Dr. James (Madeleine) Wensink of Westlake and Gerard (Denise) Wensink of Monroeville; and one daughter, Susan (Paul) Kistler of Monroeville; seven grandchildren Amber (Jason) Holland; Kevin (Amy) Wensink; Heather (Brian) Bickley; Marlene Slaughter; Dale Wensink; David Deyo and Brian Kistler; and many nieces and nephews.

Maurice was preceded in death by his wife, Rose (Adelman) in March 2016; sisters, Rita Urig and Loyola “Olly” Traxler; and brothers, Norbert and William.

Friends may call on Friday from 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 1322 Settlement Road, Norwalk with the Rev. Joe Steinbauer officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish cemetery.

A special thanks to his home caregivers and the entire staff of Stein Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, St. Mary Catholic Church, Sandusky or St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.

Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.

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Kay Krebs Proy

Sandusky, OH
January 26, 2017

So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Never easy to lose a parent, but having lost both within a year is very hard. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Marty McCafferty

Cleveland, OH, United States
January 25, 2017

To the Wensink family, Just heard this sad news.
(((Sending Healing, loving energy and Prayers)))
With love, Marty and Mary McCafferty