Wendy Jean Weber peacefully passed away at her home in Colfax, Wisconsin in the arms of her loved ones on Thursday, July 4th 2013 at the age of 50.
Wendy was born in Lakefield, MN on March 24th, 1963. She grew up on a hobby farm in Windom, MN with her two brothers Ron and Jay and her sister Brenda. As a young girl, Wendy enjoyed taking part in gymnastics. She could have usually been found in the house climbing on the walls, or practicing back-handsprings in the yard. She also found joy in helping her dad in the barn with the pigs. In Wendy’s teen years, she participated in pom-poms and competed in several beauty pageants.
Wendy met her husband Vince in 1985 and married him exactly one year from their first date. The newlyweds then moved to Colfax, Wisconsin, where they bought a dairy farm and raised four children of their own; Kellie, Arica, Calinn and Bo.
Wendy whole-heartedly loved Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior and was an active member of the church. She enjoyed working with children as a youth leader. Wendy also took part in the choir and many other church activities. She enjoyed being involved with the Walk to Emmaus and the Wounded Hearts group. Wendy loved serving God and other people.
Wendy’s hobbies included bowling, softball, gardening, exercising and watching her children perform at sporting events. Wendy also had a passion for taking photographs and video, making crafts, scrapbooking, crocheting and most of all she loved spending time with her family.
In February, 2011 Wendy was scheduled for a routine operation. Three days after the surgery, she was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer at age 48. She fought the disease for over two years, accompanied by multiple rounds of chemotherapy and clinical studies at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Wendy participated in the clinical studies to help save the lives of others who also have Ovarian Cancer. Wendy was employed by Wells Fargo Bank in Eau Claire during the two and a half years of her battle with cancer.
“God knows I enjoy helping others. I believe He has called on me to spread the word and save lives. As horrible as this disease is, I would not trade my experience. In addition to bringing my family closer and my Christian faith stronger, it has allowed me to meet many amazing people from many different walks of life. I am grateful to be a part of this Colfax community. Receiving support, food, rides to appointments, visits and prayers were much appreciated!”
Wendy is lovingly remembered by her parents, Ken and Dorothy Elness, her brothers Ron Elness, Jay (Jen) Elness, her sister Brenda (Mike) Citrowske, her husband Vince Weber and her children Arica (Dan) Svee, Kellie (Evan) Masingill, Calinn (David) Green, Bo Weber and her grandchildren Tyler, Mason, Anika, Raylan, Kolton, and Serenity. She also leaves behind countless relatives and friends that have always been very supportive throughout her battle with cancer.
She was preceded in death by her nephew, Jesse Citrowske and niece, Kendra Elness.
The family wishes to thank all of those who sent Wendy cards, letters and donations over the last few years. We would also like to thank everyone for all the love, comfort and support that our family has received during this time. Each and every one of you meant so much to her.
We truly appreciate all the love and sympathy from everyone and would kindly ask for your respect of our privacy at this time.
A Celebration Of Wendy’s Life will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Oak Ridge Lutheran Brethren Church in Menomonie with Pastor George Schweitzer officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2013 at Olson Funeral Home and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday.
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