Elaine Wenzel, 84, of 5686 Route 957, Lander, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Warren Manor.
Elaine was born October 26, 1928, in Lander, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth Fosberg Swanson. She was a lifelong Lander resident, graduating from the Lander High School in 1946. She worked in the Lander School cafeteria for six years, was a homemaker, and later was coowner of the Hatch Patch with her late husband and her son. Elaine was an active lifelong member of the Lander United Methodist Church. She was a wonderful mother and wife, whose focus was her family.
She is survived by her son, Scott Wenzel, Lander, PA; her nieces and nephews, Craig Swanson and his wife, Konnie, Germantown, OH, Barbara Crane and her husband Jeff, Cabot, PA, Brain Rapp and his wife Claire, Littleton, CO, Charles Rapp, Jamestown, NY, Susan Nelson and her husband Don, Warren, PA, and Michael Ponsoll, Warren, PA. She is also survived by her sisterin law, Donna Ponsoll, also of Warren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death on September 14, 1990 by her husband, Richard W. Wenzel, whom she married on September 20, 1950 at the Lander United Methodist Church; a sister, Shirlee Rapp; and a brother, Raymond Swanson.
Friends will be received at the Lander United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 17 , for one hour prior to a funeral service to be held there at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Wade Barto, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the Busti Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lander United Methodist Church, the Lander VFD, or the Warren County Humane Society, 212 Elm St., Warren, PA 16365.
The Peterson Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, PA, has been entrusted with arrangements.
Econdolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com.