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Irad Jeffery Wensel, 63, entered his eternal home in glory with his Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV. He was the long-time companion of Linda J. Lewis. Jeff was born in Meadville, PA on February 22, 1954 to Margaret Eileen (McLenahan) Wensel and the late Irad J. Wensel. Jeff attended Brownsville Church of the Brethren, and had a lifelong passion of working in construction and spending time with his family and friends. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. In addition to his loving companion, Linda, Jeff is survived by his two children, Patrick Wensel and wife, Dr. Lena Wensel of Arusha, Tanzania, and Jennifer Sager and her husband, Christopher Sager of Glenville, PA, and five grandchildren, Ty, Sanna, Seth, Gavin and Riley. Also surviving, sister-in-law Sharon (Charles) Doolittle, brother Keith Wensel and wife Joyce, sisters Kathy Smith and husband Melvin, and Kerry Bonura and husband Daniel, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Charles Doolittle.
A memorial service to celebrate Jeff's life will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, December 17th, at Hanover First Church of God, 600 Fairview Drive, Hanover, PA, with Pastors Gerald Shoap and Daniel Thomas officiating. Receiving of guests will begin at 2:00 PM. Donation in memory of Mr. Wensel can be made to Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 111 Rockville Pike #420, Rockville, MD 20850 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate.
Published on December 11, 2017
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