Ann Marie C.
Wentland, Ann Marie
On Feburary 9, 2021 as the sun was rising above the crested moon, faintly in the sky, the sun beamed in on our mother when she drew her last breath at home, holding the hands of her son Bruce & daughter-in-law Donna. After 3 near death experiences, this last illness of nearly 10 years was just too much for this very strong willed women to continue to endure. As the Catholic woman she was, Cindy, Bruce and Brian would like to think that the reason it took her so long to finally find peace is that she was having to stop on her way to find our dad, and say HI to all our past family and friends whom we have lost through the years.
Our parents loved to throw parties. As children we celebrated every New Year’s Eve at our house with neighbors, friends & family. The loud gadgets, hat’s, and anything else needed to make it a grand party. Let’s not forget that Ann always made sure everyone had a piece of Herring at the stroke of midnight for prosperity and health. Even though she couldn’t swim she loved to go out on the boat, bringing along as many family & friends as possible. Before our mother become ill, our parents loved to travel be it by air, ship, train or car. Our family was spread out throughout the country. If a grandchild or great grandchild was born they found a way to be there. There were many times Dave & I would wake to find my parents & their motorhome parked in front of our house. When ma knew we were awake she’d yell out from their motorhome that she had coffee made & was cooking up breakfast. We’d like to think we weren’t the only ones that got this type of surprise. If you ever were at their house, if you went home hungry, it was your own fault. She was famous for always asking, “Are you hungry”? during the entire visit.
Ann Marie was born on September 4, 1935. She and Clifford were united in marriage on June 5, 1954 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Milwaukee. She lived in Oak Creek, WI. Ann worked at Ladish Corp, JC Penney, Gladden Pools along with other jobs to help provide for the family. Clifford proceeded her in death on April 4, 2018.
She is survived by her siblings Ronald Roslawski, Barbara Frechette & Joseph Banacin; daughter Cynthia Hohlfeld (David); son’s Bruce (Donna) & Brian (Michelle) Wentland; Grandchildren Jason, Janelle (Christian), Jennifer (Tyler), Justin (Michelle), David (Mariana), Fallon (Dean) & Dainaca (Matthew); Great Grandchildren Samantha, Chelsea, Landon, Brenna, Sage, Madelyn, Grace, Caius, Jack, Alivia & another addition due any day; along with her Great Great Granddaughter Henley. With the union of Bruce to Donna our family grew; Step Grandchildren include Bobbi (David), Danielle (Jack), Paul (Samantha); Step Great Grandchildren Alyssa, Amber, Jason, Catalina, Marissa, Kaden, Alexis, Emma; Step Great Great Grandchildren Skylar, Tristan, Ezra.
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around you, and whispered, “Come to Me”. With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.
Due to Covid there will be no services. The family suggests in lieu of flowers a donation to Froedtert Medical College.
Lastly on behalf of the entire family and friends, we give Bruce & Donna heartfelt THANKS for living with Ann & caring for her after the passing of Cliff almost 3 years ago. May you two now find normalcy in your life.