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Jeffrey P. Wendel

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Jeffrey P. Wendel

Place of birth: San Francisco, CA

Jeffrey Phillip Wendel, 70, died of liver cancer on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at his home in Solvang, California surrounded by his family and friends.

He was the son of William H. Wendel and F. Louise ‘Davey’ Wendel. He was raised in Lewiston, New York and attended Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. After serving in the army he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to raise his family. Jeff lived in Minneapolis for 34 years while working in the banking industry.

He is survived by his wife, Allyson Hayward Wendel; son Bryce and daughter-in-law Jeannie and three grandchildren, Adlina, Dean, and Lou of Santa Barbara, California; daughter Sarah Wendel and her significant other Brett Zingle of Sacramento, California; brother W. Hall Wendel, Jr. formerly of Wayzata, Minnesota; sister Christine Wendel and her wife Carole Anderson of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and niece Amy Wendel and her husband Dan Meisel of Santa Barbara, California.

A memorial service will be held in the late Spring of 2017 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the non profit organization Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Drive, Goleta, CA 93117 Attention: Wendel or online at Jeff’s adored grandchildren and his son Bryce are avid hockey players at this facility. Jeff believed that hockey is a sport that helps to build self-confidence, teaches team work, and strengthens self motivation. 

Please post your pictures with Jeff and memories of him for everyone to share and celebrate.

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