Andrew William Wenzel, 49, of Pittsburg, KS passed away 3:00pm Saturday March 16, 2013 at his home following an illness.
Andrew was born December 8, 1963 in Sacramento, CA the son of Ronald L. and Bonnie L. (Baker) Wenzel, later moving to Marshalltown, IA where he was raised and graduated. With bowling being his passion, he moved to this community in 1983 to work as a bowling mechanic at Holiday Lanes after completing the Brunswick Mechanic School in Michigan. He also worked as a Field Technician for Interstate in Pittsburg, KS.
On June 27, 1998 Andrew married Diana Stroud in Reno, NV; she survives at the home. Andrew was of the Christian Faith; his passion in life was bowling, golf, softball, sports card collector and most of all his family.
Survivors include his wife; parents; children Zach Edwards and Jenna Smith of Pittsburg, KS, Corey Edwards and wife Jana of Girard, KS, Ethan Edwards and Alyssa Dugone of Mulberry, KS and A.J. "Andrew" Wenzel of Frontenac, KS; siblings Breton Wenzel of Marshalltown, IA, Shawn Wenzel and wife Robin of Beavertown, OR, Todd Wenzel and wife Sandra of Corona, CA and Chad Witte and wife Jennifer of Des Moines, IA; grandson Noah Edwards of Girard, KS; sister-in-law Nancy Newbery and husband John of Pittsburg, KS, brother-in-law Richard Stroud and wife Sondra of Pittsburg, KS and sister-in-law Kay Dunbar and husband Danny of Pittsburg, KS and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Curt and Marge Carlson, paternal grandparents Francis Wenzel and Lois Baumgarten and a brother-in-law Mark Stroud.
Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday March 20, 2013 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg, KS with Pastor Jordan Hull officiating. Burial will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday March 19, 2013 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg, KS; friends may call after 1pm Tuesday. A Celebration of Life will follow the visitation at the Holiday Lanes in Pittsburg, KS. In lieu of flowers the family ask expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the Bowlers Scholarship Fund. Friends may drop off or mail memorials to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762. E-mail condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Arrangements are by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, KS.