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Herbert J. Wienke, age 103 of the Brookdale House of Niagara, Wheatfield, NY, was called to be with his Lord on March 15, 2016. Born in North Tonawanda, NY on March 8, 1913, he was the son of the late John and Marie (Nantke) Wienke. Mr. Wienke was a life long member of St. James Lutheran Church in Bergholz, where he served as an Elder, Trustee and Treasurer. He was a member of the Bergholz Fire Company for over 70 years. After retiring from Carborundum Abrasives after 41 years, Herb repaired and refinished furniture for 11 years, for many friends and family in the area. He was an avid reader of the Bible and devotional books. Herb married Eleanor (DuBois) Wienke on January 22, 1938, who predeceased him in 1998. Survivors include five children, Thomas (Betty) Wienke of Lancaster, CA, Carolyn (Marshal) Chapin of Wheatfield, Harris (Victoria) Wienke of Hamburg, Janelle (John) Peters of Marinette, WI and Albert (Joyce) Wienke of North Tonawanda; two sisters, Florence (late Charles) Donner and Lorraine (late Donald) Werth; three brothers, Erwin Wienke, Edward (Jessie) Wienke and Nelson (Dora) Wienke; ten grandchildren, Mary, Todd, Lori, Michael, Amy, David, Alex, Jessica, Kendra and Julie; six great-grandchildren, Amanda, Dylan, Julia, Sonja, Grant and Ellen; a sister in law, Lillian DuBois and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by a brother, Richard Wienke and sister, Mildred Motchenbaugh. The family will be present on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the DUBOIS FUNERAL HOME, 2436 Niagara Road, (Bergholz) in Wheatfield. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Mark Perkins, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in St. James Lutheran Church, across from the funeral home. Interment will follow in St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Wheatfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, Roof Fund, or a charity of one's choice.
Published on March 16, 2016
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