Walter Wendschuh, 98, died March 27, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Oscar and Johanna Wendschuh on December 9, 1913, in Sandusky, OH.
Walter graduated from Ohio State University in 1940. He was awarded membership in Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honorary, en route to a chemical engineering degree. In 1941 he married Kathryn (Katie) Wendschuh, his wife of 70 years. Together, they moved to Wadsworth where he was first employed by the Ohio Match Company. From 1942 to 1979, he worked for B.F. Goodrich, retiring as plant manager.
Walter was very active in the community. He was awarded the Silver Beaver Award for service to the Boy Scouts. He was twice elected to the Wadsworth School Board and twice elected to the City Council. On the Recreation Committee, he was instrumental in building the Steiner Youth Center, and he served on the Shade Tree Commission for 30 years. He was honored as Grand Marshal of the Blue Tip Festival. In addition, he was an enthusiastic Rotarian and a supportive member of Grace Lutheran Church. His life served as an inspiration for all who knew him.
Walter is survived by his wife Kathryn, and his two sons and their wives: Dr. Peter Wendschuh and Ann and Dr. Philip Wendschuh and Susan. He has two grandchildren: Michael and Johanna.
The family will receive friends Friday, March 30 from 4-7PM at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth where a Memorial Service will take place Saturday, March 31, at 11:00 AM. Memorial donations should be sent to the Rotary Club of Wadsworth, OH.
Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home