We’ve Moved! 400 Hammond Road West

Paul Wendel

March 27, 1954 - January 29, 2019
Traverse City, MI



Sunday, February 3, 2019
2:00 PM EST
Traverse City Life Story Funeral Home
Traverse City Location
400 Hammond Road West
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-9034

Family will greet friends starting at Noon.

Driving Directions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Traverse City Jr. Golf Association
5550 Bay Meadows Drive Suite A
Traverse City, MI 49684


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
Driving Directions
Web Site

Blossom Shop
1023 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-9470
Driving Directions
Web Site

Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
Driving Directions
Web Site

Lilies Of The Alley
227 E. State St - Alley
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 360-3620
Web Site

Premier Floral Design and Gift Emporium
800 Cottageview Dr., Ste 55
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 947-1167
Driving Directions

Life Story / Obituary


Paul Fredrick Wendel, born March 27, 1954, passed away on January 29, 2019 at Munson Medical Center.

Paul loved nothing more than being with his wife, children and grandbabies. He also enjoyed golf with his friends and watching sports. Paul worked for Kresge and Kmart for over 42 years. He was the local manager for Kmart until it closed.

He is a member of Christ the King Church.

Paul is survived by his wife, Bonnie, whom he married on July 9, 1977; his children, Jennifer (Ray) Generous, Joseph Wendel, Rebecca (Abel) Schrader and Michael (Fiancée Heather) Wendel; his six grandchildren, Aubrey, Aiden and Alise Generous, Mason, Reese and Cal Schrader; brothers, Kurt and wife Sally Wendel, Karl and wife Karen Wendel, Bruce Wendel and Ward and wife Delana Wendel and many nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Kurt and Lucille Wendel, his father and mother in law, William and Frances Pleimann and his brother, Mark Wendel.

Services will be held 2pm, Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Life Story Funeral Home; where the family will greet friends starting at 12 noon. The family asks that memorial contributions be directed to the Traverse City Jr. Golf Association 5550 Bay Meadows Dr. Suite A, Traverse City, MI 49684. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook, share your thoughts and more.