Funeral services for Helen O. Wenzel, 88, of Rockdale were held Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale. Burial followed in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale. Pastor Ed Truelson of Peace Lutheran Church officiated.
Mrs. Wenzel died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Cameron Nursing Home.
She was born Oct. 30, 1924, in Bartlett to Frank G. and Elizabeth M. Wolf.
Mrs. Wenzel was a 1942 graduate of Bartlett High School, graduated from Scott & White Nursing School in 1945 as a Registered Nurse and was a member of Scott & White Nursing Alumni.
She worked at Scott & White Hospital until 1949.
On March 30, 1947, she married Floyd H. Brockenbush at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bartlett.
She took a break from working to take care of her husband. She returned to work in 1957 at Richards Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 1986.
Mrs. Wenzel was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale and a member of Women of the Church.
Mr. Brockenbush died April 18, 1967.
On Dec. 19, 1967, she married George G. Wenzel in Peace Lutheran Church and he preceded her in death on March 8, 2002.
Mrs. Wenzel was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William Wolf; and a grandson, Todd Alan Beason.
Survivors are a son, Floyd H. Brockenbush and wife Kathleen of Rockdale. Daughters, Patricia Ann Thornton of Carrollton and Shirley Ruth Beason and husband Curtis of Sharp. Two brothers, Edgar Wolf of Bartlett and David Wolf of Holland, Texas. 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 9430 Research Blvd., Echelon Building 2, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78759; to American Cancer Society, 963 N. FM 908, Rockdale, TX 76567; or to Peace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 308, Rockdale, TX 76567.