In Memory of Franklin John Wendlandt
August 7, 1932 - May 5, 2017
Franklin John Wendlandt, age 84, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2017 at Golden Age Manor of Amery.
He was born on August 7, 1932 in Chicago, IL to Franklin and Mary Grosbeck. At the age of 15 he moved to the Clear Lake area to live with his aunt and uncle, Francis and Ann Grosbeck. Frank honorably served in the United States Army from 1953 until 1955.
In 1959, he married his “one and only” and love of his life Junice (Halverson) Wendlandt at the First Lutheran Church of Arland, WI. To this union three children were born. Mike (Susie) Wendlandt, Mary (Ryan) Frank, and Mark (Sandra) Wendlandt.
Frank worked for many years as a barber and as a real estate broker in the Amery area. After retiring from selling real estate, Frank and Junice owned and operated the New Frontier Restaurant in Turtle Lake, WI. Frank retired again and moved to Spooner, WI, where he continued his love of barbering by running Frank’s Barber Shop for the past 25 years. He was well known for his “flat tops” and enjoyed visiting with his many loyal customers.
Frank loved music, he could play the accordion, drums and organ. Polka music was his favorite. He was an avid outdoorsman spending many hours hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed firearms and reloading ammunition.
He is survived by his wife, Junice of Amery, WI; his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandson. He also leaves behind other relatives, friends and his many customers.