Robert “Buck” Wendelschafer, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019.
Visitation will be 3:00-7:00 pm Thursday at St. Peter Funeral Home with a sharing of memories and prayers at 7:00 pm. www.saintpeterfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Robert Wallace was born May 5, 1944 in St. Peter to George and Caroline (Flowers) Wendelschafer. He was raised on the family farm in rural Cleveland, graduated from Cleveland High School in 1962 and then attended the University of Minnesota. Through his life he farmed, drove school bus, was a CNC operator at both Winco and Perfect Seal, and most recently mowed lawn for the City of St. Peter. Buck was united in marriage to Linda (Schuller) Deno on July 1, 1988 in Waseca. He was a member of the St. Peter Redman Club, Sons of the American Legion and the Cleveland High Basketball 1000 Point Club. Buck enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events, socializing with family and friends, watching wildlife, gardening and taking care of his pets. He especially looked forward to his weekly coffee dates with his children and grandchildren. He truly looked for a new friend in everyone that he met.
Left to cherish his memory are: his wife of 31 years, Linda; children: Lisa (Mike) Hodapp of Little Rock, AR, Kim (Mike) Germscheid of Lake Washington, Ann Zimmerman of Little Rock, AR, Staci (Jeff) Lynch of Omaha, NE, Nicky Koralewski of Savage, and Wade (Chris) Deno of Hammond, WI; grandchildren: Austin, Tyler and Alex Hodapp, Jamie (Danielle) Germscheid, Heather (Nick) Smith, Grant Germscheid, Jessica Zimmerman, Sarah (Abdulah) Atiyeh, Holli (Chase) Nelson, Dane, Coleton and Spencer Lynch, Isaac Koralewski, Samantha and Alexandra Deno; great grandchildren: Julia Germscheid, Lucy, Henry and James Smith, Shems and Borak Atiyeh, Alexandra and Elizabeth Frisk, Richie Zimmerman, and Rowan Nelson; brother-in-law Barney (Sheila) Schuller, sisters-in-law Robin (Mike) Nordwall and Judy (Rod) Garness; and many other relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him!
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Wendelschafer and Caroline (Al) Beer, and brothers: William (Elvera) and Jerry Wendelschafer, son-in-law Dale Zimmerman, grandson Ben Zimmerman, brother-in-law Dennis (Janice) Schuller.