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Graviela Wentz

Posted: Monday, Nov 11th, 2013


MENDOTA - Graviela “Grace” Wentz, 69, of Mendota died Nov. 6, 2013 at Foster G. McGaw Hospital, Cook County.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 at Holy Cross Church, Mendota with Rev. Fredi Gomez-Torres officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mendota. Visitation was from 3-6 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Schwarz Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Zack Atwell, Justin Hunter, Taylor Thompson, Derrick Gomez, David Gomez Jr., Aidan Gomez, Michael Rodriguez and Brandon Schimelpfeing.

Mrs. Wentz was born Nov. 24, 1943 in Plainview, Texas to Angel José (Guadalupe Canales) Morales. She married Terry Wentz on July 28, 1986 in Ottawa.

Survivors include her husband of Mendota; one son, David (Kelly) Gomez of Bristol, Wis.; three daughters, Rosie Rodriguez of Rockford, Stella Hammitt of Bristol, Wis. and Grace Thompson of Mendota; two stepdaughters, Shelley Wentz of Belize City, Belize and Kelly (Marty) Lundgren of Wheaton; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one brother, Joel (Maria) Morales of Sinton, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Pepe and Adam Morales; and three sisters, Rachel Vincent, Elva Morales and Maria Quintero.

Mrs. Wentz attended IVCC and received an Associate’s degree in 1998. She worked for Motor Wheel as a machine operator for 23 years before retiring in 1996.

Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.








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