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OBITUARY: Wendy Louise McCulloch

Wendy Louise McCulloch (nee Schnell) went home in victory to be with her Lord and Savior, on April 7, 2016 in West Bend, WI. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God’s sovereignty upheld her in her struggle with brain cancer; in Christ alone her hope was found. She was 64.

Wendy was born on February 19, 1952 in Appleton, WI to her parents, Janet Ellen Breitrick Schnell and Donald Henry August Schnell. She graduated from Olivet Nazarene with a B.S. in Nursing in 1974 and UW-Oshkosh with a M.S. in Nursing. She married Kurt Lovell McCulloch on June 10, 1989. Wendy homeschooled her two children, Daniel and Sarah, from K4-12th grade. She was fundamental in starting the nursing program at Moraine Park Technical College where she taught for 17 years and a crucial member and support to the Kettle Moraine Home Educators, H.I.S. Players, Washington County Homeschool Athletics, Badger Boosters 4-H Club and Emmaus Bible Church.

Wendy was an educator at heart. She was a patient and supportive teacher with a passion to impart her love of science and love for seeing the hand of her Creator displayed to her students.

Her loved ones celebrate that she is with Jesus, her sustainer and comforter, but she will be dearly missed. Wendy is survived by her husband, Kurt; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Sara McCulloch of Oshkosh,WI, daughter, Sarah McCulloch of Cleveland, OH, Step-Father Lester Keller, sister Connie (Steve) Westlake, brothers and sister-in-laws, Mark and Linda Schnell, Dave and Susan Schnell, Kay Schnell, Daniel and Diane Schnell, sisters-in-law Sandi (Jim) Herron and Sue Hendricks, and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She is preceded in death by her father, Donald Schnell; mother; Janet Schnell Keller; and brother, Steve Schnell.

All are welcome to celebrate Wendy’s life on Saturday, April 16th at Emmaus Bible Church (220 N. 6th Ave., West Bend) at 12 p.m.   A visitation is scheduled for Friday, April 15th at Emmaus Bible Church, West Bend from 4-7pm and continued visitation on Saturday, April 16th from 10:30 to 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you generously give to His House Christian Fellowship, a Campus Ministry where Wendy was proud to have her daughter-in-law serving on staff at UW- Oshkosh.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.


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