Obituary: Clayton Wenger

Clayton Philemon Wenger, 90, of Topeka, died Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Clayton was born March 30, 1932, to Philip and Tillie Wenger at Morrill.

Clayton was in the Army from 1953 until 1955 as part of the 10th Infantry Division. He was stationed in Houston, Texas, serving as a personnel specialist, obtaining the rank of sergeant and received the National Defense Service Medal.

In 1957 Clayton, Daisy and family moved to Topeka where he worked for 34 years as machinist for both Seymour Foods and Welch Manufacturing.

Clayton enjoyed fishing, camping, water skiing and golf. He also enjoyed coaching his daughters in fast-pitch softball. Clayton was both creative and innovative. He utilized his machinist skills making such things as replica antique gas rigs, pumps and wooden candle stick holders.

He was a long-time member of Town and Country Christian Church in Topeka. He was a volunteer for the Harvest’s Food Bank distribution and was part of the lawn maintenance team at the church.

Clayton is survived by his wife of 67 years, Daisy Wenger of Topeka; daughters, Debra (Wes) Oakley of Topeka and Kathryn (Brad) Harding of Lenexa; sisters, Eloise (Robert) Brunner of Hoyt and Shirley Webber of Falls City, Neb.; nine grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Gerald Wenger, Devere Wenger and Vance Wenger.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Penwell-Gable, 1321 SW 10th in Topeka.

Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Town and Country Christian Church, 4925 SW 29th St, Topeka.

The Sabetha Herald 8/10/2022

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