Terrie Dean values the art of good conversation. One of her favorite holiday pastimes is gathering around the kitchen table with relatives and simply talking for hours on end.
All I want for Christmas is normal.
Warren Wilson Wenger, 85, of Dayton, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Oak Lea Nursing Home.
He was born in Rockingham County on April 24, 1927, and was a son of the late Abram and Eva (Harper) Wenger.
Warren was a partner in Dayton Equipment. He was a member of Montezuma Church of the Brethren and served in the U.S. Marines.
He was united in marriage on Aug. 1, 1946, to Jessie June (Atwell) Wenger of Dayton, who survives.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Joyce Davis and husband, Wilbert, of Harrisonburg. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Sheila (D.H.) Atchison of Harrisonburg, Frankie (Kay) Wenger of Fulks Run, and Jason Wenger of Baltimore, Md.; and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Wenger was the seventh of nine children and the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Wenger; brothers, Emory D., Arlie H., Joseph D., and Ervin L. Wenger; and sisters, Elizabeth Howdyshell, Ethel L. Burkholder, Ruth V. Wenger, and Dorothy E. Stover.
A funeral service will be held at Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Bridgewater at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, with Pastor David R. Miller officiating. Burial will be private at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens with military rites by the Dayton American Legion Post No. 27.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater from 7 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Montezuma Church of the Brethren, 4937 Ottobine Road, Dayton, VA 22821.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com .