Donald F. Wentland

Donald F. Wentland, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed peacefully surrounded by family at his home where he lived the majority of his life on Wednesday, July 13th.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 am, Thursday, July 21, 2022 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 1506 Washington Street, Michigan City, IN with  Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the American Legion Skwiat Post 451 and V.F.W. 2536.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN  and from 9:00 am - 9:30 am Thursday at the church. The St. Joseph Young Men's Society will recite the Rosary at 6:00 pm Wednesday in the funeral chapel. 


He was born June 9,1928 in Michigan City, Indiana to the late Walter A. & Sarah Jane (Steamer) Wentland. On September 14, 1957 in Michigan City, Indiana he married  Charlotte Latsch:  Surviving are Wife, Charlotte M. Wentland of Michigan City, Indiana;  3 Daughters, Kathleen (Glenn) Lubeznik, Mary Theresa (Thomas) Carr both of Michigan City, Christine M. (Timothy) Kelly of Indianapolis, Indiana;  Grandchildren: Sarah Carr Bruder (Jake) Loveland, CO, Zachary Carr, Fort Collins, CO, Luke Carr (McCormick) Indianapolis, IN, Mary Catharine Carr Skinner (Michael) Dyer, IN, Anna Kelly (Zachary Taylor), John Walter "Jack" Kelly both of Indianapolis, IN, Kurt Eisele (Kari Sullivan), Indianapolis, IN, Sam Lubeznik (Erika) Chesterton, IN, Jesse Lubeznik Tunstall (DuShawn) and Great-Grandchildren, Blake Bruder, Rosie Carr, Oliver Skinner, Caleb, Liam and Landen Lubeznik.  Also, dedicated caregiver, Katie Mosehti plus numerous Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, Great-Nieces and Great-Nephews. He was preceded by Great Grandson, Amos Bruder.


Donald retired as Human Resource Manager from NIPSCO. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Life long member of the St. Joseph Young Men's Society, Life member and Past President of the Michigan City Exchange Club.  He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and was member and Past President of the Notre Dame Club of Laporte County.  He was a member of the Northwest Indiana Norte Dame Alumni Association and Served for 23 years on the Advisory board of Real Services of Laporte County. Member of the Senior Center of Washington Park and served in the US Army during the Korean War.  He is also a member of the American Legion Skwiat Post #451.


Contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Church c/o Construction Fund, 1506 Washington St., Michigan City, IN  46360; Share Foundation for the Handicapped, P.O. Box 400, Rolling Prairie, IN  46371 or Ronald McDonald House, in memory of Amos Bruder, 1300 E. 21st Ave., Denver, CO 80205.

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