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Wendy E. Blanck

March 19, 1941 — April 19, 2024

Palatine

Wendy Eileen Blanck, 83, of Palatine, IL, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Friday, April 19, 2024.

Wendy was born on March 19, 1941, in Chicago, IL, to the late Philip and Genevieve Dewey and grew up in Munster, Indiana.

She graduated from Hammond High School, attended Indiana University in Bloomington and was a member of the Sigma Kappa Sorority. She met her husband of nearly 63 years, Bruce, while they were taking an Indiana University extension course in the summer of 1960.

Wendy’s passions were her faith and her family. She lived a life of worship and service to God and had a tireless commitment and boundless love for her family. She loved leading and participating in children and family ministries at First Presbyterian Church where she was a member for nearly 50 years. She also enjoyed leading mission work in the Dominican Republic and participating in Presbyterian Women Circle. She fulfilled a dream of her lifetime when she visited the Holy Land. She cherished time spent with family and friends every summer in Door County, Wisconsin.

Prior to her retirement in 2017, Wendy was the Executive Administrative Assistant at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) for 19 years, a job she dearly loved and where she made many lifelong friends. She also worked as a Teacher’s Aide for School District 15 in Palatine, served as the Co-Director of Christian Education at First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights, and was an Administrative Assistant for Siemens Corporation in Hoffman Estates.

Wendy will be missed by her husband, Bruce Blanck; her children, Karen Blanck and Mike Blanck; her grandchildren, Nicole Blanck, Hannah (Tyler) Parks, and Lee Blanck; her great grandchild, Danielle Blanck; her siblings, Alan (Marianne) Dewey and Nancy (Wayne) Huddleston and their six children Kevin, A.J., Emily, Laura, Jon and Kim. She is preceded in death by her daughter Kathleen Blanck.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 11, 2024, with a visitation immediately preceding the service at 10:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, 302 N Dunton, Arlington Heights, IL.

For those who are interested in Wendy Blanck’s Celebration of Life this Saturday (May 11) but are unable to attend in person, the service will be live streamed at this link.  Please note you will see a black screen if you access early. The screen will switch to the service when it starts at 11:00 am.

Wendy Blanck Celebration of Life Livestream

Memorial gifts can be given in memory of Wendy to the Presbyterian Mission and Outreach Fund, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 302 N Dunton, Arlington Heights, IL, 60004, or ELCA Good Gifts.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, May 11, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

A Visitation will be held from 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. on May 11, 2024, at the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, 302 N Dunton, Arlington Heights, Illinois.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 11, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, 302 N Dunton, Arlington Heights, IL.

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