Ted H. Wanta, age 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 25th. He was born on June 28th, 1936 to Minnie and Leo Wanta, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Ted served in the United States Army Reserves. After serving, he traveled around Wisconsin and met his wife Joan, and they married in Beaver Dam on September 28th, 1963. They eventually moved to Milwaukee, and then settled in West Bend where they lived for over fifty years. He worked for Badger Packaging for over thirty years, finally retiring to pursue his great love of fishing, hunting, golfing, bowling, volleyball, and being a casino card dealer.
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He is survived by his wife Joan “Joanie”, children Debra (Peter) Oberg, Linda Starr, Sue (Jay) Sciachitano; grandchildren Megan Starr, Luke Oberg, Bella Sciachitano, a brother Ronald Wanta of Los Angeles, Ca. Further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Lucy, brothers Leo and Donald Wanta, as well as other friends and loved ones.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 30th at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church (1025 S 7th Ave, West Bend), with Father Andrew Infanger presiding. A Visitation will be held at the church from 11:00 AM until 12:45 PM. There will be a private family interment.