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Gary Alan Wenzel

January 2, 1965 ~ June 17, 2022 (age 57)


Lexington, SC - Gary Alan Wenzel, 57, passed away June 17, 2022. 

Gary was born in Peru, Illinois to Barbara (Daniel) and Robert Wenzel Sr. He attended LaSalle Peru (LP) High School and Illinois Valley Community College before moving to South Carolina. He continued his education at the University of South Carolina and graduated with honors with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to work at Westinghouse Electric Company in Columbia SC for over 20 years.

Gary was an avid NFL fan and his love for and loyalty to the Dallas Cowboys is legendary. He was also a Gamecock fan through and through and enjoyed a friendly rivalry with that school in the Upstate.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Gayle (Hunter); his sons, Grant Wenzel of Charleston, SC and William Wenzel of Columbia, SC; his brother, Robert Wenzel, Jr. of LaSalle, Illinois; and his sisters, Colleen Karun of Peru, Illinois, Debbie Steve of Peru, Illinois and LeeAnn Pyszka of LaSalle, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, 1205 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington, SC 29072. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family.

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