Wendy Marie Kondzela, of the town of Neva, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 54 years old. She was born on October 4, 1966, in Antigo, a daughter of Joseph and Theresa (Heimerl) Vozka of Deerbrook. She married James Kondzela, Jr. on September 28, 1991, at St. Wencel Catholic Church. He survives.
She was a graduate of Antigo High School in 1985 and received a bachelors degree in Graphic Arts from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.
She was employed in the graphics arts field in Appleton before working as bookkeeper and secretary for her father's insurance business.
She was a homemaker raising her two daughters in the town of Neva. She volunteered at Spring Valley grade school and enjoyed attending all of her daughters sporting events.
Most recently she worked as administrative assistant for Hands with Heart in Antigo.
As a young lady she enjoyed playing softball and volleyball.
She looked forward to and enjoyed the annual family fishing trips to Montana. She also enjoyed cooking, camping, gardening, crafting, scrap booking, family gatherings, attending garage sales, playing cards and caring for her pets.
Survivors including her husband and parents are two daughters, Katelyn (Luke) Marten, Crandon, Allison Kondzela and special friend Patrick Guerin, Deerbrook; two sisters, Polly Wittmann-Vozka and special friend Brad, Deerbrook, Misty (Joe) Steliga, Wittenberg; mother-in-law, Darlene Kondzela, Antigo; two sisters-in-law, Sandy (Rick) Fermanich, Antigo, Janet (Steve) Weber, Crandon; eight special nieces and nephews; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, James "Poncho" Kondzela, Sr..
A public visitation will be held Sunday January 17, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home.
A private family service will be held. Burial will take place in the town of Neva Cemetery in spring.
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I have fond memories of spending time with Wendy when we were young and our families got together. So much fun...and lots of laughs! Both her and Polly were like big sisters to me during those years.
My heart breaks for you Polly, Misty, Joe, Theresa and the rest of Wendy’s family. Hugs and prayers to all of you. With love, Tammi Nagel
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Wendy. My memories from high school are of a fun, smiling girl I was fortunate to hang out with at Camp Susan. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am deeply saddened by Wendy’s passing. I so enjoyed working with your family in Faith Formation and watching the girls grow into beautiful young women. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Jim, Katelyn and Allison
So very sorry to hear of Wendy’s passing. I’ll always remember her great laugh and her presence at gymnastics meets. You were all so blessed to have had her and her you. Wishing you peace and praying for your family.
Jim Katelyn and Allison,
We were saddened to hear of Wendy's passing, she was always a sweet and kind person. We will remember the get togethers with a smile. Our deepest condolences go out to you and her family. Cherish all your wonderful memories you shared and know she is always in your heart.
Our prayers go out to you. Sue & Jim
Jim, Katelyn, Allison, and family:
How lucky are we to have someone that makes saying goodbye so difficult. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to hold forever in your hearts.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joan and Mick
Jim, Katelyn, Allison, and family;
We are so very sorry for your immense loss. Wendy was such a caring and giving person. I was always so appreciative of the time and effort she gave as a volunteer parent while the girls attended Spring Valley. Jim, you and Wendy have raised two awesome daughters! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time.
Lisa & Tom Peaslee
Jim and family,
So very sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the beautiful memories you've made together. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Pam McAuly
Sorry for the loss of Wendy. She has been in our prayers.
Chris & Mary Jozwiak & Family
We are so sorry for the loss of Wendy.
She has ben in our prayres throughout and we continue to pray for you all.
Chris and Mary Jozwiak & Family
So sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers. Pray for peace and healing. Love your friend Kristy Ramker and Paul White
Kondzela & Vozka families: We are so very sorry for your loss. Wendy was such a wonderful person who will be missed by all. I enjoyed playing volleyball against her. You have our deepest sympathy.
We send our deepest condolences. Wendy was a kind and loving person and will be sorely missed. Mark and I and our family are sending you, your girls and families our love and prayers. Mark and Laura Incha family.
I’m so sorry and saddened to hear about the loss of your wife. I didn’t know her well but remember her as your biggest supporter on (and off) the court. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Kerri (Igl) Swart
Jim and family, Dan and I, as well as our girls, send prayers and love to you all.
Our condolences to you, Jim, and your family. We are sure family and friends will miss Wendy very much.
We extend our deepest sympathy to the families ♥️ Years ago Wendy & I and many other crafter used to have a Deer Hunting Craft [email protected] the Neva Town Hall. She sold many beautiful Christmas ornaments (I have at least 8-10 I purchased) & candle top pieces. I will will treasure them. This year once again they hung on our tree. She was very creative. Keeping you all in our prayers.
Jim, girls and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Wendy’s passing. She was a wonderful person. We have some amazing memories of softball fun. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sherry and Mark Hanke
Jim & family you are in my prayers.
Jim and family: I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family!
Wendy Lambert RN Aspirus at Home
So sorry for your lost Jim. Always enjoyed taking with her when you delivered my tree
Jim, girls and family-- We are saddened to hear about the death of Wendy. May God give you all the strength to find peace and comfort during this difficult time and after. Know that God has her in his care now, with no pain or worry. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers to Jim, girls, family and friends. Jeanne and Jim Peters, formerly Deerbrook, now Platteville.
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