Funeral service for Tingle Rossnagel Wenzel, 84 year old long time Buffalo resident who passed away quietly Monday morning at the Johnson County Health Care Center, surrounded by her family, will be held Thursday, Sept. 9th at 10:00 a.m. from the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Buffalo with Reverend John Orwig officiating. Visitation will be held from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Graveside services will follow the funeral in Willow Grove Cemetery. Donations may be made in Tingle’s memory to the Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Addie Madeline “Tingle” Rossnagel Wenzel was born on March 28, 1926 in Oxford, New Jersey to Charles and Bessie Wilson. She grew up and went to school in Oxford. She was married on January 28, 1950 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey to Bob Rossnagel and they made their home in New Jersey. They moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where Tingle received nursing training and certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Bob and Tingle moved to Buffalo in 1957 where she took a job with the Johnson County Hospital as a nurse. Bob passed away in 1978 and Tingle continued working as a nurse. She was married on December 26, 1984 in Buffalo to George Wenzel and they made their home in Buffalo. After 40 years of compassionate caring nursing, Tingle retired in 1996 and she and George continued living in Buffalo until the time of her death.
Tingle was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, the VFW Auxiliary, the Rebbeccah’s, and was on the Wyoming State Board of Nursing for several years. She was an avid reader and loved travel. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband George Wenzel of Buffalo; four daughters Mary Ann Konis and her husband Robert of Federal Way, Washington, Addie Smith and her husband Toy of Twin Falls, Idaho, Shirley Green of Buffalo and Roz Harriet and her husband Tom of Buffalo; three step-daughters, Debra Wenzel of Pierre, South Dakota, Laura Jackson and her husband Tim of Lane, South Dakota and Lt. Col. “Ret” Krista Wenzel of Casper; one sister Ann Stafford of Buffalo; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob, four brothers and three sisters.