Margaret Wentzel

Obituary of Margaret Wentzel

Margaret K. J. (Buchert) Wentzel, age 79, widow of John J. Wentzel, Jr., passed away on January 30, 2017 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Wilson L. and Mary E. (Dreas) Buchert, Sr.

She is survived by her daughter Christie Birchess of Pottstown, and three sons; John “Jack” Wentzel, III, of Pottstown; Timothy Wentzel, husband of Martha of Exeter Township; and Jeffrey Wentzel, husband of Beth of Chalfont. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Alyssa (Birchess) Gephart, Savannah (Birchess) Lengyel, and Logan and Alena Wentzel, and Kendra, Griffin, Zachary Wentzel, and three great-grandsons: Lucas and Brennan Gephart, and Harrison Lengyel. She is also survived by her sister Kathryn Stamm and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her brothers Wilson L. Buchert, Jr. and Curtis Buchert.

She enjoyed Bingo, bus trips to the casino, and flea marketing with her cousin, Dollie Smith, and excursions with her friend Mary Shanley, the Thelma to her Louise. Above all else she loved her family.

A viewing will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St. Pottstown, PA 19464. A Funeral Service will follow at 3:30 PM. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lebanon VA Medical Center at Online condolences may be made to the family at