Victor R. "Vic" Wendt
September 9, 1936 - September 14, 2008
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Appleton, WI 54911
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Wendt, Victor R. Appleton Age 72, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at his home. Victor was born on September 9, 1936 in West Bloomfield, Wisconsin the son of the late Edward and Anna (Winter) Wendt. Vic worked and taught music at Heid Music for 35 years. He enjoyed playing at weddings and social…

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Dar Ryba-Borchardt left a message on April 6, 2009:
I was so sad to see that Vic had passed away. He has been my mentor since I was 12. I am still playing 44 years later thanks to Vic's influence. He was always there to help. I remember once when we were playing in Brillion and our PA system failed, we called Vic, he went to the store, picked up a new PA head and delivered it to us. He will be sadly missed in the music world. I purchased many guitars from Vic and I always respected his expertise and admired his talents. Yes, the music world has lost a great one. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Sincerely, Dar Ryba-Borchardt (The She-5)
Deb Ryba Kersten left a message on April 6, 2009:
To all of Vic's family and extended music family - my sincere condolences. I remember Vic when I was growing up in the Appleton area and he was a great inspiration to all musicians and musician wanna bes. He was a musical genius and his memory will live on forever.
Jim Sprister left a message on April 6, 2009:
Vic was instrumental in getting me started in a Rock 'n Roll band experience in my younger years. He gave me my first guitar lessons. I later went on to play in two Rock 'n Roll bands. I am sure there is a place in the band for him in heaven.
Katie and Jeff Coenen left a message on April 6, 2009:
Vic...what a nice guy. Gentle, funny, kind. He was a great neighbor. We loved you both Nan. Please know our thoughts are with you. Katie, Jeff Coenen....The old Barb. Ave. neighbors across the road
Karen Dejk & Nancy Probst left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Nan and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! "Vic" will always hold a special place in our hearts with so many great memories of him while teaching his love of "music" and participating in the "Christmas Parade" marching band at HMC! "Thanks for so many Great Memories"! Karen, Nancy, Anne & Debbie and .... The HMC GANG!
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Patti & Marge Houlihan left a message on April 6, 2009:
Nan, Not sure if you remember us but we were your old neighbors on Plank Road. We are so sorry to hear about Vic. When I got home from work my mom showed me the obituaries and I was shocked to see the picture of Vic. I still remember the day I was working on a ladder on the side of my garage and Vic came out and said, "Do you want to kill yourself? and then gave me your ladder to use instead of the old ladder I was using. You both were great neighbors. We have had two neighbors since you lived there, the last ones we get a long with really well. They are my age with 2 kids. Their kids and dog uses our backyard to play in. Thanks again for being great neighbors. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. FYI: My mom is doing great and she turned 88 years old in May of this year. She is very healthy. Take care. Patti
Kari (Lambrecht) Perz left a message on April 6, 2009:
So sorry to hear about your loss. My dad, Marty Lambrecht, used to play in a band with Vic called "The Volcanos," and dad said Vic taught him how to play the guitar. I remember the picture of the band where the girl had cat eye glasses and the guys had white furry guitars. It's a great picture!
Building Services Group left a message on April 6, 2009:
We would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Vic worked with us for 2 years and was an absolute pleasure. He always did a wonderful job and put 100% of himself into his work. We appreciated his hard work, and so did our customer. He always had a smile on his face and was upbeat. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
geoff reed left a message on April 6, 2009:
I took guitar lessons from Vic over 30 years ago as a kid. I remember him as a real cool dude who liked to drink pepsi and smoke while he taught. A lesson was 2 bucks I think and he would tap his foot and write out music of cool songs to play. He was a memorable guy and a fixture in town.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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