Wilbur (Bill) Hugo Wengren
  • 92 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 4, 1921
  • Date of passing: Jan 28, 2013
Let the memory of Wilbur (Bill) be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Wilbur (Bill) Wengren, 92, born on January 4, 1921 and passed away on January 28, 2013. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kandy Axling on 4th January 2018

"Time Teaches

Time teaches that you can live with a
broken heart by filling the breaks with
beautiful memories.
Time teaches that there is no such thing as closure,
only acceptance, restructuring and resolve.
Time also teaches that life truly does go on
and grief’s rawness eventually fades but not
without leaving a scar. And although life goes on,
there will always be days when we can’t help
but remember when time stood still.
The difficult days remind us how deeply we love
…and so it is today.

Remembering with love,

Tom, Kandy, Chad, Barbi, Matthew, Danica, Ryan, Jess, Noah, Grace and Luke"

This tribute was added by Kandy Axling on 28th January 2014


Today, January 28, 2014, we are remembering and honouring a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather. It has been a year ago today since Dad left us. I treasure the memory of being with him the moment he died, and went on to receive the greatest gift of all, to enter into the presence of our Lord Jesus.

With Dad as our exemplary role model, we all learned about Christian unconditional love, kindness, generosity, patience, good humour, tenacity and self control. We thank Dad for these gifts and the legacy of love he left with us. He is with us still. He was a good steward of his God-given talents. His love with us is now everlasting.

We miss his loving face, the sound of his voice, his kind and gentle ways, his unselfish heart. We miss how he made our family complete. We love him and miss him so.

Little by little, we begin to remember not just that Dad died, but that he lived, and that his life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.

When we cease to think of Dad will be when God has called us too.

Dad is always remembered, dearly missed, eternally loved and in our hearts forever,

Kandy and Tom, Chad, Barbi, Matthew and Danica and Ryan, Jess, Noah, Grace and Luke"

This tribute was added by Mary Christiansen on 15th November 2013

"What a wonderful  and beautiful legacy , you have given me, given to us all, for us to have forever, to live on , inside our hearts…the memory of you,  Our Dad , your legacy of love… so many wonderful   memories live inside my heart, I love you and miss you every  day …love Chissy"

This tribute was added by Jim Bennett on 7th October 2013

"As Administrator of Stafford Healthcare it was my honor to have Mr. Wengren at our facility. Thank you for sharing this amazing tribute to Mr. Wengren, it is a reminder to all of us, that each resident had an entire life filled with family, work, friends, accomplishments, triumphs and independence before coming to us. Mr. Wengren touched many lives including ours."

This tribute was added by Tracie Welchel on 5th February 2013

"You will surely be missed Grandpa, you were an inspiration to all who had the privilege to know you. I am so glad I was able to visit with you one last time! The girls, Larry and I wish you nothing but the best in heaven where I know you are reunited with Grandma. I was truly a lucky girl to have you in my life! I will love you always."

This tribute was added by casey dad's cousin on 4th February 2013

"We always knew of Cousin Wilbur, but never had much contact with him until later years. We met up with him, on his cross country van trips after his wife died. We always remember him playing some instrament on our front porch while visiting us. Heaven will be lucky to have him now. They will have something for him to play I am sure. Love, Ellen and Casey"

This tribute was added by Chris Hodo on 3rd February 2013

"from josh hodo
My grandfather passed away today near the same time as I found out we were having a baby boy. My Grandfather was my hero as a boy and always made sure my brother and I had fun. It seems like almost every summer was spent at my grandparents at least 3 days a week. Thankfully I was able to introduce him to my family via Skype 2 days ago to meet the little boy and the woman that has s"

This tribute was added by Chris Hodo on 3rd February 2013

"Melissa Burns
The courage and strength that you had throughout the years, inspired us all. You gave us unconditional love and always had a smile on your face. I cherish the memories that I have with you and will forever miss your laughter. Life will not be the same without you in it. Watch over us proudly and send down love on the hard days. Love you forever Grandpa."

This tribute was added by Chris Hodo on 3rd February 2013

"Paula Carlsen posted toHodo Chris
Paul says he remembers your Dad playing the harmonica for the kids! I remeber that I have never seen him with anything but a smile on his face and soft spoken. I think he has been a fine man all his life! He will be missed. With Love and caring from Paul and Paula"

This tribute was added by Chris Hodo on 3rd February 2013

"Pat Frisk
I know Uncle Bill was a very patient and kind man. I know the loss is ours as he is certainly going to a better place. Bless all of you who were closest to him. I know you will really miss having this man in your life."

This tribute was added by Justin Hodo on 3rd February 2013

"I remember the bike rides me and my brother had with Grandpa Bill Wengren.Me and my brother learned lot about life from my Grandpa Bill Wengren how to be loving and forgiving person and a giving person my Grandpa had the heart of a true Christian.My Grandfather had a very good sense of humor he made me brother laugh. We had a lot of happy memories of birthdays and holidays with our grandfather.We"

This tribute was added by Ken Hodo on 2nd February 2013

"service is at bonney watson funeral home, 16445 international blvd(highway 99), seatac wa, phone 206-242-1787
feb 5th, viewing from 10 am to 1pm, and funeral from 1 to 2 pm, refreshments and gathering afterward at bonney watson"

This tribute was added by Kathy Jackson Jarman on 2nd February 2013

"We'll miss the music at Christmas!  Every year we would all get together for dinner and grandpa would bring his little piano and sheet music so we could sing Christmas carols. It was just a nice old fashioned tradition :0).

We'll miss your smile too. You always had one ready for who ever walked in the door."

This tribute was added by wanda ripley on 2nd February 2013

"My Dear Uncle Bill,
  You will be missed by so many. I know you will be talking to mom, dad, and aunt mary. you were a hugh part of our life, may god bless and you rest in peace. thoughts and prayers love wanda"

This tribute was added by Ken Hodo on 2nd February 2013

"wonderful grandfather to my sons, and loving dad to my wife, his baby girl. glad to have known him for so long."

This tribute was added by casey dad's cousin on 1st February 2013

"Otto Mattner was Wilbur's Uncle. His mother and my dad were brother and sister. They had three other brothers and sisters. They were Elsey Fredricksen, Fred Mattner, and Ida Borkowski. Wilbur is Ellen Sagan's first cousin, as she is the daughter of Otto Mattner. Casey is Ellen Mattner Sagan's husband. Hope that explains our connection to Wilbur. He will be in our hearts forever."

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