KEN’ DEREK KYNAN WENDT
Loving son of Clifford L.Wendt and Karen Sue Wendt. Derek was born April 3, 1982, in Merrillville, IN at 11:40 am. He unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 4:02 am.
Derek was raised in Irvine, CA. He graduated from Irvine high school in June 2001 and attended college at Orange Coast Community College.
Derek enjoyed working with the public and was an avid sports fan.
He is survived by his parents, Clifford and Karen; stepmother Nancy; sister, Chelsea Tara; daughter, Caitlyn Vivian Wendt; significant other, Sarah Buba; grandparents, Don & Doris Shane, Sweetser, IN, and Leonard & Genevieve Wendt, Warsaw, IN; Pamela Randall James aunt, Bellefontaine, OH; Robert Sandy Shane uncle, Parker, CO; Paul Clair Wendt, cousin Patrick Chrissann Shane, Ladera Ranch, CA; Dan Jill Wendt, Chandler, AZ; Thomas Gabriella Wendt, Cypress, CA; Sonja Wendt, Gilbert, AZ, and many cousins and friends. Derek was dearly loved by many and will be deeply missed by all.
Derek is preceded in death by his grandmother, Juanita Shane and his uncle, Richard Shane.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 from 7-9pm at O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills, CA.
Second Visitation was held on Thursday, October 12th, 2006 from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Irvine, CA.
The Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, October 12th, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Irvine, CA. The Burial Service was immediately followed at El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest, CA.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourage you to send a donation on behalf of ?Caitlyn Vivian Fund? at email@example.com