Oriene Wannenwetsch



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Gates: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at age 81. Survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Edward H. Wannenwetsch; 4 children, Michael of Seattle, WA, Eric (Bobbie) of FL, Nancy (Don) Maier and Susan (Kevin) Grapensteter; 5 grandchildren, Matthew (Kerry) Maier, Rachel (Chris) Strauss, Lauren and Jared Wannenwetsch, Jessica Grapensteter; 1 great granddaughter, Marisa Maier; her brother, Dr. Albert (Cathy) Hall; sister, Joan Fals; devoted cousin, Peggy (Mel) Oltz; and a host of family and many dear, loved friends. Friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service, Saturday afternoon at 1:30 in the chapel of Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Interment in Falls Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please give generously to the Isaiah House, 71 Prince St., Rochester, NY 14605 whose volunteers and staff made Oriene’s last days a peaceful and loving last journey. Many thanks to all of them. We are blessed to have known them.


  1. Scott Hayes on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    All of Matt Maier’s fellow employees at FedEx Express wish to express their condolences to Matt, Kerry and his entire family at this difficult time. We hope that many happy memories will give you comfort.

  2. Sis & Bob Mittermeier on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Bob and I feel truly blessed to have known Gramma Ory. She will be deeply missed when our families get together, as she brought so much life and enthusiasm to our gatherings. We love the way she would embrace the new technology, whether it be a new cell phone or camera, and know that this contributed to her being young at heart. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family. Kerry, Matt and Marisa, know that you are rich in memories, and they will help get you through this difficult time and the times to come. Our prayers are with you all.

  3. Pam & John Vasilie on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Condolences to all of you. Grandma Ory was such a special person whom we had the opportunity to meet. God Bless you all!

  4. Matt, Kerry, and Marisa Maier on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Gramma you were the sunshine in Matt’s life. You always be granny oakley the great white hunter. You brought so much to our lives. You were the grandmother I never had. You embraced us and welcomed Marisa and myself into your life and we will never forgot that. I remember the last conversation we had, You said would you ever think I would end up like this. I said ‘No gramma’s are suppose to live forever. That is the way we will remember you forever. Your Mattie Maier will love you forever and knows you will be out in th woods with him trying to get that big 12 pointer.

  5. Cheryl and Al Honan on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am so sorry to here about your mom’s passing. Take all the beautiful memories you have of her and hold them dear. She was always a great friend to my mom. I have many fond memories of your mom when I was a young child. One funny memory I have is after I had the mumps I was out of school for awhile and did not want to go back so when the bus came my Mom could not get me on the bus so she called your mom and she came down and threw me on the bus kicking ,biting, and scratching: your poor mom! She will be missed but never forgotten.

  6. Rachel Strauss on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    She truly was, my angel here on earth. I love you gramma. xoxo

  7. chris strauss on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    we love and miss you Grandma. you were truly an angel.

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