A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2 pm at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette for David Albert Wenger, Jr., 71, who passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Lafayette.
Visitation will be observed at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette on Sunday, October 27, 2013 beginning at 12 noon.
Dave was born Monday, February 9, 1942 in Detroit, MI and was a resident of Acadiana for more than 50 years. During his long career in broadcasting, Dave enjoyed meeting people and designing “packages” for selling advertising on radio and television. Before his lengthy illness, he was an avid golfer and loved following UL sports teams, especially football, basketball and baseball. He was a devoted listener of the sports talk shows on KPEL radio. For the last several years, he enjoyed working for his son at the window of Acadiana’s Crawfish Express and negotiating contracts for crawfish boils around the U.S. Most of all, Dave loved spending time with his family, meeting his new grandson, and helping his first grade granddaughter do homework and read.
Mr. Wenger is survived by his wife of 44 years, Madeline Provost Wenger of Lafayette; a daughter, Kathryn Wenger Facchiano; a son, David Wenger; two grandchildren, Devon Wenger and Nathan Facchiano; a sister, Sarah Wenger Hayes; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David Albert Wenger, Sr. and the former Margaret Mary Mulligan; as well as his sister, Margaret Wenger Gayle.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in David's name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, www.cancer.org ; or St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, www.stjude.org.
Online obituary and guest book may be viewed at www.fountainmemorialfuneralhome.com.
Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery of Lafayette, 1010 Pandora St., (337) 981-7098 is in charge of arrangements.