Floyd Lee Wensel, Jr.

August 26, 1930 - May 1, 2023

08/26/1930 - 05/01/2023

Past Services

Friday May 05, 2023
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Graveside Service
Saturday May 06, 2023
10:00 am
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions

Floyd Lee Wensel, Jr, 92, died peacefully at home early on May first.

Floyd was born in Oakland Maryland, son of Floyd Lee, Sr and Bertha Wensel; and husband of the late Margaret Dianne Sheehe Wensel. He is survived by his loving family, son Timothy Floyd and Renee Wensel of Triadelphia; son Matthew Jon Wensel and Lawrence Martin of Pittsburgh, PA; daughter Margaret Anne Wensel Blacker and Lance Blacker of Barnesville, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Jaquie Simoncic Eater, wife of the late son Andrew Wensel; and his grandchildren Timothy Ryan Wensel and Margaret Marie Blacker. “Flerd” as he was known by family will be greatly missed by his surviving (of seven siblings): brother Donald Wensel and sisters: Dortha Wilt and Gladys Fahrety and many nieces, nephews and friends.

After serving in the National Guard (US Army Engineering) Floyd obtained a degree at Business Training College in Pittsburgh. He then Married Dianne. Floyd began working with computers at National Mine Service Company, then moved to Wheeling to manage the data processing department at Ohio Valley Hospital (OVMC). After retiring from the OV he assisted with tax preparation for seniors in Belmont and Ohio counties. In the 1970s Floyd was instrumental with getting the little league program started at Dallas Pike. He and his wife delivered meals for the Wheeling Catholic Charities for several years; he was a member of St Vincent’s Men’s Club; a member and former President of the Elm Grove Civics, and could be seen helping at Bingo each week. Floyd was known by all for the incredible jelly he made. All his friends and neighbors would save him berries, fruit or juice to make it, in hopes of getting a few jars.
Friends will be received on Friday, May 5, 2023 from 4-7pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove. A Graveside service with military honors will be held Saturday 10am at Mt Calvary Cemetery, 1685 National Rd, Wheeling, WV.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Valley Hospice
10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943 or by clicking HERE; or the charity of your choice.


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Maggie Vidonic
9 months ago

My sincere condolences to the family 🙏

Linda Reed
9 months ago

Floyd was one of my favorite bosses at OVMC, sending love and prayers to the family.

Linda And Brady Orr
9 months ago

A wonderful man who loved to bring us his incredible jelly. He was devoted to his family and May he Rest In Peace with those who went before him.

Diane Robbins
9 months ago

Rest in peace. I enjoyed talking to you at bingo.

ned greeneltch
10 months ago

a good man and good friend. one of those rare people you were always happy to see (and eat lunch with) thank you, floyd

Kelly Klein
10 months ago

Matt & Larry~
What a sweet and gentle man your Father was! I always remember Dad & Les’ pantry was stocked with “his jam” plus the first time I met him in Terra Alta …what a WONDERFUL HUMAN! I think of him as Hugging your Mom❤️

Aimee, Bob and Maddie
10 months ago

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. We never met Floyd, but can imagine his kind and giving nature by knowing his wonderful and kind-hearted son, who we love. Prayers to the family for peace.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
10 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Floyd Lee Wensel Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Army National Guard Veteran, Floyd Lee Wensel Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Debbie Davis
10 months ago

I worked at St. Vincent’s Church for over 30 years. I knew Floyd and Dianne from church and Floyd from Civics Bingo. He was a wonderful man, a gentleman, and always had a smile. He will be greatly missed. Much love to his family!

Debbie Kunz
10 months ago

I met Floyd at ovmc while working there. He was such a nice person.condolences to the family.