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On September 5, 2021 at 7:47am, Oda Cordula Delores Wendt nee Palczikowsky passed away in Jefferson Torresdale Hospital in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. She was 96 years old.
Oda Cordula Delores Wendt nee Palczikowsky is survived by her daughter, Astrid Seiger nee Wendt of Philadelphia, PA; her granddaughter Shannon N. Wendt-Lisiy (Yuri Lisiy) of Feasterville-Trevose, PA, her step-granddaughter Jamika Norfleet of Philadelphia PA, her step-grandson Kevin Young of Philadelphia PA; Her great grandchildren Mikayla O. Lisiy & Michael A. Lisiy of Feasterville-Trevose, PA. She was preceded in death by husband, Heinz C Wendt and her step-daughter Monika Young nee Wendt.
Oda Cordula Delores Wendt nee Palczikowsky was born on October 30th 1924 in Frankfurt, Germany. She was in the 1936 Olympics at the young age of 11 years old for the opening ceremony. She was an Au Pair and the family took her to Italy to see the Pope. She was able to meet Pope Pius the XII and was honored to kiss the ring. After graduating secondary school, she went to the military and was a telephone operator until their bunker was under attack and then they were on the run, living off Saur Kraut and Champagne. She became a POW, captured by the Americans and showed up on her parents doorstep on her 21st birthday in 1945 when the war over. After the war she worked whatever job the employment center would assign her too, from moving rocks from one corner to another, to cleaning those rocks. Her father, Ewald Palczykowski the banker, negotiated with the employment center to take 2 men for employment for Oda to work as a trolley car conductor, where she met her husband, Heinz C. Wendt of 57 years, where he was a frequent rider. And then later became a banker, like her father.
In 1955 she won a lottery to come to America on the SS United States 5th voyage. She worked as a piece worker for .35 an hour, then went off to Deitz and Watson for .45 an hour. Until her last employment at the International Paper Company when she received a .25 cent raise and became disabled in 1979.
Please join The Wendt Family after 3:00 pm Saturday September 18th 2021 at Delaware Valley Cremation Center 7350 State Road Philadelphia, PA 19136 for a gathering of remembrance in honoring and celebrating Oda’s life. The memorial tribute service will begin at 4:15 pm with time for refreshments and fellowship immediately afterwards, until 7:00 pm, where Oda’s family will be accessible to receive the loving comfort of your condolences, remembrances and support. Flowers and condolences can be sent to Delaware Valley Cremation Center at 7350 State Road, Philadelphia PA 19136.