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Christian Albin Wendolek

Christian Albin Wendolek, 51, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2003 at home with his family at his side.

Chris was born Sept. 18, 1952, in Glencoe, Minn., to Albin and Elizabeth Wendolek. Chris served 27 years in the Navy attaining the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer. He will be remembered as an avid golfer and amazing husband and father who fought a courageous battle with cancer.

Chris leaves behind his best friend and wife of 27 years, Lori Wendolek, adoring children, daughter Ensign Jessica Wendolek, son Patrick Wendolek; and mother Elizabeth Wendolek; brothers Randy and Larry Wendolek; sisters Cathy Hansen and Cindy Harming; and many loving family members and wonderful friends.

Visitation was Monday, Dec. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Pensacola.

Funeral services were conducted by Father Joseph Kalinowski Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 10:30 a.m. on board NAS Pensacola, Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, Bldg. 1982, 131 Moffett Road. A procession left Oak Lawn Funeral Home at 10 a.m.

Burial services will be at 11:45 a.m. at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, with full military honors.

Donations may be sent in lieu of flowers to: Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Donations in memory of Christian A. Wendolek, 4015 Wilson Blvd. 10th floor, Arlington, VA 22203.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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