Mary Grace Wendelin
1950 - 2022
Mary Grace Wendelin went Home on Monday afternoon, June 13, 2022, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, NC with her daughter and son-in-law, Amber Wendelin Eng and Steve Eng after a fight with Alzheimer’s Disease and a battle with Congestive Heart Failure.
Mary Grace Seger was born on February 23, 1950 in Le Sueur, Minnesota to Vernon and Grace (West) Seger. She grew up in Fairbault, MN, youngest of three sisters, Kathryn and Jeanne. In 1973, she began following Prem Rawat who, for decades, has shared the message of inner peace. Mary became actively involved in practicing this message and surrounded herself with others who shared this connection. She became dedicated to the practice of feeling inner peace and in serving this community. Here she met and married David Wendelin in December of 1973. By 1977, there were three children born, Jesse, Amber and Zachary, followed by Matthew in 1982. Mary was a devoted mother and this was her most precious and sacred role as a human being. She loved her family and many dear ones in her life fiercely. Mary’s bonds with those she loved and those who love her will remain, as her spiritual energy has returned Home, beyond this earthly world, to an existence embracing her spirit in pure Love and Light.
Mary studied the practice of Reiki and trained with Tasse Knapp in 2007 and in 2008 at The International Center for Reiki Training with Senior Reiki Master/Teacher, William Lee Rand in England. She completed her training and became a Licensed Reiki Master Teacher (LRMT). Mary loved the practice of Reiki that brought healing energy and Light to her and to all it touched. The gift of Reiki brought her much joy and she relished sharing it with people and in her continued caregiving of others. Mary believed in Natural Healing and working with the life energy through the use of crystals, essential oils and other modalities, all for the purpose of healing.
Mary Grace leaves a legacy through her devoted daughter Amber Wendelin Eng and son-in-law, Steve Eng. She is survived by her son, Zachary, wife Juliette, and beloved granddaughters, Josephine and Alexandra Wendelin; ex-husband and father of their children, David Wendelin and partner, Mary Jo Finsterwalder, friend of Mary. She is also survived by her nephew Tim Volz and niece Kimberly Busch and grandnieces, Emily and Gracie, and dear ones from far and wide. Mary will be deeply missed, lovingly celebrated and remembered…always.
Mary Grace is preceded in death by her eldest son, Jesse; youngest son, Matthew and family pets, Max and Honey; her parents, Vernon and Grace Seger; and her two beloved sisters, Kathryn and Jeanne.
Mary Grace was 72 years young and touched the lives of many. She touched the lives of so many and will live on in all of us who knew her and loved her.
We request that any gifts offered, be in the form of planting flowers (peonies and gardenias were two favorites), a contribution to our National Parks and all of their wonders or to any organizations that serve the care of animals, to honor her life and her spirit.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 23. Guests are asked to arrive at 9:30a with the service beginning at 10a at the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden at 215 S. Main St., Kernersville, NC 27284.