Wendell grew up in Silver Lake, WI, and graduated from Wilmot High and the University of Wisconsin Extension.
He joined Schenning Insurance in September of 1960 and in the early sixties worked for his Mother in the agency. His Dad started the agency in 1929 until he passed away in 1957. In 1964 Wendell purchased the agency from his Mother and she worked for him until 1970 when they incorporated.
Wendell was a member of the Kenosha Independent Insurance Agents Association, Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. and Silver Lake Rescue Squad. At one time Silver Lake had a business association in which they were members of the association. He was also on the Advisory Board for Southport Bank.
Today he is enjoying time with his grandchildren and sporting events. Also, he is enjoying older vehicles including his 57 Ford Thunderbird. He and his wife enjoy traveling and spending some time in Florida during the winter season.