Honoring the Life by Telling the Story

Richard "Smiley" Wendlandt

June 22, 1953 - May 20, 2020
Milwaukee, WI



At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

The Family of Richard Wendlandt
c/o 1901 N. Farwell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-5122

Memorial contribution checks should be made payable to: Joanna Debassige
Memorial contributions should be mailed to the Family in care of the Funeral Home - the Funeral Home will forward your memorial to Joanna.
Please address the envelope as listed above.

Life Story / Obituary


Richard “Smiley” Wendlandt was born June 22, 1953 to Moxy and Milly Wendlant who preceded him in death.

Smiley was the loving father of Ricky (Tammi), Sandra (Will), Joanna (Dennis) and Crystal (Bret). He was the beloved grandfather of Christine, Dennis, Braydon, Jason, Matthew, Bella, Elijah, Nova, and Mason. He was the dear brother of the late Walt, Sandy (Arnie), Peter (the late Peg), Linda (Steve), the late Jimmy, Bonnie, Johnny (the late Barbra), Shirley (Doug), and Mary (Erick).

Smiley’s passion was home remodeling and he spend much of his time with The Corp with his friend, Chuckie. He also enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting.

Smiley loved to live his life free as a bird. He was the most genuine, loving person you could ever meet. He will be dearly missed.

In keeping with Smiley’s wishes, the family will have a private gathering to Celebrate his life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are greatly appreciated. Please scroll down for name and address of where memorials should be directed.