Victorina “Jenny” Wemhoff, 92, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2016, at her home in Lafayette. She was born Victorina Johanna Daniels on August 5,1924, in Muensterbilzen, Belgium, to Joseph and Agnes Daniels. She was the seventh of twelve children. Her brother Willy and her sister Agnes—both of whom live in Belgium—survive her.
On May 27, 1948, she married James E. Wemhoff of Decatur, Indiana, in the Cathedral of St. Jacques, Liege, Belgium. The couple moved to Decatur after their marriage, and Victorina became a naturalized United States citizen in 1950. The couple moved in 1952 to Lafayette, where James had a long career with the former Duncan Electric Company, becoming its Treasurer. Jenny often remarked what a wonderful life she had in the United States.
A homemaker, Jenny’s hobbies included sewing, needlepoint, and cross-stitch. She loved flowers and gardening. For over 10 years, she golfed regularly at the Elks Country Club, with her family. She and James were parishioners at St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish, Lafayette, where she was a member of the Mother’s Club. Jenny also participated in the St. Elizabeth Auxiliary. A lifelong practicing Catholic, Victorina had a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to the Miraculous Medal. She distributed over 350 Miraculous Medal Novena booklets at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Victorina is survived by her loving husband James, 94, and by her three sons: Joseph (Nancy) of Oak Park, Illinois; Daniel (Erika) of Waghausel, Germany; and David of Mishawaka, Indiana. All three sons are graduates of the University of Notre Dame. In addition, Victorina is survived by five grandchildren: Thomas, Elizabeth, Laurel, Michael, and Nicole.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish or to the Society of the Miraculous Medal, 475 E. Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144,
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Lafayette, Indiana, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Fr. Jeff Martin officiating. There will be visitation at St. Mary’s before the Mass for one hour, commencing at 9:30a.m. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lafayette. Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Lafayette is caring for the family. Please visit www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence or a memory.