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Lori A. Houseal Wenrich

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Lori A. Houseal Wenrich, 61, of Enola, formerly of Steelton, passed unexpectedly on Sunday, September 3rd, 2023. She is survived by her husband, Gene Wenrich, her daughters, Erica and Leah Wenrich, and her brother, Robert (Howdy) Houseal. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Houseal and Gertrude Crowley Houseal, and her brothers, Dennis and Daniel Houseal.
Lori attended Bishop McDevitt High School. After graduating from Bishop McDevitt in 1980, she went on to study accounting at York College of Pennsylvania. Lori worked as a financial analyst for Highmark for 30+ years, retiring in 2021. Lori spent her time volunteering and hanging out with friends and family. Lori volunteered for United Way, Delta, Junior Achievement, Emmanuel United Methodist Church clothes closet, work luncheons, pumpkin roll making, and the East Pennsboro field hockey team. She also loved camping, doing puzzles, and watching various sports. She would do anything for her family, friends, and community. She made everyone who knew her laugh at all her stories she shared. Our family is grateful to know that Lori is at peace.
Visitation will be held at Enola First Church of God, 9 Sherwood Dr., Enola, PA 17025, on Monday, September 11th, 2023 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.
Services will begin at 7PM at the church.
The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wenrich family.

17 comments on “Lori A. Houseal Wenrich”

  1. Gene, Erica and Leah,

    My heart breaks for all of you.

    I went to York with Lori and she was an angel! She always put others before herself and always had a smile on her face! And that smile was contagious.

    I didn’t keep in touch as much as I would I have liked after college and shame on me. I heard the sad news from Helen Bass (Rayna) who also went to York.

    I do remember her telling me a funny story about her mom. She said she would bring a small beer to Mass on Sundays. I’m not sure why we circled back to that story often…. But it always made us chuckle.

    God Bless Lori… and all of you. My deepest condolences. She will be missed.

  2. In the few years I had gotten to know Lori she made a great impact on me. Was always so upbeat and positive and I always walked away with a smile on my face after our conversations. I am praying for her family as you deal with her unexpected passing. Blessings to you all

  3. Gene, Erica and Leah
    My deepest condolences. Lori was always a breath of fresh air. I will miss her greatly.

  4. Dear Gene, Erica and Leah,
    Our deepest condolences go to all of you. Lori was an amazing one-of-a-kind person. She brought us joy and laughter through her stories and her straight-forward take on life. She’ll always be a highlight in our memories of Pettecote; camping will never be the same. Anyone lucky enough to have met Lori was truly blessed. We will miss her greatly.

  5. I met and worked with Lori during my employment at Highmark. She was always up-beat and jovial. She was easy to talk to and a pleasure to work with. My sincerest condolences to Gene and the girls.

  6. So very sorry to hear of Lori’s passing.
    Many fond memories of fun times at YCP as friends and roommates. She filled our group of friends with her smile and gift of laughter.
    Wishing your family comfort and strength in the days and weeks ahead.

  7. So saddened to hear of her loss.
    She obviously has a place reserved in heaven for all she has contributed to this earthly world. RIP girl!

  8. So sorry to hear this…Lori, Penny, Mary Ellen, Lynn, Lorna, Steph, and many others lived together during our years at YCP. So many crazy memories…such great times. At first it was weddings to attend, then babies, and now this…too early. My heart goes out to the entire family.

  9. The McD Class of 1980 is heartbroken over this news. Lori was always kind, so helpful and a great friend. She made everyone feel valued and included. Her pleasant manner made everyone feel so good just to be in her presence. She was a great asset to our class. We will miss her dearly.

  10. Lori was a wonderful lady who gave me plenty of laughs throughout the years of working with her. I will be forever greatful for her humor, guidance, mentoring and overall teachings she gave me while working with her at Highmark. I consider myself lucky to have known her.
    Heartfelt condolences to her family (I’m heartbroken for her daughters!) and closest friends.

  11. Lori was the best friend a person could ask for. There aren’t enough words to express or explain how important of a person she was to me and my sons. I will love and honor Lori memory til I meet her in the next life

  12. Gene, Erica, Leah, Howdy, the Wenrich, and Houseal families;

    I am heartbroken about the untimely passing of Lori. She was a great woman. My prayers are with you all during this sorrowful time. May God bless you with courage and strength to bear the pain.

    With much love
    Sylvia, bf Steve,
    Dennis, Heidi Houseal
    and Elfriede Bauer

  13. Gene, Leah, Erica & Howdy:
    I was sad & shocked to hear of Lori’s passing! I grew up w/ Lori & we were inseparable for many years! I have many, many fond memories of her during our childhood!
    My heart goes out to you all & I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers!
    Lorre (Baumgardner ) Cooper

  14. Gene, Leah, Erica & Howdy:
    I was sad & shocked to hear of Lori’s passing! I grew up w/ Lori & we were inseparable for many years! I have many, many fond memories of her during our childhood!
    My heart goes out to you all & I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers!

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