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Michael Wenning
Wenning delivering the invocation at the funeral of Ronald Reagan, June 2005

Michael Harold Wenning (July 5, 1935 – June 28, 2011) was an South African-born American Presbyterian minister. From 1969 to 1977, he was pastor of a Presbyterian church in Durban, South Africa. He was known for performing President Reagan's state funeral.

Early life

Wenning was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He studied at Texas Christian University and at New York University.

Career

From 1969 to 1977, he was pastor of a Presbyterian church in Durban, South Africa. In 1977 he returned to the United States where he worked for the next three decades as a pastor in various Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations, including one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Death

Wenning died at his home in Mission Viejo, California from kidney failure caused by leukemia, aged 75.


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