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Wendell John George Anstett
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1933
Fillmore County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 2012
Olmsted County
Minnesota, USA

Funeral services for Wendell Anstett will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Rochester. The Reverend Karna Hagen will officiate. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston.

Mr. Anstett, 79, of Rochester, died Monday Sept. 24, 2012, at his home in Rochester.

Wendell John George Anstett was born April 27, 1933, in Preston, the son of John and Louise Anstett. Raised in Preston, he was a graduate of Preston High School with the class of 1951. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1954, and then returned to Southeastern Minnesota. He married Sherry Strahl on Jan. 25, 1957, in Preston. From 1954 to 1988, Mr. Anstett worked for the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Rochester. After 1988, he had a number of jobs, including a telephone business he owned and operated with other Northwestern Bell employees he had worked with. Currently, he was working for Rochester Ford.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going to coffee with his buddies. He was a longtime member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, a member of American Legion Post 166 and VFW Post 6893 both in Preston, and the Preston Sportsmans' Club.

He is survived by his daughters, Debra Anstett of Rochester and Jeannine Anstett of Saint James; a son, Dale (Patricia) Anstett of Harris; a granddaughter, Carly Jean Anstett of Harris; and a sister, Maude "Mitzi" (Richard, Jr.) Holets of Chatfield. Also surviving is a dear family friend, Mary Colbenson of Saint James.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sherry Anstett in 2009; a son, Lee Anstett; parents, John and Louise Anstett; and two sisters, Ruth Ewaldt and Mae Peterson.

Friends may call Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Rochester Chapel. The visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Obituary from Rochester Post Bulletin, Sept. 26, 2012.
Family links: 
  John Anstett (1884 - 1945)
  Louise M. Hanning Anstett (1890 - 1974)
  Sherry Lorraine Strahl Anstett (1938 - 2009)
  Lee Alan Anstett (1960 - 1960)*
  Ruth Johanna Anstett Ewalt (1919 - 2012)*
  Mae M. Anstett Peterson (1923 - 2010)*
  Wendell John George Anstett (1933 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Crown Hill Cemetery
Fillmore County
Minnesota, USA
Maintained by: Wayne Diercks
Originally Created by: DaveVangsness
Record added: Sep 27, 2012
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Wendell John George Anstett
Added by: Wayne Diercks
Wendell John George Anstett
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Wendell John George Anstett
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Miss you every day
- HyVee morning coffee group
 Added: Feb. 23, 2013
The one that got away
- Your Fishing Buddies
 Added: Feb. 21, 2013
You are greatly missed by your traveling buddies
- Joe, Trig and Wayne
 Added: Feb. 21, 2013

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