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 John Wendling

John Wendling

West Branch, Cedar County, Iowa, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 94)
Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa, USA
Burial Body donated to medical science
Memorial ID 100015136 · View Source
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John D. J.D. Weldling 94 of Iowa City formerly of Burlington died on Wednsday October 31, 2012 at Crestview Care Center in West Branch.

Memorial Services are planned for the early part oo December at the Newman Center in Iowa City (date and time to be announced.

The Gay Ciha Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made in John's memory to Crestview Care Center in West Branch or Saint Vincnt DePaul Assn. in Burlington. At John's request he had been donated to the University of Iowa for medical research.

John was born on June 20, 1918 in Independence, the son of George and Mae Joyce Wendling. He graduated from Conception Academy in Fairbak, Iowa in 1936, and from Gates Buisness College in Waterloo and the Iowa State University where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Following College he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving during World War II.

On July 30, 1947, John was united in marriage to Margaret :Mardy" Wengert in Independence.

For over thirty years John worked as a cattle buyer for Rath Packing Company in Waterloo and Muscatine. He then worked for Raid Quarries and Cessford Construction in Burlington where he and Mardy lived until moving to Iowa City in 2008 to be nearer to family.

He was a member of the Southeast Iowa Builder's Assn. Moose, Knoghts of Columbus, Saint Vincent DePaul Assn. Catholic Order of the Forresters and the United Commercial Traveler's.

John was anavid Iowa Hawkeye Fan, throughly enjoying traveling with Mardy to every football game for over thirty years. He liked playing bridge, restoring antique tractors and pedal cars and woodworking.

His family includes four children, Kathryn and husband Richard McKinley M.D. of Beaufort South Carolina, Michael Wendling of Hinduras, James (Cri) Wendling of Bettendorf and Christine and husband Brent DeNiece of Iowa City; 11 grandchildren, Ian McKinley, Seth McKinley, Joshu and wife Amy McKinley, Lacey ad Husband Tony Keener, Laurenzco and ife Noeli Nicholson, Magdalena Wendling, Elizabeth Wendling, Margaret Wendling, Shelby DeNiece, Kiaya DeNiece,Olivia DeNiece and one great grandchild, Ayden McKinley and his sister, Madeine Mock of West Union.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife , Mardy, a sister, Catherine Wendling, a brother, Donald Wendling and a great granddaughter, Avery McKinley.


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  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100015136
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Wendling (20 Jun 1918–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100015136, ; Maintained by SANDI WILLIAMS ESTABROOK (contributor 46484117) Body donated to medical science.