Bernard Francis Wendel

Bernard Francis Wendel

Birth
Rose Creek, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 12 Jul 2016 (aged 93)
Riceville, Howard County, Iowa, USA
Burial Chester, Howard County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 166893388 · View Source
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Funeral Mass for Bernard Wendel will be held 10:30 Friday July 15, 2016 at St Patricks Catholic Church in LeRoy with Father Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will be at Chester Hill Cemetery rural Chester, IA. Visitation will be held 5-8 P.M. Thursday July 14, 2016 at the Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy with a prayer service being held at 5:00 p.m. Visitation will continue for 1hr prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Bernard F. Wendel, age 93, of Chester, IA died Tuesday July 12, 2016 at the Riceville Family Care Center where he had resided for a short time.

Bernard Francis Wendel was born September 4, 1922 in Rose Creek, MN to Peter and Mary (Vogler) Wendel.

He graduated from Rose Creek High School in 1941 and was united in marriage to Juletta Bissen at St Peters Catholic Church in Rose Creek on October 22, 1945.

Bernard and Juletta moved to Chester, IA in 1954 where he started working at Chester Oil. In 1971 Bernard purchased Chester Oil and ran it for 24 years retiring in 1995. Bernard was on the Rose Creek and Chester Fire Departments for a combined 50 years.

He served on the Chester City Council for 20 years serving 8 of those years as mayor. Bernard was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus Council 4144 in Elma and reached 4th degree with the Knights of Columbus #271 Davis Assemble.

Bernard always enjoyed the opportunity he had spending time with his granddaughters when they would stop at his place after school, he would always make sure they had a snack and would play rummy with them. In later years he would go for a drive every day to check on his grandsons’ horses.

Bernard is survived by 1 son; Jeff (Pam) Wendel of Chester, IA, a daughter-in-law Karen Wendel of Le Roy, MN, 7 grandchildren; Amanda Keller, Tom Wendel, James Wendel, Ryan Wendel, Jason Wendel, Scott Bowron and Leanne Villano, he is also survived by 7 great-grandchildren.

Bernard was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Juletta, 2 sons; Michael Wendel and Robert and his wife Connie Wendel, 1 daughter; Louise and her husband Michael Bowron

Obituary & photo published by Hindt Funeral Home Le Roy, MN


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  • Created by: Jean
  • Added: 12 Jul 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 166893388
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard Francis Wendel (4 Sep 1922–12 Jul 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 166893388, citing Chester Hill Cemetery, Chester, Howard County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Jean (contributor 47905531) .