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John Anthony Wendel

John Anthony Wendel, age 78 of Waverly, formerly of Rose Creek, Minn., died Monday March 8, 2004 at his home.

He was born Dec. 21, 1925, in Rose Creek, to Joseph B. and Theresa (Schauls) Wendel.

John married Barbara Joyce Norton June 5, 1950, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin.

He worked as an inspector for Thermo King.

John was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William Wendel; and sisters, Catherine “Cel” Allen, Eleanore Winkels, Elizabeth Hackenmiller, and Florence Phillips.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Wendel of Waverly; children: Sandra Williams and Steven Wendel, both of Waverly; Susan (Doug) Mingo, O’Fallon, Mo.; Catherine Skaret, Minneapolis; Lisa (David) Ghostley and Carol (Roger) Remer, all also of Waverly; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Thursday, March 11, 1:30 p.m. at Mayer Funeral Home, Austin, with the Rev. Ruben Spinler officiating.

Visitation took place one hour before the service.

Casket bearers were Chris Williams, Tony Mingo, Jeff Remer, Roger Remer, David Ghostley, and Ric Olson. Interment was at Grandview Cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

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