Wendell L. Huss, age 81, of Delano, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in Delano.
He was born May 6, 1933, in Fargo, ND, the first of four children born to Leonard and Emma (Stovner) Huss.
Wendell attended Antelope School, and then Hankinson School in North Dakota.
He enlisted in the Army in 1953, and served during the Korean War. Wendell was honorably discharged in April of 1955, at the rank of corporal.
He was united in marriage to Genevieve Kruegeron July 29, 1956, at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Leaf Valley, MN. The Lord blessed them with nine children, who were raised in Delano.
Wendell worked at Durkee Atwood in Minneapolis for nine years. He then worked for what is now Waste Management for 30 years.
Wendell loved the Lord and shared Christ’s love with friends and family. He served his church in many capacities including Sunday school teacher, usher, deacon, and choir member; and he drove the Happy Bus Sunday mornings to pick up people who needed a ride to church.
Wendell’s interests were reading the Bible, praying,, and gardening. He also loved children.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Wendell is survived by his wife of 58 years, Genevieve; children Wendy (Klay) Knutson, Randall, Debra (Todd) McLouth, David (Amy), Kevin (Alice), John (Kathy), JoAnn (Matt) Trelstad, Brenda (Doug) Parks, and James (Char); 31 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters Kay (Roger) Borowski, Karen (Gary) Mundis, and Becky (Gordon) Larsen; sister-in-law Iona Kreft; brother-in-law Dennis Krueger; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services took place Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. at Delano Evangelical Free Church.
Visitation was Monday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, and continued Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the service.
Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.