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Marilyn R Wendel

March 15, 1941 - November 5, 2021

Service Date: November 9, 2021

Funeral Home Memorial Services of Iowa

Church Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

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Posted by:
Karen L Stein

Posted on:
January 13, 2022

Marilyn was my high school friend. We met at the Mountview Presbyterian Church youth group in Denver and spent lots of time together during those years. After high school and going our separate ways to college, marriage, raising families, many years went by with only a card now and then. We were able to reconnect in our later years and found pleasure in rekindling that youthful friendship. We were able to visit her in Stanhope then Sheila and MIke brought her to Pierre to visit with us on their way out west. After that when she had a Yankton College reunion in Yankton she would visit us in Pierre until we moved to Brookings which I found out was her birthplace. Those were special visits with old annuals to jog our memories. What a surprise to see her picture as homecoming queen in a formal I had given her. For me it was waltz length on her it came to her ankles. This year when I realized I didn't get a Christmas card with the family picture I began a search. What I feared was so. I also learned that Shelia has passed too. My sympathies to the families that are left. All the good things her friends have said are true. She was a treasure and I'm so glad we were able to have our South Dakota visits.

Posted by:
Diane Sand

Posted on:
November 9, 2021

Sheryl, Jeff and Family. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet Marilyn and to have spent so much time with her during her days in Ankeny. I hope you know what a great family you are. You took such good care of your mother. It is easy to see that Marilyn was such a great mother based on the care and devotion you provided to her. I will always cherish my memories of Marilyn. Please take care. ? Diane

Posted by:
Diane Sand

Posted on:
November 9, 2021

Sheryl, Jeff and Family. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet Marilyn and to have spent so much time with her during her days in Ankeny. I hope you know what a great family you are. You took such good care of your mother. It is easy to see that Marilyn was such a great mother based on the care and devotion you provided to her. I will always cherish my memories of Marilyn. Please take care. ? Diane

Posted by:
Deb Meyer

Posted on:
November 9, 2021

Sheryl and Jeff and families, Your mom was such a wonderful lady. She had a beautiful soul and giving personality. She had such a soft voice, and loving heart. She was an inspiration to others in her faith. She lived life to the fullest. Her family was her joy! You were so blessed to have her as your mom. I will miss Marilyn, and I will treasure the many memories I have of her. Please know many will miss her and share in your sorrow and loss. Thank you for making it possible to join in her service through live stream. Take care and treasure your many wonderful memories of her. Hugs, Deb

Posted by:
Dale & Margaret Pfoctor

Posted on:
November 8, 2021

Marilyn always had an interest in what was happening at school especially when Jeff, Sheryl, and Shiela were involved. She rarely missed any of their event or Jim's football games. She was one of the first to open up her house to fellow teachers and other friends, after a football game. She made sure everyone felt welcome in her house. Marilyn was an exceptional mother and wife, always anxious to do whatever it took for them to do their best. She was ready to discuss anything anyone wanted to talk about. She never forgot her friends. After we moved to West Des Moines, she made the long trip to West Des Moines to visit us. We appreciated that visit. Dale and Margaret Proctor

Posted by:
Dale & Margaret Pfoctor

Posted on:
November 8, 2021

Marilyn always had an interest in what was happening at school especially when Jeff, Sheryl, and Shiela were involved. She rarely missed any of their event or Jim's football games. She was one of the first to open up her house to fellow teachers and other friends, after a football game. She made sure everyone felt welcome in her house. Marilyn was an exceptional mother and wife, always anxious to do whatever it took for them to do their best. She was ready to discuss anything anyone wanted to talk about. She never forgot her friends. After we moved to West Des Moines, she made the long trip to West Des Moines to visit us. We appreciated that visit. Dale and Margaret Proctor

Posted by:
Hanni D Hernandez

Posted on:
November 7, 2021

Marilyn was a very special friend. We spent many hours together working on Girl Scout events. She had a beautiful kind heart and a soft spoken voice. She will be missed greatly and remembered fondly. Sympathies to the family, you are in my prayers.

Posted by:
Hanni D Hernandez

Posted on:
November 7, 2021

Marilyn was a very special friend. We spent many hours together working on Girl Scout events. She had a beautiful kind heart and a soft spoken voice. She will be missed greatly and remembered fondly. Sympathies to the family, you are in my prayers.

Posted by:
Melissa Reedy

Posted on:
November 7, 2021

I absolutely adored your mom, she was such a sweet soul who had the best smile!! She will be so very missed at Edencrest, her laughter, the way she would recognize me and smile, her love for you kids. What a truly incredible soul! I’m beyond honored that I was able to be apart of her life. Sending you all love, the Wendel family is 100 one of the very best families I know! ??

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