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Howard Wedel

May 9, 2016



Life Sketch for Howard Clarence Wedel


Howard Clarence Wedel, 97, passed away on Monday, May 09, 2016 at his home in rural Peabody.


He was born on January 8, 1919 in rural Moundridge, Kansas to Herman and Christina (Voran) Wedel.


He married Louise Entz on September 10, 1951 in Newton, Kansas. She preceded him in death.


Howard always wanted to be a farmer.  He loved working outside and enjoying God’s creation all around him.  Howard also worked in construction approximately 20 years for Cliff Cummings  with Cuckler Building Systems in Newton.  He appreciated the new friends and acquaintances he made putting up metal buildings all around the area.


He is survived by his children: Art and Jana Wedel, Marlin Wedel, and Lillian Wedel; brothers: Wilmer and Clarence Wedel; sisters: Ruth Andres and Jane Entz;, five grandchildren: Amanda Wedel, Julie and Tim Martens, Amy Wedel, Andrew Wedel;  and great granddaughter: Kaylie Martens.


He was preceded in death by his parents: Herman and Christina Wedel; and  family members: Stanley Wedel, Verna Regier, Elisabeth Regier, Eleanor Wedel, and Kenneth Wedel.


A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Zion Mennonite Church in Elbing, Kansas. A graveside committal service will be held prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. at the Zion Mennonite Cemetery.  A public visitation will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., on Friday, May 13th at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will be present from 6:00 to 7:30 to greet friends and family members.


Memorials may be given for  Mennonite Central Committee or the A.V. Fund at Zion Mennonite Church in care of  Petersen Funeral Home.

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