Wendell J. Wahl
October 21, 1923 ~ April 18, 2011
Wendell Wahl, age 87, of New Hampton, IA died unexpectedly Monday, April 18, 2011 in New Hampton. Wendell James Wahl was born on October 21, 1923 to Will and Emma (Gerhardt) Wahl in New Hampton, IA. He graduated from New Hampton High School in 1942. After his graduation, Wendell farmed with his father and brother. On July 25, 1948 he was united in marriage to Norma Nicholson at the Congregational United Church of Christ in New Hampton. After their marriage, the couple operated a dairy farm in the New Hampton area all of their lives. Wendell served as an area 4-H leader, had been on the Farm Bureau Board and was a member of the Conngregational United Church of Christ in New Hampton. He enjoyed milking cows, woodworking, baking for his neighbors and family, neighborhood card parties, and loved his family dearly. Wendell is survived by his children, Susan (Donald) Selk of Dysart, IA, Richard (Valerie) Wahl of Johnston, IA; one daughter-in-law, Julie (Brian) (Wahl) Hoffman of Cedar Falls, IA; one brother, Bill Wahl of New Hampton; one sister, Winelda Lane of Lynchburg, VA; his grandchildren, Wendy (Troy Smethurst) Marshall, Will (Brandee) Wahl, Tina Wahl, Stephanie Selk, Carlos Wahl, Anthony Wahl, Mary Wahl, Abbey Wahl, his six great-grandchildren, and special friend, Mildred Lore of Ionia. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the family. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery at New Hampton. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton, and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Service: Funeral services for Wendell will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Congregational United Church of Christ in New Hampton with Pastor Laura Hucke officiating.