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March 1, 1933 – Sunday, July 1, 2012

Service Information
Life in Christ Lutheran Church in Albertville
Saturday, July 7, 2012
7:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Saturday, July 7, 2012
4 P.M. until time of Service

Richard B. “Dick” Wendel, age 79, of Albertville passed away on Sunday, July 1st, 2012 at Park View Care Center.

He was born on March 1, 1933 in Robbinsdale the son of Herman & Dorothy Marquardt Wendel.

Dick honorably served his Country in The United States Navy.

He was employed for many years as an appliance serviceman.

On May 4, 1996, Richard B. Wendel & Virginia Bistodeau were joined in holy marriage.

Dick was a past president of The Albertville Lions Club and an active member for the last thirty five years.

He loved his family and was a good family man!

Dick was an excellent woodworker and through the years enjoyed riding Harley- Davidson motorcycles. He was also very fond of his dogs “Freddy” and “Teddy”.

Dick and Virginia enjoyed spending summers on Ann Lake near Ogilvie and winters in New Port Richey, Florida.

He was a faithful member of Life in Christ Lutheran Church in Albertville.

Survived by loving wife: Virginia; children: Kathy (Tracy) Wendel, Bob (Kari) Wendel and Tom (Kate) Wendel; grandchildren: Demi, Devin, Kali and Kasi Wendel; a great grandchild: Ayla Barthel; step children: Judy (Jim) Vetsch, Michael (Kelly) Bistodeau and Mark (Carol) Bistodeau; step grandchildren: Todd (Kristie) Vetsch, Jenner (Tony) Underwood, Jessica (Chris) Meire, Janine, Alex, Ben and Zach Bistodeau; step great grandchildren: Ashley Vetsch, Amber Vetsch and Megan Underwood; a sister: Bonny (Mike) Brandenberg; a brother: Dan (Phillis) Wendel; other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by his first wife: Gail in 1995, a son: John in 1965, his parents and by a brother “Jim”.

A visitation will be held at the Church on Saturday, July 7th from 4:00 P.M. until the time of service.

A Memorial service for Richard “Dick” Wendel will be held on Saturday, July 7th at 7:00 P.M. at Life in Christ Lutheran Church in Albertville. Pastor Michael Trask will officiate.

Interment with military rites Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Lyle W. Swenson

    As a fellow Lions Club pin trader, Lion Dick was a great one to trade with. We will miss him for sure.

  2. Art Marson

    We extend our deepest sympathy to the family. I’ve traded Lion pins with Lion Dick over the years and he was a wonderful person.

  3. Dennis Hightower

    Bob and family,
    So sorry for your loss, especially coming on the heals of what I’m sure was a great time at the reunion. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. karen maier

    our hopes and prayers are with you all

  5. Ann Hanson-Holt

    Tom and Kathy;
    Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sorry we were unable to attend, but wanted to extend our condolences.


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