WENDELL WALTER BENGTSON, age 87, of Hills, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. He was born December 11, 1930, the second son of Theodore and Mamie (Jeffers) Bengtson. Wendell graduated from Colo, IA High School in 1949. He entered the United States Army and served his country from May of 1951 to May of 1953, serving fourteen months in Korea. He began working at the State Bank, in Nevada, IA, in 1954.
Wendell married Wilma Van Loon on August 3, 1957, in Osceola, IA. The couple lived in various cities in Iowa & Minnesota where Wendell was employed as a banker. He retired in 2000.
Wendell acknowledged his faith in God as a teenager and he remained faithful in his service to the Lord all of his life.
Wendell is survived by his wife, Wilma Bengtson, Hills; daughter, Noreen (Dan) Zarmbinski, Hills; son, Brian (Becky) Bengtson, Springfield, MO; four grandchildren, Jesse and Lane Zarmbinski; and Bethany (Marty) Faber and Bradley (Kalee) Bengtson; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Leon (Mary) Bengtson, Greentop. MO; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Leonard and Edgar Bengtson.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their care and support during Wendell’s illness.
Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Friday at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne; and also one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Funeral will be 10:30 am Saturday at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial with full military honors provided by the Hills American Legion will be in the Trinity Cemetery in Steen.