Vergil C. Wenell

Vergil C. Wenell, age 88, of Albert City, Iowa, died Friday, December 23, 2005 at Hovenden Good Samaritan Center in Laurens, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City, with Reverends Gavin Ellis and David Wenell officiating. Burial will be in the Fairfield Township Cemetery at Albert City.

Friends may call at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City on Monday, December 26, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., where the family will be present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Those wishing to view the folder, obit or send on-line condolences to the family may do so via the Sliefert Funeral Home website:

Vergil Carl Wenell was born on January 14, 1917 in rural Albert City, Iowa to Carl David and Mabel (Johnson) Wenell. He lived with his family and attended country school through the 8th grade in rural Albert City. He received his baptism and confirmation from the Mission Covenant Church in Albert City.

On June 30, 1947, Vergil was united in marriage to Wanetta Ramona Olson in Omaha, Nebraska. They lived in the Albert City area, where they raised their family and farmed.

In April 1985, Vergil retired from active farming but remained proud of his country roots. Currently, he was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church, for which he had served as trustee in the past. Vergil was active in the farm and local community. He was a past president of the Pocahontas County Farm Bureau, served 16 years on the Albert City City Council, 6 years on the Board of Directors on Northwest Aging, as well as a member of the Highway 20 commission.

Vergil greatly enjoyed expanding his toy collection. He loved traveling and made yearly trips to Branson, Missouri, as well as two trips to Sweden to visit family. Over the years, Vergil had visited most of the states in the United States.

Those preceding Vergil in death are his parents, David and Mabel Wenell; three brothers: Arnold, Paul and Emery Wenell; sister, Laverne Swanson; and brother-in-law, Richard Swanson.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Wanetta Wenell of Albert City; sons: Charles Wenell of Lincoln, Nebraska, Elwood Wenell of Albert City, Mike Lynch and his wife Donna of Redfield, Iowa; daughter, Sandra Kies and her husband Harlan of Newell; grandchildren: Jamie Kies, Melissa Payne and her husband Tom, Pamela Manary and her husband Corey, Brandon Kies and Travis Kies; great grandchildren, Samantha Kies and Colton Payne; brother Delbert Wenell and his wife Karen of King City, Missouri; sister, Lorraine Bloom and her husband George Jr. of Guilford, Connecticut; as well as other extended family and friends.

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