Wendell Lindahl

Private graveside services for Wendell Lindahl were held Aug. 20 at the Highland Twp. Cemetery in Bayard, with military rites by the United States Navy Funeral Honors.

Hastings Funeral Home in Perry was in charge of arrangements.

Wendell Lindahl, son of Andrew Lindahl and Ida Mae Hupp Lindahl, was born July 2, 1926, in Glidden, and died Aug. 15 at Spring Valley Retirement Center in Perry at the age of 94 years, one month and 13 days.

Wendell grew up in rural Carroll County, just south of Glidden on a farm, then to another farm just north of Coon Rapids. He attended country school in Coon Rapids through the eighth grade.

Wendell enlisted in the United States Navy on Nov. 14, 1944, and was a gunner’s mate third class. He was honorably discharged on July 2, 1946, and was always a proud Navy veteran.

Wendell met the love of his life, Mary Maxine Godwin, and the two were united in marriage on Oct. 20, 1950, at the Methodist Church in Jefferson. The couple was blessed with a son, Allen, and daughter, Cynda. The family lived in Coon Rapids, Bayard, Perry and Jefferson.

Wendell worked for the railroad, Oscar Mayer for 17 years, farmed grain and livestock, had a milk route for Flynn Dairy and then retired in November of 1988. After retiring, he bought a motor home and traveled south.

Wendell was preceded in death by his parents; wife Maxine; granddaughter Jody Rae Coenen; brothers and sisters Eloise, Edith, Ethel and Donna Marie, Clifton, Raymond and Wayne.

He is survived by his son, Allen Ray Lindahl (Cindy), of Perry; daughter Cynda Duff (Paul), of Perry; six grandchildren: Robert Allen Lindahl, of Jefferson; Josh Duff (Jen), of Manning; Brandon Duff, of Des Moines; Nicholas Duff, of Perry; Tami Tabor (Rick), of Minnesota; and Holly Bellon (Hunter), of Ames; several great-grandchildren; his granddaughter Jody’s husband, Shane Coenen, of Urbandale; sisters Judy, of Arizona, and Phyllis, of Omaha; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Memorials in Wendell’s name may be sent to Hastings Funeral Home, 1417 2nd St., P.O. Box 204, Perry, IA 50220.

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