Glen “Dale” Wendt
Glenn “Dale” Wendt was born on August 13, 1931 to Theodore William Wendt and Hulda Marie “Galinat” Wendt/Luedtke on the Wendt homestead in Hoskins. He attended rural school district 49 in Wayne Co. through 8th grade. He then attended one year of high school at Hoskins and had to quit when his brothers went to war, to help his mom on the farm & later attained his GED. He eventually became a manager at Gambles Stores in Norfolk, McCook, Broken Bow, Fremont, York, and Valentine, NE. After Gambles closed, he became a Century Welder salesman and eventually opened his own shop in Valentine. On May 25, 1953, he married Marie Evelyn “Gillaspie” & to this union four children were born- Bonnie, Arjean, Chuck, & Janet. Due to complications from a stroke, Dale entered the Pine View Nursing Home in November of 2007 and remained there until his death. He was considered the greeter there as he always had a “Hello” for everybody. Dale was a long time member of the Valentine Sheriff’s possee and the Volunteer Fire Dept. Dale’s hobbies were golfing, fishing, camping and traveling a lot & made the most out of everything he did. He leaves to mourn his children- Bonnie (Bill) Gardner, Winner, SD; Chuck (Angie Jenson) Wendt, North Platte; Janet (TJ) Vincent, North Port, FL. Grandchildren- Shane, Blake (Kati), Brett Gardner, Chad Bennett, Michelle (Brian) Magarin, Nicole (Jeromey) Meyer, Dylan (Rikki) Lieberth, Shannon (Joseph) Parrett, plus many great grandkids and nieces & nephews. He also is survived by his “half” sister, Lois (Milford) Heller. Preceding Dale in his death were his parents; step father,Julius Luedtke; brothers and sisters-in-law, William (Edna) Wendt, Richard (Bonnie) Wendt, his wife, Marie; daughter, Arjean Mae Wendt. Service was held on Friday, July 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines. Burial of the ashes will be at a later date. Sandoz Chapel of the Pines was in charge of service arrangements.