Wendell Walter Bengtson, 87, Hills, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the funeral home and also one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Wendell Bengtson was born Dec. 11, 1930, to Theodore and Mamie (Jeffers) Bengtson. Wendell graduated from Colo, Iowa, High School in 1949. He entered the United States Army and served his country from May of 1951 to May of 1953, serving 14 months in Korea. He began working at the State Bank in Nevada, Iowa, in 1954.
Wendell married Wilma Van Loon on Aug. 3, 1957, in Osceola, Iowa. The couple lived in various cities in Iowa and 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; a daughter, Noreen (Dan) Zarmbinski, Hills; a son, Brian (Becky) Bengtson, Springfield, Missouri; four grandchildren, Jesse and Lane Zarmbinski, Bethany (Marty) Faber and Bradley (Kalee) Bengtson; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Leon (Mary) Bengtson, Greentop, Missouri; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Leonard and Edgar Bengtson.
Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com.