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Gale Wendt

October 11, 1938 — October 27, 2019

Trumbull resident Gale W. Wendt, 81, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Harvard Rest Haven, Harvard, NE.

Memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, November 2, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Buck Linton-Hendrick officiating. Private family committal will be held at a later date. Book signing and visitation will be Friday 1-7 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.

Gale was born on October 11, 1938, in Hastings, NE to Earl & Loretta (VanArsdale) Wendt. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1956. Gale served in the National Guard and then the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960. He married Myra Harris on October 19, 1957, in Hastings.

Gale was a mechanic at Sherman Service Center in Hastings, Harmon Grain in Trumbull, owned his own mechanic shop in Trumbull, Trumbull School bus driver, and mechanic/shop foreman at the Meat Animal Research Center until his retirement. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved to drive race cars at various central Nebraska race tracks.

Gale was preceded in death by his parents and brothers-in-law, Lloyd Schubert and Richard Harris.

SURVIVORS:
Wife:
Myra Wendt – Trumbull, NE
Daughters & Sons-in-law:
Debra & Tony Glenn – Hickman, NE
Diana & Monte Drew – Rural Trumbull, NE
Donna & Randy Morehead – Hastings, NE
Grandchildren & Spouses:
Danyelle (Drew) & Ed Scott – Rural Hastings, NE
Michelle (Drew) & Reid England – Grass Valley, CA
Brian & Libby Glenn – Omaha, NE
Melissa Glenn – Omaha, NE
Ryan & Jerica Morehead – Bartlesville, OK
Steven Morehead – Hastings, NE
Great-Grandchildren:
Kenlea Scott
Adalynn Morehead
Jack Glenn
Brothers & Sisters-in-law:
Robert & Jane Wendt – MN
Richard “Rick” & Charlene Wendt – Lincoln, NE
Sister:
Glenda Schubert – Wilcox, NE

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Service Schedule

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Book signing

Friday, November 1, 2019

1:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N Elm Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Memorial Service

Saturday, November 2, 2019

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