Hastings resident Rhonda May Wendel, 70, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020, at The Monarch, Lincoln, NE.
Due to COVID-19 directed health measures, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 12-4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. We will be in compliance with the CDC guidelines of 10 people gathering at a time for visitation; your cooperation is appreciated. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.
Rhonda was born January 1, 1950, in Hastings, NE to Dallas & Faye (Nelson) Kral. She graduated valedictorian from Holstein High School and received her bachelor of science degree from Kearney State College. She continued her education at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln earning a degree as a Registered Medical Technologist through A.S.C.P. (American Society of Clinical Pathologists). Rhonda married Richard Wendel on December 1, 1973 and they had two children, Becky and Ryan.
Rhonda was employed as a medical technologist at Mary Lanning Healthcare from 1972 and retired in December 2015. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Richard Wendel.
Daughter & Spouse & family:
Becky & Bryan Carpenter - Chaska, MN
Bre, Makenna, Millie
Son & Spouse & family:
Ryan & Machelle Wendel - Lincoln, NE
Brother & Spouse:
Jerry & Jan Kral - Anchorage, AK