Linda L.. Wendel

October 23, 1945 ~ March 31, 2020 (age 74)


Linda Lou Wendel, 74, of Litchfield, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 3:34 p.m. at Barnes – Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Born October 23, 1945 in Witt, IL.,  a daughter of Frank Anton and Emma Jane (Briggs) Martincic. She married Richard Wayne Wendel on June 13, 1967 at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield, IL.  Mrs. Wendel was employed at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield in housekeeping and retired after 41 years of service.

Mrs. Wendel was a member of the Crabtree Cemetery Association Board. She helped her husband, Richard, mow grass for their family business of R&L Mowing.  She enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles, knitting, gardening, going camping and cooking for her family. 

In addition to her husband, Richard, Mrs. Wendel is survived by;

3 daughters; Tammy Sue Odle of Litchfield, Patricia Ann (Charles) Jarman of Litchfield and Billie Jo (Craig) Walch of Raymond, IL

1 brother; Marty (Sandy) Martincic of Hillsboro, IL

2 sisters; Connie (Herschel “Herc”) DeWitt of Butler, IL ., and Brenda Martin of Witt, IL

11 Grandchildren:  Ashley Goth, Amber Bourke, Craig Walch, Jr., Richard Wendel, III, Ashley Davis, Kate Walch, Courtney Wendel,  Kari (Tony) Dragoo, Gary Cadnus, Addie Walch, and Megan Jarman.  16 great grandchildren,  and 2 great great grandchildren.

Mrs. Wendel is preceded in death by her son, Richard W. Wendel, Jr., brother; Verlyn Martincic, and sister, Judy Waugh.

A memorial service / celebration of life service will be held at a time to be announced once social gathering rules have been lifted.

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