Evelyn H. Wendling


Evelyn H. Wendling, age 91, passed away on Thursday, February 17th, 2022, at the Sanford Worthington Medical Center in Worthington, MN.

Born on July 2, 1930, in Ewington Township, Jackson County MN, to the parents of August and Rosa (Jacobsen) Schroeder, she was 2nd youngest of 9 children. She went to grade school at Ewington and two years in Okabena. She moved with her parents to Round Lake and graduated from Round Lake School in 1948. On June 27, 1948, Evelyn married the love of her life, Lloyd Wendling. After marriage, they farmed, and then they owned operated Lloyd’s Boat Livery on Round Lake. First on the west side and then the east side. They moved into Round Lake in 1956. Evelyn worked at Sather’s while in high school and started working at Sather’s full-time in 1963. She helped Kenny start Sather’s Printing and worked in the printing department until retiring in 1993. After retirement, Evelyn and Lloyd spent a lot of time traveling to see friends, children, and grandchildren. Summers were spent at their cabin in Pine River, MN. After Lloyd passed away in December 1999, Evelyn continued to travel, spend time at the cabin, and enjoyed when her children and grandchildren would visit. Evelyn was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church, American Legion Auxiliary Post 461, VFW Auxiliary Post 3958, Ladies Elks Lodge 2287 and Round Lake Sportsman Club. On a Friday night, it was very likely that Evelyn would be found at the Round Lake Legion catching up and spending time with her friends and family.

Evelyn is survived by her children: Deborah Myers of Santa Rosa, CA; James (Barb) Wendling of Hutchinson, MN; Bryce (Vicki) Wendling of Round Lake, MN and Sheila (Ken) Ellenburg of Milton, FL. Grandchildren: Ross Wendling and his children, Norah and Judson; Kyle Wendling; Nicole Myers; Christopher (Jamie) Myers; Desiree’ (Nathan) Junker and their children, Morgan and Presley; Shawn (Shannon) Nelson and their children JayDen, Peyton, MicKayla and Keira; Justin (Denise) Nelson and their children, Brody and Adelynn. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Lloyd, son-in-law Randy Myers, parents August and Rosa, brothers Harvey, Fred, Walter, Harold, Melvin and Leslie Schroeder, sisters Viola Johnson and Helen Sather.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Evelyn’s honor to the Round Lake Legion Post 461. Donations can be made at 409 2nd Ave. Round Lake, MN 56167.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 5th, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN. Graveside service will follow at 3:30 pm, in the Round Lake Cemetery in Round Lake, MN. Lunch to follow at the Round Lake Legion. Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN overseeing the arrangements. Pallbearers are Ross Wendling, Kyle Wendling, Dale Johnson, Denny Johnson, Larry Yeske, and Bob Widman.

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