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Elva A. Wendlandt, 92, of Brownton

Elva Wendlandt
Elva Adeline Wendlandt, 92, of Brownton, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at the Shade Tree Retirement Center in Brownton.
 
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 21, at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen officiating. Jan Heins was the organist. Soloist Kristen Wendlandt sang “I Need Thee Every Hour,” and soloist Darwin Frauendienst sang “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow.” Congregational hymns were “In the Garden” and “Softly and Tenderly.”
 
Honorary casket bearers were Kristen Hansch, Sonja Meier, Brita Williams, Erin Vacek, Sarah Alsleben and Katie Feltman. Casket bearers were Bryce Wendlandt, Ryan Wendlandt, Jeffrey Wendlandt, Joshua Wendlandt, Lance Ericksen, Matthew Bartels, Andrew Bartels and Chad Genz.
 
Interment was in the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Cemetery in Penn Township, McLeod County.
 
Elva Adeline Wendlandt was born Jan. 29, 1923, in Penn Township, McLeod County, to Herman and Elsie (Becker) Lindeman. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed as a youth in her Christian faith. She received her education at a small country school in Penn Township.
 
On Feb. 1, 1942, she was united in marriage to Delford Wendlandt at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. Their marriage was blessed with six children, Dennis, Rodney, David, Coralis, Carol and Jody. The couple resided and farmed in Penn Township in rural Brownton. In 1979, they moved to Brownton. They shared 59 years of marriage before Mr. Wendlandt’s death on Jan. 17, 2002.
 
Mrs. Wendlandt was a loving wife, mother, homemaker and partner in the farming operation. She was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township. She also was a member of the Brownton Senior Citizens.
 
She enjoyed gardening, embroidery, fishing and playing cards with friends. She enjoyed spending time with family, especially her children, grandchildren and friends.
 
She is survived by her children, Dennis (Karen) Wendlandt of Glencoe, David (Roxanne) Wendlandt of Brownton, Coralis (Harald) Eriksen of Glencoe, Carol Bartels of Belle Plaine and Jody (Doug) Genz of Brownton; daughter-in-law, Susan Wendlandt of Hutchinson; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Lester Lindeman of Brownton; sisters, Elsie (Elmer) Schultz of Gaylord, Verona Katzenmeyer of Brownton and MaryAnn (Clarence) Schatz of Brownton; sisters-in-law, Donna  Reinitz of Glencoe; LaDonna Grochow of Gaylord, Lillie Lindeman of Brownton and Marcella (Melvin) Dose of Arlington; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Elsie Lindeman; husband, Delford Wendlandt; son, Rodney Wendlandt; brothers, Art Lindeman and Willmer Lindeman; sisters, Ella Neubarth, Irene Bembeck, Rufina Henke and Ada Wendlandt; sister-in-law, Cevella Lindeman; and brothers-in-law, Neil Katzenmeyer, Wayne Grochow, Bill Bembenek, Alvin Henke and Ervin Wendlandt.
 
Arrangements were with the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.