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Richard C. Wendroth – Obituary

Name: Richard C. Wendroth

Age: 81

Born: 09-20-1938

Died: 02-07-2020

St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, Forest City, MN

St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, Forest City, MN

Memorial services will be on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ at Forest City, MN for Richard Charles Wendroth, age 81 of Eden Valley, MN.  He died on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Centra Care Paynesville Hospital in Paynesville, MN.  Pastor Jeanne Bringgold-Pro will officiate.  Burial will be at later date at the Manannah Cemetery at Manannah, MN.  Visitation will be on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the church in Forest City from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.


Richard (Dick) was born on September 20, 1938 in Eden Valley, MN, the son of Herman and Mary (Blomker) Wendroth. He attended school at Eden Valley graduating from high school with the class of 1956. On November 8, 1958, he was united in marriage to Janet Hedeen at Peace United Church in Eden Valley, MN.  They then moved to Wayzata, MN where Dick worked for Walter G. Anderson for 42 years retiring in 2004.  They moved back to Eden Valley on April 3, 2019.  This has been their home since that time.


Dick was an avid year around sportsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He took trips to Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa and Canada where he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends.  In his spare time during retirement, he mowed many lawns to pass time, wearing out a few lawn mowers. Dick was always a very helpful person and was willing to help everyone at any given moment.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by; his sister Kathleen Brown and two brothers, Walter and Rueben, two nephews, Kevin and Brian Wendroth.


He is survived by; his wife of 61 years, Janet, son Steve (Sherri), daughter, Beth (Rob), granddaughter, Lindsey (Ben), grandson, Stevie (Makyla), great grandson, Harlen, and many nieces and nephews.

Guestbook for Richard C. Wendroth

Jamel (& Yende) Anderson
, Neighbors
February 28, 2020, 2:56 am
I cherish the blessing of meeting and getting to know Richard and his family. He was one of the first people to welcome my family to the area. His accommodations to us while moving to his new place was gracious. He was a special man. I will always remember him and smile. God bless you all during this difficult time of loss and mourning.
Cathy Glatzel/Lyn Glatzel
, Beth's neighbor
February 13, 2020, 6:35 pm
Sincere condolences to Beth and family. Good people are not found often. He will be missed!
Mark Pedersen
, Co-worker at WGA
February 13, 2020, 5:25 pm
It's very sad to hear of Dick's passing and my sincere condolences go out to his family. Dick was a great guy to work with; humble, quiet, hard-working, knowledgeable. He always had a great story to share about hunting, fishing, or his grandkids! He will be missed.
Gary Bechtold
, Co-worker at WGA
February 13, 2020, 2:48 pm
The 500 card game has lost a pro. Dick showed me how to glue-up my first automatic-bottom carton - I can't imagine how many of those he had seen in his career. Sad to hear of his passing - he was a heck of a great guy. Many condolences.
Debbie Lang
, Co-worker
February 13, 2020, 2:06 pm
My deepest condolences go out to your family. Dick was a pleasure to work with at WGA. He will be missed.

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