Veteran-IntroRoy Wesley Wendel, 82, of Whitewater, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2015 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born June 1, 1933, in Whitewater, Missouri, son of Joseph W. and Edna D. Cook Wendel.  He and Mary Lou Kasten were married September 11, 1960 at Zion Methodist Church in Gordonville.  She passed away November 27, 2010.

Roy was a 1951 graduate of Jackson High School. He was inducted into the United States Army January 5, 1954 and was honorably discharged December 30, 1955. Roy worked in the parts department for the former Brennecke Chevrolet in Jackson, the former Schneider Equipment in Cape Girardeau, the former H & S Equipment in Jackson, and worked in the maintenance department for Jackson R-II district, retiring in 1996.  Roy was a lifelong member of Zion United Methodist Church, and a former church board member.  He was a charter member of the Millersville Fire Department, and a member of the Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post #158 in Jackson.  He enjoyed working on small engines from his home.

Loving survivors include a son, Larry (Pam) Wendel of Elizabeth, Colorado; a daughter Janet (Dirk) Roberts of Arnold, Missouri; four grandchildren, Chris (Shellie) Wendel, Kelsey Wendel, and Samantha and Justin Roberts; four great grandchildren, Wyatt, Emma, Lonnie, and Evelyn Wendel.

and a brother, Robert (Sharon) Wendel of Whitewater.

He was preceded in death by his wife.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2015 the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, and from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Monday at Zion Methodist church in Gordonville.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Joel Kidwell officiating.

Interment will follow in Zion Methodist Cemetery in Gordonville with military honors.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Zion Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

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