Phyllis Cleora Wendland, age 87, of Arapahoe, Nebraska died Monday, June 30, 2014 at Christian Homes in Holdrege, Nebraska. She was born August 1, 1926 in Arapahoe, Nebraska to John and Lillie (Fahnholz) Wieland.
Phyllis grew up in Arapahoe, Nebraska where she attended Arapahoe Public Schools. She worked at the C. A. Swanson Plant in Oxford. She worked many years at the Derby Cafe and later she went to work for the US Postal Service and retired after 23 years of dedicated service. She married Theodore “Ted” Wendland on April 7, 1946 at Norton, Kansas. To this union five children were born, three sons and two daughters. Phyllis was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Arapahoe and the American Legion Auxiliary of Arapahoe. Many people may remember Phyllis starting the SHARE Program in Arapahoe and donating many years of volunteer hours.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ted, infant sister Darlene, brothers George and Wilhelm “Bill”, and son-in-law James Wymes, granddaughter Sara Holloway and grandson Jackson Egge.
She is survived by her sons: Jerry Lee Wendland and wife Sheila of Denver, Colorado
Billy Eugene Wendland and wife Bonnie of Paxton, Nebraska
Dale Lynn Wendland and Tammie Young of Overton, Nebraska
Daughters: Darlene Ruth Wymes of Brunswick, Georgia
Wanda Irene and husband Joel “Hank” Pulley of Arapahoe, Nebraska
Brother: Myrl Wieland and wife, LaVerna of Oxford, Nebraska
Sister: Marlene and husband Richard Corder of Lincoln, Nebraska
12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Condolences or personal reflections can be left at wenburgfuneralhome.com
Viewing and visitation will be Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 10 AM till 8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe, Nebraska and prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arapahoe, Nebraska with Rev. James Moshier, officiating. Interment will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery, Arapahoe, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran Church or donor’s choice. Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.