Wendell Everson of Stanchfield passed away on February 9, 2009 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. He was 74 years old.
A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham. VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service.
Wendell Ronald Everson, of Stanchfield, Minnesota, passed away on February 09, 2009 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. He was 74 years old.
Wendell was born on August 21st, 1934 in Ada, Minnesota to Sam and Alma (Birkeland) Everson of Norwegion Heritage. He grew up on a farm NE of Twin Valley with his brother Glenn. He helped with farm work and went to school in Twin Valley. Wendell was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Twin Valley. He served in the Army from 1953-1956 where he received his GED and was stationed in Germany. Upon returning home he worked for several years with Hoganson Construction building elevators. In 1957 he married Joan Thea Gunnufson. They had four children, one daughter, Cindy, three boys, Dale, Michael & Daniel. They settled in Maplewood Minnesota where Wendell worked for M.A. Mortenson construction as a carpenter for most of his career.
He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and a member of the Braham Moose Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and collecting coins, baseball caps and beer cans. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was always ready to help out anyone. He was greatly loved and respected by everyone and will be truly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Eileen, three sons Dale, Michael, Daniel. Wendell is survived by his daughter Cindy, Grandchildren Chad and Alicia, Brother Glenn & wife Avera, neices and nephew, and other relatives and friends.