In Memory of James R. Wellendorf

James R. Wellendorf
James R. Wellendorf
Born: March 12, 1937
Died: July 30, 2013
Age: 76
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James R. Wellendorf
March 12, 1937 - July 30, 2013
From: Ida Grove, IA

James Wellendorf, age 76, of Ida Grove, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
            Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Ida Grove, Iowa, under the direction of Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes.  The Reverend Chad Lierman will officiate.  The family will greet friends at the church on Saturday one hour prior to services, with a Masonic Service at 1:15 p.m.  
            Born March 12, 1937, in Ida County, Iowa, James Roland Wellendorf was the son of Albert and Leona (Else) Wellendorf.  He graduated from Arthur High School and, on September 27, 1957, was united in marriage to Faye Hansen at the First United Methodist Church in Ida Grove.  Two children, Sheri and Brad, were born to this union.
            Jim worked as a real estate appraiser in the area and was an active member of the Ida Grove community.  He belonged to the First United Methodist Church, Masonic Kane Lodge, Kiwanis, and Chamber of Commerce.  In earlier years he served on the board of directors at Horn Memorial Hospital.
            Survivors include his wife, Faye; two children, Sheri (Jeff) Chandler of Ida Grove, and Brad (Kristi) Wellendorf of Rapid City, SD; three grandchildren, Amber Chandler and special friend Bobby Schade of Holstein, Landon Wellendorf and Lindsey Wellendorf, both of Rapid City, SD; one expected great-grandchild; a sister-in-law, Alberta Wellendorf of Holstein; as well as several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.
            He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harlan Wellendorf.


Saturday, August 3, 2013
2:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Reverend Chad Lierman


One hour prior to services Saturday
First United Methodist Church
Ida Grove, Iowa
Masonic Service at 1:15 p.m.


Geraldine Dankert, Organist
Darwin & Roger Walter, Vocalists


At a later date


Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11:13 PM
“We were on vacation when we heard that Jim had passed away. I learned so much from "JR" in my first job at First Federal in Storm Lake! He was a true mentor. I always looked up to him and admired his demeanor, integrity, and love for his family. You have my sincerest sympathies.
Lorie Wittmaack”
- Lorie Wittmaack
Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 10:05 AM
“Are thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time !! I have enjoyed haveing coffee in the mornings with Jim and exchangeing E Mails.

Don Schafer”
- Don & Wilma Schafer
Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 1:09 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult . May God wrap his arms around all of you. Brad wish we would be able to be there for you but we are out of town with Matt's folks. Know that we are thinking of you.
Matt and Chris”
- Matt and Chris Wunschel
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