Don Hendel-Obituary


OBIT-Donald Hendel Obituary PictureDonald Martin Hendel
Wilmont, MN

A Mass of Christian Burial for Donald Hendel, age 80, of Wilmont, MN, will be held Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Wilmont, MN. A private burial will take place at a later date. Donald died surrounded by family on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society in Waconia, after a peaceful transition.

He was born September 2, 1935, to Alphonse and El la (Haverkamp) Hendel.

Don spent most of his adult life farming in Wilmont. He took so much pride in caring for the family farm. He also had worked at Campbell’s Soup, in Worthington, for over ten years. Don was very proud to be a veteran and loved the connection he had to our great country.

He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Wilmont; and the Lismore American Legion. Don was an avid bird watcher, fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed time with his family most of all.

Don is survived by his five children from past marriage with Pamela Kramer, Craig (Jill) Hendel, Buffalo, and their children, Jake & Kate; Carl (special friend, Nancy) Hendel, Wilmont, and Carl’s children, Katherine & Nathan; John (Ann) Hendel, Cologne, and their children, Josh & Olivia; Laura Hendel, Carver, and her daughter, Bella; and Lisa (Brett) Tollakson, Andover, and their children, Ally & Whitney; brother, Dave (Jean) Hendel, Mankato; and Carl’s former wife, Laura Hendel.

He was preceded in death by parents; grandson, Andy Hendel in 2012; and beloved siblings, Dale Hendel, Eve Lonneman, and Kathleen (Mickey) Berning.

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