Minnie Elsa May Wendt

Funeral services for Minnie Elsa May Wendt, 84, of Glencoe were held on Friday, July 7, from the Lighthouse Assembly of God, rural Plato, with the Rev. Gary Van Gorp and the Rev. Jeff Delwiche officiating.

Mrs. Wendt died at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia on Sunday, July 2, 2000.

The organist was Marie Eischens, and the hymns were "Amazing Grace" and "Rock Of Ages." Soloist Lawrence Biermann sang "In The Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross."

Pallbearers were Lance Keck, Eric Montean, Rob Stone, Caleb Van Gorp, Gary Zipf and Travis Zipf. Interment was at Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.

Minnie Elsa May Warner was born on Dec. 18, 1915, in Galena, Kan., to William H. and Johanna E. (Keicker) Warner. She was baptized in Galena, and later confirmed at the Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson on Nov. 24, 1932, by the Rev. W. Schulze.

On July 2, 1936, she was united in marriage to Arnold F. Wendt at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson by the Rev. Schulze. They operated farms in the Stewart and Hutchinson area until 1951 when they moved to Glencoe.

Mrs. Wendt was active at the Lighthouse Assembly of God and was a Prayer Warrior. Her husband, Arnold died in August of 1995.

Mrs. Wendt's hobbies included doing crafts, making silk flowers, fishing, picnicking and traveling.

Surviving are her daughter, Arlene Knight and husband, Ernest, of Glencoe; three grandchildren, Jenae Keck and husband, Lance, of Oxnard, Calif., Sue Stone of Hutchinson, and Michon Montean and husband, Eric, of Forest Lake; four great-grandchildren, Nicole Braziel, Candace Keck, Gerrit Stone and Joey Montean; brother, Frank Warner and wife, Anna, of Hutchinson; sister, Ruth Zipf and husband, Herman, of Stewart; as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel handled arrangements.

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