Wendell D. Verken, 73, of Sparta died Monday, October 25, 2021, at his home of natural causes. He was born March 3, 1948, to Erwin and Nancy (Hendersin) Verken.
Wendell graduated from Sparta High School in 1966. He worked in La Crosse, Kenosha, Norwalk, and Sparta. Wendell enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.
Wendell is survived by his daughters, Karla (Johnny) Balogh of Henderson, NV and Wendi (Frank) McDonnell of Sandy Hook, VA; grandchildren, Rebecca (Clay) Sylvester of Winston, OR, Ryan McDonnell and Gage McDonnell both of Sandy Hook, VA; brother, Bradley (Julie) Verken of Black River Falls, WI, and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Randy Verken.
Per Wendell’s wishes, no services will be held.
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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