Cover photo for Virgil Phillip Wenker's Obituary
Virgil Phillip Wenker Profile Photo
Virgil

Virgil Phillip Wenker

d. February 19, 2018

Virgil Phillip Wenker was born on February 6, 1936, in Madison MN, to Stephen and Lucy (Kockelman) Wenker. He served in the U.S Army in 1958. On November 12, 1958, he was united in marriage to Josephine Nuy at St Eloi church in Ghent. They lived in Ghent for 58 years. Virgil worked for Appleton Silos, Moberg Trucking, McLaughlin & Schulz, and Diamond Ice. Virgil and Josephine owned and operated the Lighthouse on Lake Shaokatan. Virgil also worked at West Side School. Virgil enjoyed hunting, fishing, gambling, playing cards and spending time at the lake with family and friends. He also enjoyed being at the farmer’s market and will be remembered for his famous blood sausage and barbeque sauce. Virgil died on Monday, February 19, 2018, at his residence in Marshall, after a long, four year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Josephine of Marshall; children Rhonda Verkinderen (and Bob) of Marshall, Kenneth Wenker (and Barb DeVlaeminck) of Alexandria, Christine Carl (and Walter) of Ghent, Sandie Polfliet (and Mike) of Ghent, and Jeff Wenker (and Sharon Kraft) of Marshall; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; sister Donna (and Art) Matthys of Marshall, Marie (and Don) Anderson of Ames, IA, Darlene (and Joe) Hamilton of Oregon; and sister-in-law Linda Wenker. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Shirley and brother Duane.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Virgil Phillip Wenker, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Starts at 9:30am (Central time)

St. Eloi Catholic Church

308 W. McQuestion, GHENT, MN

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Service

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

Horvath Funeral Service

404 W Lyon St, Marshall, MN 56258

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 1

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree