June 17, 1944 ~ July 17, 2017
Age: 73 yrs.
Gerald “Jerry” Robert Wendling -CMSG retired-aged 73- of Bellevue, Nebraska, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his devoted family on July 17, 2017.
Jerry was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to his now deceased parents, Robert J. and Pearl (Anderson) Wendling. He was united in marriage to his wife of 50 years, Pamela K. (Pam) Iverson on June3, 1967 and was later sealted for Time and all Eternity in the St. George, Utah Temple of the Church of Jesus Christe of Latter Day Saints on August 1, 1969.
Surviving family members include his wife, Pam, three beautiful children and 7 grandchildren Lisa (Harvey) Miller and children Katie, Travis and Abby of LaCrosse, WI; Tara (Sean) Williams and children Caleb, and Emma of Bellevue, NE; Keith (Shannon) Wendling and children Skyler and Kaylee of Bellevue, NE.
He has one sister, Patricia (Dale) Hansen of LaCrosse, WI; mother-in-law Mary M. Iveson; sister-in-law Angela (Duane) Luethe; brother-in-law Rodney (Chere’) Iverson; many nieces and nephews.
Jerry spent 22 years serving his country in the United States Air Force where he disintguished himself by earning the Bronze star, a Meritorious Service Medal. He retired in 1989 as a Chief Master Sargeant.
He embarked on a second career involving teaching Novell Networking for Huntel Communications, later transitioning to Iowa Western Community College as an instructor in Computer Information Technology. He retired from IWCC in 2015, after which he taught several classes as an online adunct instructor. He and Pam were able to do lots of traveling, spending time with family a dn working on geneology.
He will be dearly missed, but he leaves behind a great legacy of love and service to God, his beloved family, and his country.
VISITATION: Thursday July 20, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday July 21, 2017 , 11:00 a.m. at Church of Latter Day Saints Bellevue, 2210 Harlan Dr, Bellevue, NE 68005
INTERMENT: Monday July 24, 2017, 1:00 p.m. at Omaha National Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Military Honors by Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard.