Byron Glenn Wendler

Born: Mon., May 16, 1932
Died: Thu., Nov. 12, 2020


12:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Fri., Nov. 20, 2020
Location: Pendleton Pioneer Chapel

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Sat., Nov. 21, 2020
Location: Skyview Memorial Park

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PENDLETON – Byron Glenn Wendler, 88, died Thursday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Walla Walla, WA. A public viewing will be held at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel on Friday, November 20, from noon until 4:30 p.m.  A private graveside service will be held Saturday, November 21. A community celebration of life is planned for May 15, 2021.  Information will follow.

Mr. Wendler was born in Walla Walla, WA.  He grew up in Weston and Athena, Oregon.  In high school his family moved to Milton-Freewater, where he excelled in high school football.  He played on the Shriner’s All Star team in 1950.  In 1951, he married his high school sweetheart, Cleoma Hill.   They resided in Pilot Rock and raised their family of four children.  Mr. Wendler worked at the U.S. Gypsum plant for 35 years. After his children were grown, in addition to working at the plant, he purchased and farmed his 272 acre wheat farm outside Pilot Rock.  In 1993, the Wendler’s moved to Pendleton and he obtained his real estate license and enjoyed selling real estate for a few years.  Once he permanently retired, he used his free time fishing, hunting and fly tying.  He enjoyed spending time with and attending events of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Wendler is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Cleoma of Pendleton, his three children; Sheldon Wendler of Hermiston, Shannon Hess of Pendleton and Shari Shermer of Meridian, ID, 9 Grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren and his sister LaVerna Miller of Anchorage, AK.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rondi Wendler, his brother, Herman Wendler, and his parents Aldric and Zada Wendler.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Umatilla County Historical Society.  

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Duane and Chris Wood
   Posted Sun November 15, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Bro. Wendler was a good man. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Duane/Chris Wood

Earl Ferguson
   Posted Tue November 17, 2020
We just read of Glenn's death. So sorry from Jane and I to you and the entire family. Hopefully a chance to see you the summer of 2021.

Earl and Jane Ferguson

Gary Chamberlin
   Posted Tue November 17, 2020
To Glenn's family,

My condolences in your loss of Glenn. I have good memories of him and family from my teen years in Pilot Rock 60+ years ago. Peace.

Mike & Barbara Morehead
   Posted Tue November 17, 2020
Glenn was a wonderful friend to us. It was always fun to go fishing with him; taking road-trips. We would stop and get a bite of food on our way back and just have a great visit; talking all the way home. He loved the great outdoors.

Glenn was such a remarkable man; and will be greatly missed by those who knew him. Our sympathy to his wonderful family. May God comfort you at this time.

We send our Love. Mike & Barb Morehead

Steve & Carol Fisher
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Jim Stone
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
I am saddened by the passing of Glenn. I grieve but I do not despair for I know Glenn will be received into the Kingdom of God. My thoughts go out to Cleoma, Shannon, Shari, and Shelly.

Sharon Wardwell
   Posted Tue November 24, 2020
Cleoma, We are sorry to hear of Glenn's passing. You have such a wonderful, large family to help you. I'm sure he will be missed by all who knew him, but you and your family will have such wonderful memories of your years.

Sharon & Gene Wardwell

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