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1939 James 2018

James E. Wendlandt

June 27, 1939 — September 17, 2018


It is with broken hearts that the family of Jim Wendlandt announces his passing. Jim left this earth to the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ, September 17th, 2018 at 1:47 pm, at the age of 79. 

Jim was surrounded by his family as they sent him to see all those that preceded him. Mother, Leona. Father, Jack. Brother, Anthony. Laura's son Lance Lancaster and many other family and friends. His legacy of Faith, Love and Family will continue through all those he left behind. Wife, Laura of Manhattan, KS. Jim's children, Julia (Sarah), Matthew (Heather) and children Emily and Ty, Leah Beth (Lance Lowry) and children Wyatt and Ava, all of Kansas City. Laura's daughters Lisa Lawton, her children Brianna (Joe) and great-granddaughter Olivia, Craig, and great-grandchildren Navaeh, Isabelle and Ronan, and Patrick. Lashelle (Norm Francis) and children Trey and Garrett, all of Manhattan. Sister Barbara (Dennis Deines) of Wichita. Jim is also greatly remembered by many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Jim's life will be at his childhood church, and his family invites you to join them, September 29th at 10:30 am. St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Herington, KS. In lieu of flowers, if you so desire, please contribute to any of the following: Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, First Lutheran Church in Manhattan and St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Herington, KS.

Jim and his family spent most of their lives in Herington, and he found a lifelong career as a Shoe Man, both in Herington and in his move with Laura to Manhattan. Jim also had a strong passion for sports and coached many kids growing up in Herington. In retirement in Manhattan, he filled his spare time going to his grandkids games and cheer competitions and working at True Value Hardware. He loved biking, walking and going to church. His happiest of times, outside of being with his family, was working in his yard and making things beautiful.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James E. Wendlandt, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Ft. Riley

5181 Wildcat Creek Rd, Manhattan, KS 66503

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