Wendel Guy, 74, Washington, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington, with the Rev. Maureen Howard officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, April 25, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington. Burial will be held at the Elm Grove Cemtery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Friends of Lake Darling and the American Legion Post #29. The Beatty Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
He was born Sept. 17, 1939, in Brighton, the son of L. P. “Hap” and Mabel (Hesseltine) Guy. He graduated from Brighton High School and later received an Associates Degree in sales from Kirkwood Community College. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1963. In 1964, he married Marla VaLeu and the couple later divorced. He married Lorraine (Chadwick) Hughes in 1980. He was a farmer and later worked at Yoder Feeds in Kalona, sold silos for AO Smith Harvestor, sold cars in Washington and Mt. Pleasant, was a rural mail carrier for route three in Washington and was a stained glass artist. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Washington American Legion Post #29; where he was instrumental in organizing the color guard, Brighton Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, Order of the White Shrine and the Shriner’s. He enjoyed collecting and riding Cushman Scooters, creating stained glass pieces, and spending time with his kids and grandkids.
Survivors include his wife; two children; Nathan Guy of Cedar Rapids and Angie (Rodney) Steckly of Kalona; three step-children, Wanda (Roger) Hughes Pfeifer of Lawrence, Kan., Theresa Hughes of Washington, Yvonne Hughes of Maryland; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Lathol Guy of Brighton; four sisters, Wanda (Jack) Mapel of New Mexico, JoEllen Schimmelpfennig of Forest City, Nadine Taglauer of Fairfield, Barb (Boyd) Stephens of Crawfordsville.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Cedric Guy and three sisters, Mary Aletha Kientz, Chris Morgan and Veda Hahn.