Monday, November 9, 2009

Until We Meet Again

On Thursday morning, my dad called to tell me that my uncle had passed away. He had been struggling with leukemia and his funeral is today. Eighty still seems too young.

Wenzle is my dad's oldest brother, a kind man with an easy smile. He and Aunt Millie returned to Utah a few years ago from Connecticut and have been living near the ranch. Such a good man. We'll miss you!


(There were a few typos in the online obituary that I corrected in the version below.)

Wenzle D. Morrill 1929 ~ 2009 Wenzle D. Morrill, age 80, passed away November 5th, 2009 at the Dixie Regional Medical Center. He was born April 4, 1929 to Dellos and Pearl Covington Morrill in Salina, UT. Wenzle spent his early years in Grover, Wayne County. He moved to Pleasant Grove in 1940 and attended Pleasant Grove High School. He enlisted with the US Army and was stationed in Govener's Island, N.Y. He resided in Staten Island for four years. Wenzle married Mildred on January 20, 1949 in Winsted, Connecticut. They resided in Winsted until four years ago when they returned to live in Wayne County. He retired from S.N.E.T. Phone Company.

He is survived by his wife Mildred and son Gary (Janet) Morrill of Torrington, CT. He is also survived by sisters, Colleen Beckstrom, West Jordan, UT ; Karon Beckstrom, Ivins, UT; Sandra Nash, Layton, UT; Linda Hansen, American Fork, UT; Venetta Davenport, Cedar City, UT; brothers Lindon Morrill, Spanish Fork, UT and Rondall Morrill, American Fork, UT. He was preceded in death by baby daughter, Linda May, brother, Phyl Morrill, parents and a wonderful stepmother, Lourie Meeks Morrill.

Services will be held Monday, November 9th, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Torrey Chapel. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services. Interment at Grover Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McMillan Mortuary 435-688-8880. Condolences may be sent to condolences@mcmillanmortuary.com

5 comments:

Amber said...

I was so sad to hear abou Uncle Wenzle, he was just sitting there with all us women at the reunion listening to us chat and being completely quiet! I also did not know he had a baby girl that died and he named her Linda May! Cool!

Ron & Gayla said...

Thanks Andrea. I always appreciate the way you seem to take care of things. We love you more than you can ever know

J+S said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Andrea. It seems you have had a rough year with deaths in the family. Let me know if you need anything.

Melinda said...

Oh, my sweet friend. You have had a rough year! Much love to you!!!

Bekah said...

I'll miss him!