September 16, 1925 – October 29, 2022
Wendell Faber was born September 16th, 1925, to Peter and Rena Faber in South Dakota near Akron, Iowa. He started school near Hawarden, Iowa, in 1930. His family moved to Lincoln County, South Dakota, in 1931, where he finished eight years of school. Wendell made his choice to follow Jesus in 1940 and continued throughout his life.
He helped at home and worked on a farm until he was 22. In 1950, he was drafted into the Army for two years during the Korean War. He returned to Iowa until 1957 when he moved to Los Angeles. He worked nights in a machine shop for 25 years while he acquired and managed apartment buildings. This enabled him to spend the next 20 years traveling around the world to help prepare for church conventions. He cherished the people he met and often told about his extraordinary experiences.
In 1999, he moved to Omaha and married Vivian Smith in 2005. They made their home in the country north of Omaha, where Wendell had a well-equipped shop. He planted many beautiful trees, hostas, and flowers that they both enjoyed, along with the birds and other wildlife. His yard and buildings were always well-maintained. He was happy to help his friends and neighbors with building projects and tree trimming.
Preceded in death by wife, Vivian; parents, Peter and Rena Faber; brothers: Philip and Roland Faber; sisters: Bernece Faber, June Faber, Freda Faber, Lois Williams, Rosa De Boer, and Bernice Faber.
Survived by brothers: Maynard, Laurence, and Ronald Faber; sisters: Goldie Vlieger, Philene Swearengin, and Lydia Beemer.
VISITATION: Friday, November 4, 2022, 5-7PM, at West Center Chapel. SERVICE: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 9AM, at West Center Chapel. Interment with military honors: Forest Lawn Cemetery.
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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Josie Harper Hospice House.