Linus R. Wenthold age 83, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on November 24, 2017, at his home. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye and will continue on Thursday from 9:30 until 10:30 am at the church. Service will be held at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs, Leavenworth, on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:30 am. Interment will be at the Home Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. Online Condolences may be left at www.sturmfh.com
Linus Raymond Wenthold was born on April 7, 1934 in Winneshiek County, IA the son of Henry J. & Margaret (Kleve) Wenthold. He grew up in rural Ossian, Iowa and attended school through the 8th grade. He married Anna Riha at Ft. Atkinson, Iowa. The couple was later divorced. Linus farmed and drove truck for many years. Linus loved driving in demolition derby’s, trail riding, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Mabel Sportsman’s Club, Sleepy Eye Saddle Club and a Lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Survivors include, significant other, Connie Knutson (Sleepy Eye), four children, DeWayne (Jeannette) Wenthold (Kalispell, MT), Cathy Peterson, (Mabel, MN), Diane Wilder (Mabel, MN) and Sandra (Dan) Miller (Port Angeles, WA), five grandchildren, Whitney Wenthold (Seattle, WA), Jim Peterson (Mabel, MN), Bethany (Nick) Moen (Spring Grove, MN), Nicole (Tyler) Jensen (Sleepy Eye) and Adam (Heather) Wilder (Mabel, MN), seven great grandchildren Tysen & Ryland Moen, Kenley, Madelyn & Emmalynn Jensen and Graysen & Tyten Wilder, brothers, Greg, Francis (JoAnn), Ray (Marsha) & Ronnie (Marlene), sisters, Evelyn, Norine (Bob) & Margaret Ann and his dogs, Molly, Malcolm and Blue. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Edwin (Leona), sisters, Rita (Francis) Wiltgen, Thecla (Oscar) Ott, Agatha (Leo) Burke, and brothers-in-law Gervase Hanken & Ralph Wiltgen.