Wessling, Kenneth W. Mar 30, 1939 - Oct 25, 2018 Age 79. Ken died unexpectedly after a life well lived. Born to Ed and Rose in Caroll, IA. He moved to Bellevue as a young boy. He took over his Father's business, Ed's Auto Body Shop, and successfully ran it for 50 years. He married Carol Longmore in 1961. During their happy 55-year marriage, they raised seven above-average children. He heroically cared for Carol during her five-year struggle with Parkinson's Disease. As a huge Husker fan, he was very pleased to see Scott Frost's first win while surrounded by a rowdy bunch of loved ones. He will always be remembered as a kind and generous man. He was very active with St. Mary's school and church. He was one of the original members of Perpetual Adoration at St. Mary's. He loved to climb mountains. He could fix anything without reading the instructions. He loved to collect and refurbish antique gum ball machines and gas pumps. Preceded in death by his parents, Rose and Ed; brother, Rev. Floyd Wessling; sisters, Carol Stander and Rosemary Lubbers. He is survived by his sister, Merna Allen; and forever remembered by his children: Rick (Michelle), Steve, Tim (Patty), Cindy Donahue, Susan Ellis (Jeff), Wendy Clifton (Bryan), William (Elizabeth); 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as kind neighbors and friends. VISITATION: 5–7pm Sunday, October 28th, at Bellevue Memorial Chapel, with Vigil Service at 7pm. FUNERAL SERVICE: 11am Monday, October 29th, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 2302 Crawford Street. Memorials will directed by the family. BELLEVUE MEMORIAL CHAPEL Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler 2202 Hancock St., Bellevue 402-291-5000 www.bellevuefuneralchapel.com
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