OBITUARY FOR WENDELL LEE HALL
May 18, 1940- March 6, 2022
Wendell Lee Hall was welcomed into the kingdom of heaven on Sunday, March 6, 2022. He was born in Chicago, IL on May 18, 1940 along with his twin sister, Ellen to Orange (Jack) Hall and Wilma (Brown) Hall. He was baptized into the Christian faith in 1957. He loved God, his family, and our great country.
Wendell married Sharon (Lotz), and they had two children, Shelly Kay (Richie Toya) and Eric Carl. He later married Evvie (Johnson), and they had one son, Kyle Ryan. In 2016, Wendell married Kathryn (Emmons), and they enjoyed almost six years of love and laughter together.
Wendell was proud to serve in the United States Army 1960-1962, and continued in the Reserves until 1966. He was stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX, and was deployed to serve in South Korea. He love serving our country, and had many "war stories" to share.
Following his military service, he returned to work at Wisconsin Steel in Chicago, and later at Commonwealth Edison. Along with these jobs, he enjoyed serving as a part time deputy for the Cook County Sheriff's Department. Later he served as a part time fireman and paramedic with the Crete Township Fire Department.
Wendell loved to laugh and to tell stories that were greatly embellished and changed with each telling. In his younger days, he loved to dance with the ladies who, he tells, were lined up to dance with him. He was an avid collector of many things that clutter the house, and in recent years, enjoyed shopping at thrift and antique stores to find his many treasures. Wendell and Kathy took joy in going for country rides and seeing the seasons change.
Surviving Wendell is his wife Kathy, sons Kyle and Eric, and daughter Shelly; his twin sister Ellen Green and her children Theresa (Dave) Kuehl, Vince (Judy) Green and Vernon (Dawn) Green; and several grandchildren and many great nieces and nephews.
Wendell’s memorial service will be held Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 11 AM at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Clintonville with Rev. Jason Zobel officiating. Wendell wanted to be buried with his father in Oak Hill Cemetery in Plymouth, IN, so burial of his cremains will take place at a later date. Visitation will be held Saturday at the church from 10 AM until the time of the service. Military honors will follow the service outside of church and will be conducted by members of the Clintonville American Legion Post #63, VFW Post #664, American Legion Auxiliary Unit #63, and DAV Chapter #53. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting his family.