Wendel Sales 1916-2017
Wendel W. Sales, 101, Valley Falls, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Midland Care at Linnwood Park Home Plus at Valley Falls. He had lived independently in his own home until two weeks prior to his death.
He was born May 9, 1916, at Ozawkie, the son of James Thomas and Lottie Owens Sales. He graduated from Valley Falls High School in 1934.
Mr. Sales served in the U.S. Army during World War II and fought in the Pacific Theatre. He was awarded a Bronze Star. He was a farmer-stockman all of his life, and he had farmed in the Denison area.
He was a 34-year member of the Valley Falls Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of Grahem-Herbers Post 3084, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He married Georgia M. Coleman on April 8, 1948, at Denison. She died June 25, 1995. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Minford “Chic” and Calvin Sales.
Survivors include a son, Daryl Sales and wife Linda, Valley Falls; a daughter, Cheryl Johnson and husband Kirk, Topeka; and five grandchildren, Kyle and wife Bethany, Craig, and Mark Johnson, and Justin and Amanda Sales.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls. Burial followed in Valley Falls Cemetery with military honors by Grahem-Herbers VFW Post 3084.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jefferson County EMS District 11 or to Grahem-Herbers VFW Post 3084 Veterans Memorial Project at the Valley Falls Cemetery, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, KS 66088.