Glenn “Dale” Wendt was born on Aug. 13, 1931 to Theodore William Wendt & Hulda Marie “Galinat” Wendt/Luedtke on the Wendt homestead in Hoskins, Neb. He attended rural school district 49 in Wayne Co. through 8th grade. He then attended 1 year of high school at Hoskins & had to quit when his brothers went to war, to help his mom on the farm & later attained his GED. He eventually became a manager at Gambles Stores in Norfolk, McCook, Broken Bow, Fremont, York, & Valentine, Neb. After Gambles closed, he became a Century Welder salesman and eventually opened his own shop in Valentine. On May 25t 1953, he married Marie Evelyn “Gillaspie” & to this union 4 children were born- Bonnie, Arjean, Chuck, & Janet.
Due to complications from a stroke, Dale entered the Pine View Nursing Home in November of 2007 & remained there until his death. He was considered the greeter there as he always had a “Hello” for everybody. Dale was a long time member of the Valentine Sheriff’s possee & the Volunteer Fire Dept. Dale’s hobbies were golfing, fishing, camping and traveling a lot & made the most out of everything he did.