Marilyn A. Wenger – Manchester

Marilyn A. Wenger, 85, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Visitation: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 7, 2018, at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester.  Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018 at United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Phil Rogers, with visitation one hour prior to service. Inurnment: Oakland Cemetery, Manchester.

Marilyn was born January 31, 1933, in Ryan, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Fern (Rainbird) Vifian. She was a 1951 graduate of Manchester High School. On December 13, 1953, Marilyn married Richard Wenger at the United Methodist Church in Manchester. Marilyn worked at Groves Drug Store, the Delaware County Assessor office and a local attorney. Marilyn was an active member of the United Methodist Church and Rebecca Circle. She loved to help and serve others, teaching Sunday and Bible school, volunteering with the hospital auxiliary and many other activities. Family and friends were very important to Marilyn and she loved keeping in touch. She enjoyed playing cards, and in her younger days, riding their Harley with her husband.

Survivors include her daughter, Lisa (Mark) Lusk of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; grandchildren, Graci Ann Lusk of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Jeremy Wenger, Anna Wenger, and Bennett Wenger all of Huntsville, Alabama; great-grandson, Kai; brother, Jerry (Mary) Vifian of Cedar Rapids; and nephews and nieces, Bob (Jo) Joy of Des Moines, Teresa (Doug) Hollan of Alburnett, Kim (Tim) Murphy of Fort Myers, Florida, and Mike (Kelly) Vifian of Cedar Rapids.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard Wenger; a son, Marc Wenger; and sister, Patricia Joy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Second Helpings in Marilyn’s memory.

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