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Marion. Wendell L. Faulken, 83, died Friday, October 4, 2013 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Graveside services will be at 11:00am Monday, October 7, 2013 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD. Arrangements by Hofmeister Jones Funeral Chapel, Marion.
Wendell Leonard Faulken was born on September 24, 1930 at Bruce, SD to Leonard and Daisey (Dixon) Faulken. He graduated from Washington High School. While he was employed with John Morrell and Company he attended Augustana College and graduated with a bachelors degree. In April of 1959 he was married to Madalon "Maddy" Chilson at Luverne, MN. He was an owner/operator over the road trucker for many years and also drove for TBI, Inc.
Grateful for having shared his life are his 2 children, Ronald E. Faulken, and Wendy (Terry) Lape, all of Marion; 2 grandchildren, Travis (Lynn) Lape and Tiffany Lape; a brother in law, "Wally" Wallenberg, Sioux Falls; a niece Carol Wallenberg, Sioux Falls; and a special friend, Jean Gallagher, Sioux Falls. He was preceded in death by his wife Maddy in 2010, and a sister Twila. www.hofmeisterjones.com
Published in The Argus Leader on Oct. 6, 2013