Wendell Paul Searer, MD
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Died peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's on December 27, 2012 in his 81st year. Loving husband of Annetta (nee Howard) for 59 years. Adored father of Kathryn (Jeffrey) McNair and Susan (Benjamin) Myers of Redlands, California and Judith (Grant) Bevill of Crystal Lake, Illinois. Proud Pop-Pop to Courtney, Josh, Amy, Clark, Molly, Kristina, Maxwell and Kathryn.
Dr. Searer grew up in Three Rivers, Michigan. He attended Wheaton College and received his M.D from University of Michigan. After serving in the Armed Services in Okinawa, he was a pediatrician in Ventura for many years. He then worked in Africa, Saudi Arabia, Hopi Indian Reservation and Sedona, Arizona. The past several years he lived in Plymouth Village in Redlands. Wendell led many medical mission trips to Mexico and always cared deeply for children in the developing nations. As an active and loyal Rotarian, he was named a Paul Harris Fellow. Wendell was a devoted Christian and loved the Lord. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be on January 26, 2013, at 2:30 pm at Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Redlands. If desired, donations in honor of Wendell may be made to Samaritan's Purse.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on Jan. 25, 2013