Hastings resident Rhonda May Wendel, 70, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020, at The
Monarch, Lincoln, NE.
Due to COVID-19 directed health measures, a memorial service will be held at a later
date. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 12-4 p.m. Thursday
at the funeral home. We will be in compliance with the CDC guidelines of 10 people
gathering at a time for visitation; your cooperation is appreciated. Memorials may be
given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences
may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home &
Cremation Center is serving the family.
Rhonda was born January 1, 1950, in Hastings, NE to Dallas & Faye (Nelson) Kral. She
graduated valedictorian from Holstein High School and received her bachelor of science
degree from Kearney State College. She continued her education at St. Elizabeth Hospital
in Lincoln earning a degree as a Registered Medical Technologist through A.S.C.P.
(American Society of Clinical Pathologists). Rhonda married Richard Wendel on
December 1, 1973 and they had two children, Becky and Ryan.
Rhonda was employed as a medical technologist at Mary Lanning Healthcare from 1972
and retired in December 2015. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, and spending time with
Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Richard Wendel.
Daughter & Spouse & family: Becky & Bryan Carpenter Chaska, MN
Bre, Makenna, Millie
Son & Spouse & family: Ryan & Machelle Wendel Lincoln, NE
Brother & Spouse: Jerry & Jan Kral Anchorage, AK