VENENGA, Bernard D. 1934-2014
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/8/2015 at 14:25:17
Bernard D. Venenga, age 79, of Grundy Center, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton, Iowa. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the American Lutheran Church in Grundy Center. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Grundy Center American Legion Post # 349 and AMVETS 17. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Bernard was born on July 16, 1934 in Grundy Center, Iowa, to his parents Ben and Grace Venenga. He was raised and educated in Grundy Center. Bernard was united in marriage to Margaret Itzen on July 22, 1955 at the American Lutheran Church in Grundy Center. Together they welcomed two children into their family.
Bernard worked at Phelps Implement most of his career. He began as a mechanic and then became a Service Manager. He retired from Phelps as a mechanic but kept busy working part-time at H & H in Wellsburg.
Bernard was a long time member of the American Lutheran Church. He was a member of AMVETS 17. He enjoyed tinkering on everything and anything he could, especially small engines. Bernard was an avid fisherman and loved his fishing trips to Lake City, Minnesota. He and his wife Margaret loved to play Pepper together with friends. However, his true joy in life came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Bernard is survived by his daughter Cheryl (Larry) Kunch of Newton, IA; granddaughters Geri (Joshua) DeGoey and Stephanie Kunch (Justin Huggins) and two great-grandchildren who are on their way; brothers Pete (Nancy)Venenga and Elton Venenga and sisters Ann Bettenga, Doris Roberts, Marcia Stumpf and Becki (Eric) Jacobs and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Margaret; infant son Brian, brother Keith Venenga and sisters DeElda Zumbrunnen and Carol Holmes.
--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)
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