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Wendell Sack

May 28, 1932 — June 20, 2013

Roy Wendell Sack, 81, of Washington, KS, died Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, NE. Visitation was Monday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Ward Funeral Home in Washington. The family received friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 25, at the Washington Christian Church. Rev. Jim Stark and Rev. Darel Boston officiated. Rev. Kevin Ingram and Dr. Richard Daetwiler spoke. GayLynn Manning played the organ while Ed Durst & John Durst sang “The Eastern Gate” and “What a Day That Will Be”. The congregation sang “Because He Lives.” Recorded music by Jeff Sack was "My Dad". The pallbearers were Chad Seaman, Jeff Sack, Kelvin Blecha, Arnie Culver, Malcolm Stamm and Clark Seaman. The honorary pallbearers were Stan Sack, Sherman Sack, Larry Durst, Richard Snell, Steve Goldsberry and John Klozenbucher. Burial was in the Washington City Cemetery. Wendell was born on May 28, 1932 at Haxtun, CO, to Roy and Hazel (Cole) Sack. He graduated from Longmont High School in 1949 and Manhattan Christian College, Manhattan, KS, in 1953. In 1957, he graduated the Seminary with a Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Phillips University. While attending Manhattan Christian College, Wendell was listed in the “Who’s Who of American Colleges and Universities.” Wendell’s ordination to the Christian Ministry was held May 28, 1953, at the Sutphen Mill Christian Church, Chapman, KS. He served his student ministries at the Christian Church, Edmond, KS, Sutphen Mills Christian Church, Chapman, KS, and Christian Church, Taloga, OK. He served as pastor to Mulvane Christian Church, Mulvane, KS, Central Christian Church, Arkansas City, KS, Valley Heights Christian Church, Denver, CO, Christian Church of Broomfield, Broomfield, CO, First Christian Church, Plainville, KS, Manhattan Christian College, Director of Planned Giving, Manhattan, KS, Washington Christian Church, Washington, and Morrowville Christian Church, Morrowville. In his retirement, Wendell served SONshine Christian Church, Smith Center, KS, and Morrowville Christian Church. During his years of ministry, church building programs were completed at Mulvane, KS, Arkansas City, KS, Smith Center, KS, Valley Heights Christian Church, Denver, and the churches in Plainville, Washington and Morrowville. These building programs included a church parsonage, new sanctuary, educational and fellowship facilities. While serving the Valley Heights Christian Church in Denver, Wendell also served, for brief periods of time, as the Chaplain for the Colorado House of Representatives. During this same time he chaired a committee for the establishment of the Christian Way Schools of Denver, A private Christian School of the Christian Churches. His hobbies include amateur radio, Ghost Town Club of Colorado and the Antique Bottle Collectors of Colorado. He has been a long-time member of the Lions International Organization and Washington County Ministerial Assoc. Wendell was united in marriage to Marilyn Lay on August 24, 1952 at Longmont, CO. She survives. Other survivors include his son, Jeffrey Sack, Belleville, KS; daughters, Marcia (Kelvin) Blecha, Chester, NE, and Melinda (Arnie) Culver, Ft. Collins, CO; brothers, Stanley Sack, Colorado Springs, CO, and Sherman Sack, Newton, KS; sisters, Thelma Snell, Lexington, CO, and Sharon Karlstrum, Denver, CO; and three grandchildren, Chad Seaman, Candace Seaman and Clark (Tiffany) Seaman. He was preceded by his parents; and a brother, Floyd Sack. A memorial fund has been established to the Washington Christian Church or Morrowville Christian Church. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Wendell Sack, please visit our flower store.


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