Wendell C. Morningstar
June 27, 1917 ‒ January 19, 2004
Wendell C. Morningstar, age 86 of Delaware and formerly of Radnor died Monday – January 19, 2004 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was born on June 27, 1917 in Lisbon, Ohio to the late Ralph and Gladys (Beals) Morningstar. A US Army veteran, he served as a cannoneer with the First Infantry Division in the WW II campaigns of Normandy, Battle of the Bulge, North Africa, Northern France, Rhineland’s, Central Europe, and Ardennes.
Wendell worked in the construction trade, including 17 years with the former Marion Contracting Company, retiring in 1979. He had also worked part-time for the former Baldauf Lumber Company.
At one time or another he had collected just about everything, but postcards were his favorite. He enjoyed traveling, camping, and had visited all the United States, with the exception of Oregon, North Dakota, and Washington.
He founded the Heart of Ohio Post Card Club, was a member Marion Hobby Club, Union County Coin & Stamp Club, and numerous other coin and postcard clubs.
Survived by his wife of almost 50 years: Thelma (Poe), whom he married June 27, 1954, Daughter; Shirley (Ron) Conley of Springfield, Step-son: Larry (Linda) Corbett of Waco, TX, numerous Grandchildren including; Chris, Buffy, Harley, Jeff, David, Fred, Ron, Corinna, Tony, John, numerous Great-grandchildren, numerous Great-great-grandchildren, Brothers; Roger of South Vienna, OH and Lowell of Cable, OH, Sister-in-law: Alice Carter of Columbus.
Preceded in death by Son; Ronald W. Morningstar, Daughters; Judith A. Morningstar, Beverly L. Witkowski, Step-son; Lewis Neil Carter, and Sister; Maxine Swaney.
Friends may call Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, where services will be held Thursday 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Lloyd McMillian officiating, interment will follow in Green Mound Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Assoc.
The family prefers that memorial contributions be made to the National WW II Veterans Memorial Fund, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 501, Arlington, VA 22201.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com