Laurence (Pete) Wendt

Laurence (Pete) Wendt


Laurence (Pete) Robert Wendt, age 96 of Lamberton died on Maundy Thursday, April 6, 2023, at St. John’s Circle of Care in Springfield. 

Visitation will be on Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Lamberton Chapel. 

A Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, April 15, at the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton at 11:00 a.m. to honor Pete and allow family and friends to gather and pay their respects.  Additionally, a Celebration of Life gathering is planned for this summer with Pete’s nieces and nephews to celebrate Pete’s new residency in Heaven, with interment at St. Matthew Church Cemetery taking place at that time as well.  

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton, Minnesota. Online condolences may be left for the family at

 One of eleven children born to Herman and Amanda Wendt, Pete was born on the family farm in Johnsonville Township...just down the road from the Ingalls family farm, which “Little House on the Prairie” was based on.  Pete attended the Cherry Field School in Johnsonville Township until he began farming with his parents and other siblings.  When Pete retired from farming in 1994, he moved into Lamberton. 

Pete leaves behind a legacy of a servant’s heart...caring for his parents to help them age gracefully while taking over the family farm.  Additionally, Pete loved to fish and hunt with his good friends, no matter the season.   Pete also loved bowling in Revere in his younger years where people served as pin setters or in Lamberton later in life, where there were automatic pin setters.  Another highlight for Pete as he enjoyed retirement in Lamberton was meeting with friends in the morning and again in the afternoon at the former Hardware Store downtown for coffee and cookies.  Pete was loved by many and was always available to his family and friends in their time of need.  His lifetime membership at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Wabasso speaks to Pete’s love for his Savior and how he Christ commanded us to love.  He will be sorely missed!   

Pete is survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Adehlia Lamprecht, Elizabeth Anderson, Arlene Rengstorf, Rosella Buddensiek, Dorothy Coulter, Helen Fischer, Ruth Kersten; and brothers, Arthur, William, Wilbur, and Arnold Wendt.

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