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Charles Harry "C.H." Wendel of Amana, Iowa

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Old 08-13-2019, 05:16:32 PM
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Default Charles Harry "C.H." Wendel of Amana, Iowa

AMANA: Charles Harry "C.H." Wendel, age 80, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side on Monday, August 12, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids with Rev. Jan Horne officiating. Interment will be held at Raetz Cemetery, rural Atkins. Visitation will be held at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E. 6th Street) in Vinton from 5:00 until 7:00 PM on Friday. Memorials may be left for the Printers Hall at the Old Threshers, or Trinity Lutheran Church.

C.H. Wendel has been enamored of gas engines, tractors, and steam engines since childhood when his grandfather gave him with a book of how to run a steam engine. Later when he got his copy of the 1908 edition of Hiscox’ Gas, Gasoline & Oil Engines he was hooked. His American Gas Engines Since 1872 is still in demand and can never be duplicated as most of the research he used to write the book is no longer available.

For more than forty years C.H. Wendel has been writing books that document the development and use of farm and industrial engines, tools, and machinery. His works include the definitive work on gas engines (American Gasoline Engines Since 1872) which continues to be in demand today. Some of his more popular books are considered “bibles” on tractors, farm equipment and historic documentation of the companies such as Case and John Deere. You may visit https://chwendel.com/about.php to view information on Chuck's life and career.

Charles Wendel 1939 - 2019
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Thank You Very Much For Your Post. All Of His Was A Joy To Read. Dave:
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Chuck was a great man. Is someone going to carry on Chuck's legacy?
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Default Re: Charles Harry "C.H." Wendel of Amana, Iowa

A very fitting post.
I am glad to say some of his Bibles are here in the book case.
Proud to have them.
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I can write: "Will be missed." but that would be a huge understatement. What a great entertaining read and educational reference the "American Gasoline Engines Since 1872" book is that I have in my possession. Thank you for your contributions to the vintage engine world Mr. Wendel. May God bless you and may you rest in his peace.
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Charles was a great man and he will be present in many of our lives as long as we will live. His collection of old engine facts will continue to be an inspirational reference to all of us that love old engines. Larry Kastens
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