He was born in Abilene, KS on April 6, 1929 to David S. and Ethel Haynes-Wenger.
Following his graduation from Abilene High School in 1947, he was employed at Cruse Ford Motor Company both as a bookkeeper and the parts department.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army in
May of 1951 and served during the Korean Conflict and spent a
portion of his time overseas in both Japan & Korea. Later he was employed by the U.S. Postal System as a desk clerk at the Abilene Post Office and retired on October 2, 1992 after 35 years of employment.
Following his honorable discharge from the Military in April of 1953, he married
Carol Lavon Hoover on July 7, 1953. Virgil and Carol adopted two
sons, Clarke Dean and Robert Dean. He loved his family dearly and
attended their Sports and Music activities, faithfully.
He was a longtime member of the Abilene Brethren in Christ Church and
spent most of his life in Abilene, Kansas.
He is survived by his wife Carol of the home, his two sons, Clarke Wenger of Osage City, KS and
Robert Wenger of Louisvile, KY, and 2 sisters, Wilma Wenger-Musser of Mechanicsburg, PA and Miriam Wenger-Kurtz of Costa Mesa, CA.
Also, survived by three grandsons, Matthew Wenger, Sean Wenger & Cody Wenger and
five granddaughters, Valorie (Daniel) Wenger-Mackison, Bobbie Lee Wenger-Smith,
Tara Wenger, Tracy Wenger-Carranza & Kiera Wenger and 13 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Wilmer Wenger.
A family visitation will be held on Friday, July 7, 5:30 to :7:00 p.m. at the Martin-Becker-Carlson
The Memorial Service will be held at the Abilene Brethren in Christ Church, 11th & Buckeye
Avenue at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 with Pastor’s Dale & Margaret Engle officiating.
Burial will be at the Union Cemetery northeast of Abilene following the Memorial
Martin-Becker-Carlson funeral home in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers
Memorials may be given to the Abilene Brethren in Christ Church and/or to the Gospel
Tide Broadcasting Association, Inc P.O. Box 399 Chambersburg, PA17201
and may be left at either the funeral home or the church.