Wenzel, Ruben E. Ruben was born May 6, 1926 and attended rural school in Parkston, South Dakota. He was county-wide valedictorian in 1944. He graduated from Dakota Wesleyan U and the U of Denver. He served in the US Army 1950-52. After teaching in Watertown, SD he taught English from 1955-85 at Sheridan, NE Jr. High, and Edison H.S. in Minneapolis. He was Minnesota Teacher of the Year nominee in 1977 and a Minnesota Teacher of Excellence. "Mr. Wenzel" set high standards, and his students rose to meet them. He was highly respected by parents and students alike. He taught grammar, literature, and enduring lessons for purposeful living. For decades he enjoyed letters and visits from former students. A world traveler, he maintained a rich devotional and worship life as member of Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church. Ruben was the subject of a feature article in Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 2, 1985. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

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