Jeanne Marie Wengel, 60, Minot, formerly of Bismarck, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in her home surrounded by her family.
Jeanne was born Aug. 25, 1953, at Bismarck, the daughter of G. Richard and Ina (Kavonius) Veal. She was raised and educated at Bismarck and graduated from Bismarck High School in 1971. She attended Minot State University for one year prior to her marriage to Richard Wengel on July 15, 1973, in Bismarck.
Jeanne and Richard made their home in Minot. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Minot, where she was actively involved in the music ministry and Ruth Circle. She and Richard were members of the Western North Dakota Bluegrass and the Old Time Music Association. Together they formed the musical group called "Southwind" and played at various functions in and around Minot.
Jeanne enjoyed music, especially playing instruments such as the auto harp and guitar. She loved camping, reading, handcrafts and photography, along with doing her needlework.
Her loving family includes: husband of 40 years, Richard; daughter, Rhonda Cook, of Minot; grandson, Caleb Cook, Minot; and her father, G. Richard Veal, of Bismarck.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her mother and an infant brother, Duane.
Funeral service: Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at 1 p.m., in First Presbyterian Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Sunday, Oct. 20, from noon to 5 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers or plants, the family desires that memorials be designated to First Presbyterian Church or Trinity Cancer Care Center, both Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).