William L. Wendel, age 81, of Cedar Grove, Indiana died Friday, February 27, 2016 at his home on the farm which has been in the Wendel family since 1913.Born July 21, 1934 in Whitewater Township, Franklin County, Indiana he was the son of the late William F. & Sarah (Minnemann) Wendel. He was a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science Degree, and then attended Trinity Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.On February 4, 1967 he was united in marriage to the former Judi Misir, and she survives.Mr. Wendel was a farmer and had farmed in Franklin County for much of his life. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a former member of the Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District. In his leisure time he enjoyed reading, books on history & archeology were among his favorites. He also enjoyed collecting Indian artifacts and arrowheads, as well as gardening. He was a dedicated family man, and loved his children and grandchildren dearly.Besides Judi, his loving wife of 49 years, survivors include three children, John Christian (Regina) Wendel of Cedar Grove, Indiana, Heidi Kristin (Tom) McKenna of Cincinnati, Ohio, Amy Christine (Tom) Monroe of Brookville, Indiana; 10 grandchildren, Todd, William, Leah, Hannah, Joseph, Erin, Nick, Matt, Ava and Tavia; two sisters, Shirley (Gene) McNally of West Harrison, Indiana, Ruth (Larry) McMillin of Cedar Grove, Indiana; three brothers, Donald (Marilyn) Wendel, and Jerry (Donna) Wendel all of Cedar Grove, Indiana; Jim (Connie) Wendel of Milroy, Indiana.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Christian William Wendel.Family & friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Hope Lutheran Church, 4695 Blue Rock Road, Cincinnati, Ohio.Pastor Lisa Arrington & Pastor Robert Groenke will officiate the Funeral Services at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Hope Lutheran Church, 4695 Blue Rock Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45247. Burial will then follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Hope Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, or the Franklin County Antique Machinery Club Scholarship Endowment C/O FCCF. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wendel family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .