Carol Wendland, age 64, of Arlington, formerly of Winthrop passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington. A private family burial was held on Monday, April 27, 2020, 1:00 p.m. at the Winthrop Cemetery in Winthrop. There was a public drive through visit Monday, April 27, 2020, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Winthrop Cemetery. Clergy officiating was Pastor Peter Naumann. Song leader was Rosie Arhart. Special music “On Eagle’s Wings”, “Jesus Loves Me”, and “This Little Light Of Mine.” Eulogy was Resa Jenneke. Casket bearers were nieces and nephews, Cory Schewe, Tina Hansen, Jesse Mathews, Resa Jenneke, and Jamie Strei. Carol is survived by her sisters, Donna Schewe and her husband, Bernie of Smiths Grove, KY, Joyce Mathews and her special friend, Dwayne Power of Avon, MN; nieces and nephews, Cory (Jennifer) Schewe, Tina Hansen, Jesse Mathews, Resa (Rick) Jenneke, Jamie (Nick) Strei; great nieces and great nephews, Nolan Schewe, Cora Schewe, Kali Hansen, Kendra Hansen, Zackery Mathews, Dylan Mathews, Makayla Mathews, Makenzie Jenneke, Marissa Jenneke, Jenna Strei and Tessa Strei; Very special friend, Sue Bienfang; other relatives and friends. Carol was preceded in death by her Parents, Hilmer and Leorda Wendland; Grandparents, Louis and Minnie Wendland and Theodore and Ella Bruns; Grandfather, Ernest Ruschmeyer. Carol Jean Wendland was born on July 29, 1955, in Glencoe, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Hilmer and Leorda (Bruns) Wendland. Carol was baptized as an infant at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township, McLeod County, Minnesota, and was confirmed in her faith as a youth at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington, Minnesota. She received her education in Winthrop. Carol was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop and was active in Jesus Cares Ministry of St. John’s, Helen Township. Carol was employed at MRCI doing simplified assembly work. She enjoyed word puzzle books, dancing, going on outings such as picnics and parades, watching sports, bowling, and participating in Special Olympics. Carol enjoyed visiting Donna in Kentucky, at her home and at work. While she was in Kentucky, she participated in the Annual Buddy Walk for Downs Syndrome in Bolling Green, Kentucky. She loved visiting with her family and friends. Carol was a resident of High Island Creek Residence of Arlington where the staff, residents, and the director, Sue Bienfang, were her family. Carol passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington at the age of 64 years. Blessed be her memory. Arrangements by Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com Please click on obituaries and guest book.