In memory of

Beverly Wunschel

March 31, 1935 - December 10, 2020
Beverly Wunschel

Beverly Wunschel

Born: March 31, 1935
Died: December 10, 2020
Age: 85
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Bev Wunschel, age 85 of Wall Lake, IA, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at Twilight Acres in Wall Lake, IA. Beverly Ann Rusch was born on March 31, 1935, to parents Harvey and Helma (Laumbach) Rusch in Schleswig, IA. She grew up and attended school in the Ida County area. She was baptized on April 5, 1935, and confirmed on April 2, 1950, at Friedens Evangelical Church (Now United Church of Christ) in Schleswig.

   On November 22, 1953, Bev married the love of her life, Duane Wunschel, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. This union was blessed with three children: Rick, Marsha, and Tammy. Together they raised their family in Wall Lake where Bev worked as a dietary cook at Twilight Acres Nursing Home for twenty years.

    Bev was a member of Peace Lutheran Church where she was active in the Ladies Aid. In her earlier years, she enjoyed bowling and bowled in a women’s league. Bev and Duane traveled to Branson, MO, numerous times and to many other states.  Trips to the casinos always brought a smile to Bev’s face; she loved playing the slots!  Flowers were another favorite thing of hers, she enjoyed it when springtime rolled around and she was able to plant more and tend to them.

    Bev was always a great baker. She made THE BEST homemade bread and rolls. She loved being in the kitchen, especially if it meant making food for her loved ones. Her family meant the world to her and her faith was strong. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time with them came before anything else. Her warm, caring ways will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

    Left to cherish her memory include her husband of 67 years, Duane Wunschel of Wall Lake, IA; son Rick (Joan) Wunschel of Wall Lake, IA; grandchildren: Jeremy (Jennifer) Wunschel, Eric (Jill) Wunschel, Kate (Andy) Reiman, Stephen (Nikki) Wunschel, Alison (Cord) Horsley, Beth (Chad) Miller, Nicole (DJ) Wiggins; great-grandchildren: Josh, Colton, Brooke, Peyton, Paige, Wyatt, and Isabelle; Noah and Avery; Vienna, Nola, and Maya; Nora and Quinn; Keylee; Morgan, Emarie and Daine; sister-in-law Theone Rusch; many extended family members and friends.

    Bev was preceded in death by her daughters, Marsha Dixon and Tammy Wunschel; parents Harvey and Helma Rusch; brother Merlin; sister Janice; and grandson Jeffrey Dixon.


Tribute Video
Private Family Services
Live Stream Availiable 
10:30 a.m., Monday 
December 14, 2020

Rev. Roger Carlisle
Public Visitation
2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Sunday,
December 13, 2020
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa

Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake. Iowa


Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10:43 AM
“Duane just heard about Bev. I always enjoyed working wit her at TA. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Vern and Mary bruening
Monday, December 14, 2020 at 11:43 AM
“Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of such a precious lady, a devoted and loving wife, a kind, caring and thoughtful person throughout her life. We watched from a distance as she endured so many personal losses but she was always there to pick up the pieces and carry on. Her strength and love will never be forgotten. She loved her children, cherished her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was a solid rock for so many over the years. Duane, you were her pillar of strength and the love of her life. She will be forever missed by all who knew her. From her Canadian cousins, Harvey, Elsie, George and Corliss, please know we care and are sending our love to all of you!”
- Elsie Gilchrist
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