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Wendell Trent

May 18, 1925 — March 17, 2022

Wendell Trent, 96, of Avon, passed away on March 17, 2022. He was born on May 18, 1925, in Indianapolis to the late William and Weyburn Trent. The family moved to the Avon area when Wendell was about 6. After graduating from Avon High School in 1943, Wendell was a Navy medical corpsman with the 4th Marine Division in the invasion of Iwo Jima and in later years always proudly thought of himself as a Marine. Wendell was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his services in WWII. He and his first wife, Marcia (Blair), resided for more than 40 years in Plainfield, where they raised their family. He and Marcia were married for nearly 50 years before her death in 1996. He retired from Link Belt as a supervisor in 1983 after 23 years. Wendell then went to work for Wood-Mizer as a tool maker, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Plainfield Christian Church, Plainfield Masonic Lodge #653, and Indianapolis Scottish Rite and was a Past Patron of the Order of Eastern Star #414. Wendell enjoyed spending time with his family, quail hunting, fishing, caning and refinishing chairs and other furniture and collecting hand tools. He was an avid golfer and made eight holes-in-one over the years. Wendell loved watching baseball and college basketball, especially the Big Ten. He married his second wife, Joyce (Huron), also a ’43 Avon grad, in 1997; they enjoyed many years on their North Salem farm and winters in North Fort Myers, Florida. In addition to Marcia, Wendell was preceded in death by brothers Kenneth, Bernard and Noble Trent. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2022, at the Plainfield Christian Church (800 Dan Jones Road, Plainfield, IN 46168), where friends may visit from 11 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. In addition to Joyce, survivors include his sons, Larry and Keith (Mary) Trent; daughter, Brenda (Kenneth) Carter; brothers, Ronald (Jean) and Bruce (Virginia) Trent; sister, Barbara (Bill) Furman; seven grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Plainfield Christian Church Scholarship Fund.

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