Master Gardener Emeritus, Hank Wessels, 80, of Madelia, MN, (seen here with me at the 2008 Master Gardener state conference in Hutchinson) passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. Hank became a UMN Ext Master Gardener in 1989 after retiring from farming. He wrote for many area newspapers and "The Land" magazine for many years. Survivors include his wife Donna of Madelia; son Wayne of Dawson; daughter Tami
of Mankato; 2 stepchildren, Jeff Carstensen of Maple Grove and Zachary
Carstensen of Pipestone; a brother Everett of Blue Earth; 8 grandchildren and 1
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Faith Lutheran
Church in Madelia, with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation begins 1 hour
prior to the service at the church. The Pilgrim Funeral Home assisted the
family with arrangements. Read more .....