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Cowboy John William Wengryn

Cowboy John William Wengryn of rural Pleasanton, Iowa was born in Flemington, New Jersey, the only son of John and Patricia (Hall) Wengryn. He died on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at his home.

John grew up on the family’s dairy and later beef farm and was an avid 4-H and FFA member. He received numerous awards, achieving Eastern Region Star Farmer and American Farmer in FFA.

After college graduation and to the dismay of his mother, he headed west chasing his dream of being a saddle tramp. He met his bride, Velma Gere, in a bar on the 4th of July. Of this union, seven young folk would bless them, Todd, Tamara, Katie, Johnny, Alison, Sam, and Mara. All took part in his successful cowboy, livestock, and later fencing business.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sons, Todd and Johnny. Surviving are his wife, Velma Rogene Wengryn; young folk, Tamara Hatfield and husband John, Katie Hewlett and husband, Dave, Alison Wengryn and companion, Josh Neer, Sam Wengryn, and Mara Wengryn; and grandchildren, Shelby, Clay, Tavain, Abigail, Amellia, and Krista; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Pleasanton Park in Pleasanton, Iowa at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021, with Pastor Ron Helton officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery. Arrangements were through the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa.


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