Faye M. Wahl, age 92, of Hendricks, MN was welcomed to her heavenly home on Friday, May 27th, 2022 at The Neighborhoods at Brookview in Brookings, SD.  She was surrounded by loved ones in her last hours and entered her new home peacefully.  Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Faith Brethren Lutheran Church in Hendricks, MN with Rev. Darren Shaw officiating.  Burial will be in the Hendricks City Cemetery, Hendricks.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at the Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Hendricks, MN and will resume Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.  The Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Hendricks is handling the arrangements.

Faye Marie Wahl was the fifth daughter born to William and Ruth (Miller) Hultz in Hendricks, MN on August 24th, 1929. She lived with her parents and four sisters on a farm south of Hendricks, attended New Grove District 27 School, and graduated from Hendricks High School in 1947.  Faye and her family attended New Grove Evangelical United Brethren Church. She invited Jesus to be her Lord and Savior at a young age.  Following graduation, Faye held many jobs on Main Street, including being a waitress at Andy’s Cafe’, a clerk at Siverson’s Drug Store, and a Dental Assistant at the Hendricks Clinic.  On September 10th, 1950, she married Orrin Aune. They made their home in Hendricks, MN. They enjoyed fishing on a home-made pontoon after work on hot days. On July 23rd, 1956, she gave birth to Camille Ruth. Orrin passed away in September, 1961. After this, Faye was employed at Reinertson Veterinary Clinic and later at Schulz Hardware Store. Because of her work ethic and welcoming personality, Faye never had to apply for a job; she was always approached by her employers to work for them.  She met Harvey Wahl, and they married in March of 1966. She and Camille moved to Harvey’s farm west of Hendricks, where she worked alongside Harvey for the next 43 years. She always made sure to have meat and potatoes ready for every noon and evening meal. Faye and Harvey enjoyed attending local basketball games, traveling, and going to fairs. Faye joined Harvey in attending Singsaas Lutheran Church.
She served in many positions at each of the churches she attended and enjoyed being a part of community groups and events.  Faye loved spending time with friends and family and had a special way of bringing smiles and joy to those around her. She enjoyed performing in skits/plays; dressing up to go “Julebakking”; taking boat rides; having “wiener roasts” at the lake; sewing, quilting, and doing Hardanger; playing games until wee hours of the morning; watching slide shows on her dining room wall; and hosting Fourth of July parties. She was known for riding a bike with Roman candles shooting off, which she did up until her 80th birthday. She was sure to pack “a little lunch” to bring on the boat, pulling skiers and tubers. Faye was the best storyteller, entertaining us with tales of funny predicaments she found herself in over the years.  She held a special relationship with her four sisters throughout their lives; when they arrived at events, you could hear the phrase “The Big Five have arrived!”  Faye was so proud of her daughter Camille, granddaughter Melissa, and great-grandchildren Roman and Nora. She faithfully attended their activities and was their biggest cheerleader.

She is survived by her daughter Camille (Ron) Kruse of Brookings, SD; granddaughter Melissa Halseth; great-grandchildren Roman and Nora Halseth of Sioux Falls, SD; sister-in-law Betty Aune of New Prague, MN; and many nieces and nephews.  Faye was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law Andrew O. and Bessie Aune and Joseph and Ida Wahl; husbands Orrin and Harvey; sisters Margaret (Nels) Jorgensen, Dorothy (Dave) Sinclair, Vera (Lee) Buller, Eloise (Vince) Sik; sisters-in-law Verona (Milton) Johnson, Maxine (Dennis) Olson, and Darlene (Jim) Ball; brothers-in-law Roger (Marilys) Aune, Jerry Aune, Andor (Lorraine) Aune, and Gordy Aune; nieces Lorene Aune and Pamela Sanders; and nephews Todd and Scott Olson.