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Vivian Wandling

Vivian Wandling

Vivian Wandling age 70 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at Peachtree Christian Hospice following complications from abdominal surgery. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Lt. Col Larry Wandling, USAF(Ret), and two daughters and their families; Laurie Livengood of Lexington, KY, her husband Bryan and two beloved grandsons, Josh and Kyle; and Lisa Cooling of Roswell, GA, her husband, Joe, and two beautiful granddaughters, Lindsey and Lauren. Other family members are her mother, Mildred Koenig, of Walker, IA; her sister Marilyn and her husband, Jim, also from Walker; and a brother, Allen, of Marengo, IA, and his wife Julie. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Frederick Koenig, formerly of Marengo. Vivian was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1942. She received her primary education through Marengo, IA, public schools and that is where she met her future husband, Larry, whom she married on June 3, 1961. The following year they began their 22 year military careers in the United States Air Force. The family saw duty at bases throughout the United States and also at Ramstein AB, Germany. This gave Vivian the opportunity to do the things she enjoyed in life, travelling and making new friends. In 1979, the family settled in North Florida where she received her bachelor’s degree and initiation into the prestigious national honor society, Phi Kappa Phi. With degree in hand, she began her own 20 year career with B3H Corporation managing military contracts. Following her retirement in 2005, she and Larry moved to Lawrenceville to be closer to their daughters and their families. There she could dote over her beloved grandkids full time. Retirement also allowed her to be more active in the antiquarian book business the couple had formed years earlier. She particularly enjoyed the travel this brought as they did shows from Boston to San Francisco, and St. Petersburg to Chicago. Many new close friendships were developed during this time which resulted in a large and caring extended family. All who knew Vivian will miss her ready smile and her kind, caring, and gentle manner. Funeral services have been entrusted to Kloster Funeral Home in Marengo, IA. Schedule of arrangements and condolences may be sent, or viewed, at www.klosterfuneralhome.com. Local arrangements have been entrusted to Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. “A Family Company,” Lawrenceville Chapel 770-963-2411.