Walter O. Weidman, 87

Walter O. Weidman of Cedarburg passed away in his sleep Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Lawlis Hospice at the age of 87 from kidney failure and other complications. Walter was born in Jackson on Oct. 30, 1926, the son of the late Louise (nee Berndt) and Walter J. Weidman, the fifth of six children. Walter graduated from West Bend High School in 1944 and enlisted in the Army in 1945 and served for three years. He then worked at Liberty Mutual until his retirement in 1991. After retirement he volunteered at St. Mary’s Ozaukee and installed life lines at people’s homes until he was declared legally blind and thankfully stopped driving. He also enjoyed going out to eat, watching Jeopardy and the Packers, completing his crossword puzzle in ink, monthly trips to Potawatomi Casino, and giving his great-granddaughter rides on his walker.

Walter is survived by his daughter, Margaret (Steve) Gloudeman; sons, Walter (Carol) Weidman and Ken Weidman; grandsons, Paul Gloudeman, Brian Gloudeman and Robert Weidman; great-granddaughter, Alyssa Gloudeman; one sister, Marilyn Anderson; cousin, Pearl Weidmann; special friends, Ruth Peters and Vicky Spencer; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth E. Weidman; friend Dorothy Knitter; brothers, Eugene Weidman and Henry Weidman; sisters, Gertrude Abel and Julia Lindenstruth; sister-in-laws, Wilmette Weidman, Ruth Weidman and Martha Weidman; and brother-in-laws, Hank Abel, Bob Lindenstruth and Walter Anderson.

The family would like to thank Dr. Tom Shewczyk for his friendship and compassionate care for the past 25 years, and the staff at St. Mary’s Ozaukee and Lawlis Hospice for their compassionate care at his last illness. Thank you also to the Rev. John Norquist for his visit and prayer service, it brought us and Daddy peace and comfort.

Memorial services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, N60 W6047 Columbia Road, Cedarburg, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Brent Halverson will be officiating. Inurnment Immanuel Cemetery. Memorial gathering will be held at church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Memorials to Ozaukee County Humane Society appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory, W63 N527 Hanover Ave., Cedarburg, is assisting the family; 377-0380.

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