Fritz P. Wiedmeyer, 72
Jan. 6, 1943 -- June 2, 2015
Fritz P. Wiedmeyer, age 72, of West Bend, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend, with his family at his side. He was born Jan. 6, 1943, in West Bend to Ferdinand and Henrietta (nee Guntly) Wiedmeyer and married Judith A. Kedinger on Aug. 4, 1962, at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Nabob.
Fritz started in the trucking business in 1969, and in 1982 he started his own trucking company. Wiedmeyer Express became a true family business with three generations being involved with the operations.
Fritz was a very generous man and supported his employees, both in business and in their personal lives. He commonly gave back to the community through helping other businesses and donating his time and resources to many worthy causes.
Fritz is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judy; five children, Sandy (Ken) Gerlach of Theresa, Peter (Michele) of West Bend, Mike (Jessie) of West Bend, Todd (Kris) of West Bend and Rod (Ann) of Campbellsport; and 14 grandchildren, Missy (Chris) Walsh, Josh Gerlach, Tricia (Shane) Schutz, Ashley (Darren) Vandenberg, Brittani Wiedmeyer, Stephanie Schaefer, Zachary (Cyiah) Schaefer U.S. Marine Corps, Jaime (fiancée Andrea) Wiedmeyer, Jeremy Wiedmeyer U.S. Army, Justin Wiedmeyer, Jason Wiedmeyer, Dustin (Chantel) Wiedmeyer, Cody (Brittany) Wiedmeyer and Tiffany Wiedmeyer. He is further survived by his seven great-grandchildren, Dylan Walsh, Grace Walsh, Mitchel Walsh, Kellan Schutz, Beckett Schutz, Decker Schutz and Kade Wiedmeyer; two brothers, Eugene (Noreta) Wiedmeyer of West Bend and Jerry (Eileen) Wiedmeyer of West Bend; two sisters-in-law, Kathy Wiedmeyer of Pennsylvania and Barbara Gillian of Indiana; a brother-inlaw, Jerome (Dean) Kedinger of New York; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ferdinand and Henritta Wiedmeyer; his grandson, Jerred Gerlach; his brother, Stuart Wiedmeyer; and his mother- and father-in-law, Art and Pearl Kedinger.
Fritz’s wishes were to not have any formal services, which his family has chosen to honor and respect.
Our family would like to extend a special thank you to the St. Joseph’s ICU staff and Dr. Olaffson for their kind and compassionate care and the Rev. Jerome Repeshek for administering last rights.
The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.