Alan Willard Weeden, 85
Sept. 26, 1930 — May 14, 2016
Alan Willard Weeden, 85, of West Bend, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016, at his residence while being cared for by his family with the assistance of Cedar Lake Hospice. He was born Sept. 26, 1930, in the township of Sheboygan to Clark and Catherine (nee Behrens) Weeden. On May 9, 1959, he was united in marriage to LaVerne Kempf at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in West Bend.
While growing up in the town of Sheboygan on his parents’ farm, Alan attended grade school and high school at Kohler, graduating in 1948. He joined the U.S. Army in September 1948 and served until 1951, spending most of his term in Salzburg, Austria, as a tab machine operator.
He moved to West Bend in 1953, working at the West Bend Aluminum Co. as a mainframe computer operator. He retired after 42 years in 1995 and volunteered at the West Bend food pantry. His hobbies were bowling and watching sports on TV. Alan also loved the time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren’s sporting events. He enjoyed visiting with friends at the VFW Hall.
Survivors include his children, Jean (Steve) Yahr of Kewaskum, Susan (Ted) Salter of West Bend, Glenn Weeden of Madison and Michael (Jenny) Weeden of Brown Deer; his grandchildren, Stephanie Yahr of West Bend, Garrett Yahr of Milwaukee, Kaitlin and Kimberly Salter of West Bend, and Michael, Emily and Emory Weeden of Brown Deer; brothers-in-law, Donald (Judy) Kempf and Daniel (Marilee) Kempf of West Bend; and sisters-in-law, Joyce (Roger) Kudek and Marilyn Kempf of West Bend. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
Alan was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, LaVerne, in 1985; his brother- in-law, Gerald Kempf; and his siblings and their spouses, Dorothy (Emil) Moioffer, Eugene (Mary Ann) Weeden, Margaret (Arthur) Abraham, Jim Weeden, Clark (Joanne) Weeden, Myra (Elmer) Moehring, and Carita (Lawrence) Stone.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Alan will be held at noon Thursday, May 19, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (1610 Monroe St., West Bend, WI 53090). Visitation will be at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at noon. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery on Forest View Road in the town of Barton.
Memorials to St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or to the Full Shelf Food Pantry would be greatly appreciated by the family.
The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Alan’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.