Joseph P. Wiedemann, 85
March 21, 1931 — Dec. 21, 2016

Joseph P. Wiedemann, 85, of West Bend, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016.

Joe was born March 21, 1931, in Milwaukee to George L. and Anna M. (nee Koessler) Wiedemann. He married Dianne J. (nee Kriefall) on Sept. 14, 1957, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Menomonee Falls. He attended Boys Tech High School and then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Joe worked at Briggs & Stratton for 41 years. He enjoyed square and round dancing, sailing, traveling, horses, camping, but most of all spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a former member of Boots & Slippers.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Dianne, and children, Michael, John (Michelle) and Susanne (Steve) Henck. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Cade Geldreich and Hailey Henck; brother-in-law, Robert (Marti) Kriefall; sister-in-law, Martie Kriefall; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, George (Olga); sister, Virginia (Martin) Kral; and sister, Joan (Kenneth) Domres.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Holy Angels Catholic Church (138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend) with the Rev. Patrick Heppe presiding. Entombment will follow at Washington County Memorial Park. The visitation will be held Thursday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of Mass at 1 p.m. Memorials are appreciated to Holy Angels Catholic Church or a charity of your choice.

A special thank you to Joe’s doctors and the staff at Aurora Hospice for their loving care of Joe.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262338-2050 or