Celia #2 (1912 - 2007)
Contact: R. Lipprandt
Surnames: AHO, JOHNSON, NEUMANN, WIEDENHOEFT, WOITEL
----Sources: The Tribune-Phonograph, Vol. 47, No. 13, Wed., March 28, 2007, p 13
Wiedenhoeft, Celia (Johnson) (11 Dec 1912 - 17 Mar 2007)
Celia Wiedenhoeft, 94, formerly of Colby, died Saturday, March 17th, 2007 at St. Joseph Rehab Center, La Crosse.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until time of services at the Church. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 4th, 2007, at Zion Lutheran Church, Colby. Burial will be in Colby Memorial Cemetery. Reverend Mark Neumann will preside.
Celia was born December 11th, 1912 to Andrew and Sanna Lisa (Aho) Johnson in Togo, Minn.
She received her early education in the rural schools of Itasca County, MN and graduated form high school in Hibbing, MN. In 1934 she graduated from State Teachers College in St. Cloud, MN and taught in Minnesota schools from 1934 to 1941.
Celia and Alvin Wiedenhoeft were married November 14th, 1941 in Colby. Alvin died March 11th, 1975. Celia and Alvin farmed in the Colby area from 1941 to 1966 and in 1969 moved to the City of Colby.
Celia continued teaching in the Colby and Spencer areas for 35 years, making a total of 42 years devoted to her teaching career. She also obtained her Masters Degree in Special Education form UW-Eau Claire, the area she taught for the last 14 years of her career.
She was always devoted to and active with youth groups. She worked with 4-H Clubs, den mother of Cub Scouts, youth groups of the Farmer’s Union, the Youth Association for Retarded Children, and programmed and taught Religion Class of the Mentally Handicapped at Zion Lutheran Church for 19 years.
Celia was a member of ARC, the Delta Kappa Gamma Association, the Marshfield Business and Professional Women’s Club, the Marshfield Retired Teacher’s Association, the American Legion Auxiliary, Lutheran Laymen’s League, Zion Lutheran Church and its Sewing Circle.
She will be dearly missed by her son, Woodrow "Woody" Wiedenhoeft of La Crosse; two grandsons, Lance and Eric; one great-granddaughter, Patricia; one sister, Sadie Woitel of Hibbing, MN; and nine nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; seven brothers and two sisters.
The family requests that memorials be given to Zion Lutheran Church for Clarion Bells.
Maurina-Community Funeral Home is assisting the Family.
Paid Obituary 13-68603
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