Obit: Wiedenhoeft, Albert G. #3 (1884 - 1960)

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Surnames: Wiedenhoeft, Christian, Brunkhorst, Sterzinger, Mueller, Leisinger, Schultz, Hardrath, Sabler, Franz, Pauls, Feind, Franz, Nickel, Belter, Nickels, Kobelius, Nelson, Sill, Krohn, Christensen, Heinrich, Erickson, Dahm, Neibauer, Vandehey

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 03/31/1960

Wiedenhoeft, Albert G. (3 Apr. 1884 - 26 Mar. 1960)

Albert G. Wiedenhoeft died Saturday morning at 12:30 A.M. at the home of his son, Gilbert, in Unity, following a lingering illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in Zion Lutheran Church in Colby, Wis., Rev. William Christian officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were James Brunkhorst, Randall Sterzinger, Lawrence Mueller, Robert Leisinger, William Schultz and Harold Hardrath.

Mr. Wiedenhoeft was born in Dodge County, near Fond du Lac, on April 3, 1884, and moved to Colby in 1889. In his earlier years, he farmed in this area and then, for 10 years, he operated a general store in Colby which he sold to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Sabler and now is the "Like New Shop."

He began driving school bus for the Colby District in 1941, completing 14 years of service in 1955 at the age of 71. His traffic record for 250,000 miles of school bus driving for 14 years was unblemished and sickness kept him from duty for less than two weeks. Five years ago he and Mrs. Wiedenhoeft moved to Unity, Wis.

He married Evelyn Franz in Zion Lutheran Church at Colby on Dec. 20, 1906.

At one time he served as supervisor of the town of Colby, Wis. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him for his fine honest and industrious character, and, because of his congenial disposition, had many friends.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Arthur of Colby and Gilbert of Unity; a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Mildred) Pauls of Schofield; four grand children; one great grand child; a brother, Herman of Colby; four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Amanda) Feind, Mrs. Albert (Augusta) Franz and Mrs. Ed (Louise) Feind, all of Colby, and Mrs. Roger (Anna) Nickel of Lakewood, Ohio. One son, Lloyd, and two brothers, preceded him in death.

Out-of-town people here for the funeral were Mrs. August Belter of San Bernardino, Calif., Mrs. Roger Nickels of Cleveland, Ohio, Barbara Franz of Milwaukee, Mrs. Walter Kobelius of Merrill, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Franz of Bloomer, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sill, Mr. and Mrs. Herb Nelson and Mrs. Art Nelson of Chippewa Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Krohn and Mrs. A. Christensen of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Feind and family of Rochester, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Orland Feind of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Heinrich, Mr. and Mrs. Werner Erickson, Mrs. Jerry Dahm and Louis Pauls of Schofield, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Neibauer and Mr. and Mrs. M. Vandehey of Wisconsin Rapids and many friends and relatives from Abbotsford, Unity and Colby, Wis.



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