Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory on Friday, March 17, 2023, for a visitation from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
A service celebrating and honoring his life will follow at 5:00 p.m. and conclude with Military Honors.
Memorials have been suggested to the Make-a-Wish Foundation or the Aurora St. Luke’s Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.
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RACINE – John A. Wiedenbeck, 76, passed away at Ascension All Saints on Saturday, March 4, 2023.
He was born in Elkhorn, WI on October 30, 1946, the son of the late John W. and Dorothy (nee: Frear) Wiedenbeck.
John proudly served his nation with the US Army from 1966-68. On June 14, 1969, he married Rosemary M. Leibfried at St. Clement’s Catholic Church in Lancaster, WI.
He retired from JI Case in 2002 after 37 years of service working as a millwright.
John was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed golfing, hunting, campfires, trap shooting and four wheeling. However, he was happiest in the company of his family, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his loving wife Rosemary, John is survived by his son and daughter, Mike (Kelly) Wiedenbeck of Union Grove and Angela (Scott) Soderquist of Naperville, IL; his five grandchildren, Courtney and Justin Wiedenbeck, Nathan, Ella, and Olivia Soderquist; his sister, Nancy (Pete) Fellers; his brother, Bill Wiedenbeck; his sister-in-law, Kathy Scott; his brother-in-law, Paul (Sheri) Leibfried; as well as many dear nieces, nephews, and friends.
Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory on Friday, March 17, 2023, for a visitation from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. A service celebrating and honoring his life will follow at 5:00 p.m. and conclude with Military Honors. Memorials have been suggested to the Make-a-Wish Foundation or the Aurora St. Luke’s Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.
The Wiedenbeck’s extend a heartfelt thank you to the Dr. Sherjeel Sana and his team on the 12th floor at the St. Luke’s Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic for the excellent attention he received while under their care.
Judi Bembenek says
My deepest sympathies and prayers for you at this difficult time. May you find comfort in the loving arms of Jesus is my prayer,
Dan Otwaska says
I am very sorry to hear. The entire Wiedenbeck family was like my second family.
Cynthia Soderquist says
My heart goes out to you for your loss. Jack was a wonderful man, husband and father to his family. He will be missed by all of us for a long time. Rest easy, he is pain free and peacefully with the Lord.
Jo Ann Momeni says
So sorry to hear about your great loss. I have some idea of what you are dealing with and hope that family and friends care and concern will help a little. Your obituary is a lovely testimony to John’s life. Thinking of you all with love.
Keith Jerrett says
Rest in peace John, you were a good friend during our high school days
Jim 'DOC' Poplawski says
Deepest Sympathy on your loss.
Jim ‘DOC’ Poplawski, Chairman, UAW Local 180 Retirees