WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Robert Wesley 'Bob' Wiedemann, 77, 414 SW Fourth St., College Place, Wash., died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at SunBridge Care and Rehab for Walla Walla Valley.
Services were 11 a.m. Monday at Mountain View Funeral Chapel. The Rev. John Stafford officiated. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Blue Mountain Television in care of Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Mr. Wiedemann was born on Nov. 25, 1925, in Manila, Phillipines, the son of Martin F. and Amanda F. Desing Wiedemann. He married Beverly Ann Woods on June 5, 1958, in Angwin, Calif. They later divorced.
He lived in Manila until age 12. He moved to College Place in 1982 from Tillamook, Ore.
He attended various Seventh-day Adventist schools from elementary through high school. He received a registered nurse's degree from Southern College, Chattanooga, Tenn. and a master of divinity degree from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.
He worked a short time as a registered nurse then primarily as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor in Minnesota and Dinuba and Modesto, Calif. until 1973. Then he assisted his brother in his business in Muscatine followed by owning and operating a garage construction business. He retired in 1982.
He was a literature evangelist for the SDA Church in Guam and the Phillipines during U.S. winters. During that time, he designed ad promoted a symbolic flag representing the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and was quite well-known for it. He always flew this flag and the American flag at his home.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a member of Village Seventh-day Adventist Church. He enjoyed talking to people about faith and religion. He was known for his participation and thoughts in the Sabbath School classes he attended.
Survivors include his former wife, Beverly Ann Woods of Aleknagik, Alaska; three sons, Cecil Woods of Reedsport, Ore., Ben Wiedemann of College Place and Bill Wiedemann of Lincoln, Calif.; a sister, Rosella Cott of St. Helena, Calif.; a brother, Martin Wiedemann of Muscatine; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ruth Habeck.
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Martin F. Wiedemann III, 80, Muscatine, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at the home of his son Robert in Kalispell, Montona.
Services are 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2904 Mulberry Ave. The Rev. Jeff Kellogg will officiate assisted by Robert Wiedemann. After the services, a time of food and fellowship will be held in the church fellowship hall. According to his wishes, his body will be cremated after the services. Burial will be at a later date.
Visitation is one hour prior to services Sunday at the church. The Jeffrey S. Nichols Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Crematory, Muscatine, is assisting with the arrangements.
Mr. Wiedemann was born Nov. 21, 1923, in the Philippines, the son of Morten and Amanda Decing Wiedemann.
He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served as a medic.
He founded, owned and operated Muscatine-based Wiedemann Industries. The company manufactures fiberglass baptismal tanks and ships product throughout the world. His nephew, Tom Gott, has continued the Wiedemann business under the name Wiedemann Church products.
Survivors include two sons, Victor Wiedemann of Portland, Ore., and Robert L. Wiedemann, D.C. of Kalispell, Mont.; a daughter, Kim Ortner of Windsor, Calif.; seven grandsons, Jeremy Masters Wiedemann, Victor Lee Wiedeman, Shane La Monte Wiedemann, Jeffry Dana Wiedemann, Erick Ortner, Seth Robert Wiedemann and Casey James Wiedemann; a sister, Rosella Gott Wiedemann; a brother-in-law, George Gott; nephews, Tom Gott, Cecil Woods, Ben Wiedemann, Bill Wiedemann, Kris Habeck, Karl Habeck, Kirk Habeck, Kent Habeck, and Kitt Habeck; and nieces, Pat Gott Arrabito and Jackie Gott Stallinga.
He was preceeded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert; a sister, Ruth Wiedemann Habeck; and a son, Paul Martin Wiedemann.