Obit Harry Joseph Wiedel-80 of Hebron, NE
Kroll Funeral Home Hebron, NE 402-768-6165
Harry Joseph Wiedel, age 80, of Hebron NE, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at the Blue Valley Nursing Home in Hebron. Harry was born April 13, 1940 in Hebron NE. The youngest of 5 children born to John A. Wiedel and Gertrude S. (Schmit) Wiedel.
On August 18, 1962 Harry married the love of his life Linda Lou Witfoth at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hebron and were married 58 years. To them were born 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren who he enjoyed and loved dearly.
Harry attended Sacred Heart Catholic School until 8th grade and graduated from Hebron High School in 1958. In addition to being a lifelong farmer he was employed at the Mid-America Feed Yard, later worked for the County and the grain elevator in Hebron. Harry was involved in the Hebron Community as a 4-H leader and devoted member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He served as an altar boy, sang in the choir, was an Acolyte, lector, and on the church board. He enjoyed decorating the church at Christmas and helping with fish fries during the Lenten season. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and held several offices including Grand Knight and District Deputy. He joined the 4th Degree Knights where he was a Faithful Navigator and Honor Guard. Harry was very involved in the Thayer County Livestock Feeders and served as President, helped build the grill which he stored and rented out for many years and participated in many Feeders trips.
Harry liked to build and fix things as well as tend his ever flourishing garden. He designed a gazebo which we are very proud of and enjoyed trips to Branson with friends and family. Hunting and fishing with friends and family kept him busy as well as telling stories to his children and grandchildren and great grandchildren about his big fish.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents, John A. Wiedel and Gertrude S. (Schmit) Wiedel, Brother: Robert Wiedel, Sisters: Phyllis Woods and husband Louis Woods, Geraldine Hergott and husband Don Hergott. Nephews: Edward Koci, Charles Koci and Gary Hergott. Nieces: Mary Lynn Wiedel and Debra Wiedel. In laws: Clifford and Alice Witfoth and sister-in law Rose Mary Witfoth.
Harry is survived by Wife, Linda Wiedel of Hebron, NE, Children: Daughter: Mary (Terry) Voss of Norwalk IA along with grandson Jeremy (Jeannine)Voss and great grandchildren Charlotte and Ezra, granddaughter Staci Voss and fiancé Caesar Barba. Son: David (Becky Cline) Wiedel of Hebron NE along with granddaughter Jammie (Adam) Pekarek and great granddaughters Lila and Anna, grandson Robert (Caitlin) Wiedel great granddaughters Brylee and Madison and great grandson Craig. Grandson Tim Wiedel and fiancé Sarah Delzell. Daughter: Nancy (Mike) Brewer of Liberty MO along with grandson Michael Brewer and great grandsons Brennan and Anderson, grandson Ryan (Ashley) Brewer and great grandson Calvin, granddaughter Katelyn (Jayson) Brush, and grandson Joshua (Grace) Brewer and great grandson Emmett. Daughter: Robin (Brian) Sellhorst of Omaha NE. Daughter: Rachel (Ryan) Krupicka of Cortland NE along with grandsons Keston and Kyson. Brother Eugene Wiedel and wife Barb. Sister-in-law Sharon Wiedel. Brother-in-law Dennis Witfoth and wife Sheila, and Daryl Witfoth, and numerous nephews and nieces, great nephews and great nieces, cousins and friends.
Harry was an honest and hard-working man, whose love of family and God never wavered. He enjoyed square dancing, playing cards and visiting friends and family. He loved a good western movie, old country music, but most of all-desserts!! His quirky smile, goofy laugh and good ole boy charm will be missed by many.
A private Mass of The Christian Burial will be held Friday, December 4, 2020 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hebron, NE. Officiant will be Father Steve Major, acolyte Greg Drohman, reader Jerry Schmidt, organist will be Julie Kriesel, cantor Carlece Kenner. A rosary will be said at 9:30 the morning of the funeral. Congregational hymns; “Here I Am Lord”, “Be Not Afraid”, “One Bread One Body”, and “You Are Mine”. Inurnment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery with public social distancing at 11:30 am. A book signing will be held Thursday, December 3 from 2-6PM at the funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.krollfh.com. Cards may be mailed to Linda Wiedel at 605 Duffield Avenue in Hebron, NE 68370. Service may be viewed live at firstname.lastname@example.org Memorials in care of the family. Kroll Funeral Home of Hebron is in charge of arrangements.
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