Wiedenhoeft, Glen “Gus” W.-May 23, 2012
Glen (Gus) W. Wiedenhoeft, age 96, of Whitewater, WI passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at his home at Fairhaven in Whitewater.
Glen was born on July 26, 1915, the son of Gus and Emma (Snitzler) Wiedenhoeft and was a life long resident of Whitewater. He attended Whitewater State Teachers College prior to service in the Army from 1942 – 1945 while surviving sixteen months in the 35the Infantry in Europe. He received 2 Purple Hearts and was discharged as a Master Sergeant. In 1943, while stationed in Little Rock, Arkansas, he married Ellen Tynes. Glen was a retired member of the Whitewater Volunteer Fire Department and Golden JC’s, a Charter Member of the VFW Post 5470 being their first full year commander. He was also a member of the American Legion and St. John’s Masonic Lodge of Whitewater. He was employed by Hawthorn Melody as Director of Field Operations from 1947 – 1982.
Surviving are his wife, Ellen, and sons: Greg of Whitewater, Brad (Darla) of Strum, WI, and daughter Susan of Gilbert, AZ. His oldest son, Denis (Janet) of Jefferson, predeceased him in 2007. Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Chad (Trisha), Todd (Melissa), Laura (Aaron), Gus (Brea), Zach (Stephanie), Max, Molly, Dr. Dale (Kelly) Splinter and 10 great grandchildren.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents, his son Denis, and two sisters: Ruth Healey and Beth Brandt.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:30am on Monday, May 28, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church, Whitewater with Rev. Kevin Schippers officiating.
Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Wisconsin.
Friends may call after 10:30am on Monday at the church until the time of the services.
Memorials may be made to the Whitewater Fire Department or the First United Methodist Church Benevolence Fund, or Fairhaven Foundation.
The Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family