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Robert "Bob" Herbert Weideman

June 21, 1919 - February 18, 2020

Burial Date: March 11, 2020

Funeral Home Maurina-Schilling Funeral Homes -Abbotsford

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Robert “Bob” Herbert Weideman, age 100, of Abbotsford, died on February 18, 2020 at the Abbotsford Health Care Center.

A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at St. Paul’ Lutheran Church in Curtiss (1131 N. Meridian St.).  Rev. Ken Schmidt will officiate.  Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the church. Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery.

Bob was born on June 21, 1919, to Herbert and Ottilie (Sauter) Weideman as the third oldest and last surviving child of a family of eight.  He was baptized on October 12, 1919 at Christ Lutheran Church and attended Abbotsford Schools.

On July 10, 1943, Bob married Helen Gierl of Abbotsford. The couple farmed in the Town of Hoard where he was active in the Farm Bureau and AMPI Boards.  He also was an area salesman for Brown Seed and Dairyland Seed Companies.

His happiest days and memories were driving his tractors, doing field work and caring for his dairy herd until age 98, when he officially retired.

Bob is survived by his wife, Helen of 76 years;  nine children: Karen (Robert) Bakke of Abbotsford, Robert James (Janice) of Curtiss, Jane (George Borchardt) Wisnefske  Borchardt of Clintonville, Rita (William) Mueller Wausau, Richard and Robin (Julia) of Curtiss, Lois (Larry) Lawrence of McKinney, TX, Lana (Jeff) Fitzmaurice of Neillsville and Ronald of Arlington,  TX; 16 grandchildren: Danny, Lori, Dennis, Debbie Bakke; Mary, Linda, Patty, Robert E., James, Joan Weideman; Wade and Wyatt Wisnefske; Sarah and Matthew Mueller; Nathaniel and Emily Lawrence; 29 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Robert and Laura Gierl; granddaughter, Lisa Bakke; son-in-law, Leroy Wisnefske; sisters, Vivian (Virgil) Ramker, Arlene, Mae (Norbert) Harder and Joyce; brothers, Arthur (Lydia), Harvey (Marianne) and James; brother-in-law, Morris (Caroline) Gierl.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church handicap ramp project.

 

Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com