Wallace Wiedenhoeft


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Posted Online: Jan. 10, 2013, 6:07 pm
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Wallace L. Wiedenhoeft, 93, of Geneseo, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo.
Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at First Lutheran Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Dr. Arthur Bergren will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo, where military honors will be accorded by Don Cherry VFW Post No. 5083. Visitation for Wallace will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Geneseo Chapel of Vandemore Funeral Homes and Cremation Services. Memorials may be left to First Lutheran Church, Geneseo, Hillcrest Home or the Geneseo Historical Museum.
Wallace was born Jan. 23, 1919, in Geneseo, the son of Lane and Mabelle Sten Wiedenhoeft. He was a graduate of Geneseo High School and was united in marriage to Frances L. Hultgren on July 21, 1945, in Andover.
Wallace proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a lifelong farmer in Munson Township and also worked for C.D. Ford and Sons in Geneseo and the Ferry Morse Seed Corn Co.
Wallace was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Geneseo and belonged to the American Legion Post in Geneseo. He also volunteered at the Geneseo Historical Museum. He enjoyed following his grandchildren's events and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Frances; one daughter, Nancy (Lorrin "Butch") DeBlieck, Burlington, Iowa; one son, Mark (Deb) Wiedenhoeft, Geneseo; two granddaughters, Krista (Brett) Ford and Kara Wiedenhoeft; one great-granddaughter, Camille Ford; one brother, Roland Wiedenhoeft, Rock Island; and one sister, Virginia Wightman, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Wallace was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Ruth Johnson.
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