LEWISVILLE - Memorial services for Leo Wiederhoeft, 83, Lewisville, formerly of Amboy, Minn., will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church, Lewisville, with Rev. Brian Thorson. Inurnment with full military honors will be held at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
Leo died Nov. 22, 2012, at Angels Care Center, Cannon Falls, Minn. Memorial visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Zaharia Family Funeral & Cremation Service of Truman.
Leo Arvis Wiederhoeft was born June 26, 1929, in Pleasant Mound Township, Blue Earth County, Minn., to Willhelm and Frieda (Schwartz) Wiederhoeft. He attended school at Amboy and graduated from Concordia High School in St. Paul, Minn. Leo served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. On March 7, 1951, Leo was united in marriage to Enid Smith at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Amboy. They lived in Windom, Minn., for several years until moving to Rosemount, Minn. In 1971, they moved to Lewisville where Leo and Enid ran Leo's Our Own Hardware. Leo worked for Gappa Electric in Madelia, Minn. He also worked for a few years at Tony Downs until retirement. Leo was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Lewisville Legion Post 561 and the Lewisville Fire Department. He was also a charter member of the Rosemount VFW. Leo enjoyed Western books and fishing. He and Enid enjoyed traveling and took many trips to Arkansas. They spent a lot of time sitting outside and watching people go by.
Leo is survived by three daughters, Iris and Michael Bergerson of Rosemount, Minn., Eileen and Bill Proctor of Alpine, Calif., Wanda and Sean Winker of Seattle, Wash.; two sons, Wesley and Annette Wiederhoeft of Dierks, Ark., Wayne and Susan Wiederhoeft of Savage, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Lucy Apitz (Darrel) of New Ulm, Minn.; two brothers, Kermit Wiederhoeft (Dolores) of Amboy, Minn., and Orin Wiederhoeft (Dorothy) of Amboy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Enid; three sisters and four brothers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are preferred to Zion Lutheran Church in Lewisville.