Jon F. Wiedmaier, 76, of Bennett, CO. and formerly of Warren, PA., died Monday, August 18, 2014 at his residence surrounded by family after a brief illness. He was born August 12, 1938 in Warren, PA. He was the son of the late Perry and Jesse Miller Wiedmaier. Jon was a 1957 graduate of Warren High School where he was an All Star and State competitor in Track and Field, and played Baseball.
Jon was a resident of Warren, PA., until 1974 when he moved to Colorado. While in Warren, he was employed as a Draftsman with the former Pittsburgh Des Moines Steel Company, Dorcon and Struthers Wells Corporation until his retirement, when he started, and owned/operated JFW Mining, working until his death. He also owned and operated his home, C J Ranch. He was a member of Kalbfus Rod and Gun Club, was an avid hunter, fisherman, enjoyed camping and boating. He loved all sports, especially motorcycle racing, shooting trap with his brothers and friends, racing stock cars at Stateline and Eriez Speedways. He is remembered as an energetic man, loving life and was very friendly. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Caroline Lanoue whom he married in 1983 in Santa Fe, N.M., 3 children Vicki Wiedmaier Tomica of Warren, PA., Jay Wiedmaier and wife, Stacey of Strassburg, CO., Tina Seeker and husband, Carl of Warren, PA., 3 Stepchildren Melissa Miller of Worcester, MA., Ronald Miller of Thornton, CO., Sarah Ryan of Bennett, CO., 1 Brother Lee Wiedmaier of West Minister, CO., 12 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren , several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 Siblings George “Bud” Wiedmaier, Betty Wiedmaier Fitzpatrick, Perry Wiedmaier and Neal Wiedmaier.
A private Celebration of Jon’s Life will be conducted at the convenience of the family at a later time. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365 or Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Pennsylvania, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA. 17110 or a charity of one’s choice.
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