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Published May 30, 2013, 12:00 AM

John Michael Wiedeman

John Michael Wiedeman, 54, of Lake Park, MN passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013, in his home.

John M. Wiedeman was born June 19, 1958 in Council Bluffs, IA to William C. and Ruby Wiedeman. His family later moved to Columbus, NE where he was raised and attended Catholic school. In the winter of 1969 his parents and all six siblings moved to Lake Park, MN. John attended Lake Park High School. During that time he met Sherri Sahlberg of Hawley, MN. They were united in marriage on October 7, 1974 in Sisseton, SD. They made their home and started their family in Hawley, MN. He started working for Sturdevant's Auto Parts in Moorhead in 1975. They had their first child, Nicole on May 16, 1975. Then their son, Jacob, was born November 4, 1979. Their third child, Natasha, was born April 15, 1981. John and Sherri began their hobby farm of raising hogs. They moved to the farmstead north of Lake Park, where John was raised, in the summer of 1991. They continued raising hogs for several years. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He had many talents such as auto mechanic work and he enjoyed creating wood furniture for his family and friends. He had a keen memory for history, facts, and part code numbers. John is well known for his bubbly personality and could make anyone laugh or smile. He always had a funny joke to tell and enjoyed having a good time. John and Sherri enjoyed taking their kids on vacations, and spending their time together traveling and going to casinos. He also loved bonding with his siblings, nieces, nephews, and grandkids.

John Michael Wiedeman

John Michael Wiedeman, 54, of Lake Park, MN passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013, in his home.

John M. Wiedeman was born June 19, 1958 in Council Bluffs, IA to William C. and Ruby Wiedeman. His family later moved to Columbus, NE where he was raised and attended Catholic school. In the winter of 1969 his parents and all six siblings moved to Lake Park, MN. John attended Lake Park High School. During that time he met Sherri Sahlberg of Hawley, MN. They were united in marriage on October 7, 1974 in Sisseton, SD. They made their home and started their family in Hawley, MN. He started working for Sturdevant's Auto Parts in Moorhead in 1975. They had their first child, Nicole on May 16, 1975. Then their son, Jacob, was born November 4, 1979. Their third child, Natasha, was born April 15, 1981. John and Sherri began their hobby farm of raising hogs. They moved to the farmstead north of Lake Park, where John was raised, in the summer of 1991. They continued raising hogs for several years. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He had many talents such as auto mechanic work and he enjoyed creating wood furniture for his family and friends. He had a keen memory for history, facts, and part code numbers. John is well known for his bubbly personality and could make anyone laugh or smile. He always had a funny joke to tell and enjoyed having a good time. John and Sherri enjoyed taking their kids on vacations, and spending their time together traveling and going to casinos. He also loved bonding with his siblings, nieces, nephews, and grandkids.

John is survived by his loving wife, Sherri; two daughters: Nicole Barker, Darlington, MD and Natasha (Nick) Erickson, Lake Park, MN; son: Jacob (Crisy), Omaha, NE, four grandchildren: Trisha, Megan, Brody, Gavin, six siblings, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents William C. and Ruby Wiedeman.

The funeral will be Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., with visitation from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., in Wright Funeral Home, Hawley, MN.

Online guestbook and video tribute at www.wrightfuneral.com

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