Thursday, May 21, 2020
September 06, 1942 - May 16, 2020
Edwin Morris Wiedmaier, 77, of Easton, Missouri; passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at his home surrounded by his daughters.
Edwin was born September 6, 1942 in Hurlingen, Missouri to Gilbert and Letha (Cooper) Wiedmaier. He was the sixth of twelve children.
Edwin attended Christian Brothers High School and graduated from Clarksdale High School.
Mr. Wiedmaier served eight years in the Army Reserves at Fort Sill and Fort Leonardwood.
On October 8, 1965 he was united in marriage to Wanda May Muir. Their marriage lasted almost 40 years, ending with her passing on May 7, 2005. Three daughters were born to this union, Rebecca Wiedmaier, Lisa Hood and Amie Wiedmaier.
Edwin worked 40 years at Missouri Gas Energy from which he retired. Edwin's true calling in life was being a farmer. He farmed several hundred acres and raised cattle during his years.
Among his other talents, Edwin was a great baker. He especially loved making peanut clusters and sharing them with family and friends at Christmas time.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda; his parents, brothers, James Wiedmaier, Francis Wiedmaier and sister, Janet Haverkamp.
Edwin is survived by his daughters; grandchildren, Alexandria Johnson, William Johnson, Josh White, Jazmyn Shimer, Claire Janovec, Deiondre Hester and Nia Hood; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Yvonne Pfleiderer, Wilfred (Diana) Wiedmaier, Nancy Garton, Robert Wiedmaier, Ronald Wiedmaier, Gilbert Wiedmaier, Jr., Diane (George) Crouse and Donald Wiedmaier, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside Service and Inurnment 10:00 AM Thursday at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hurlingen, Missouri. Per Edwin's wishes a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Visitation will be held after 12:00 PM Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to his special caregivers without their love and support Edwin would not have been able to continue to have lived the remainder of his life on his farm.