Harold Wiedner

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Harold E. Wiedner, 73, of Maynard, IA died on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Dunham Grove Cemetery, Rural Randalia, IA. Inurnment will be at Dunham Grove Cemetery, rural Randalia.

Harold Eugene Wiedner was born on May 12, 1942, at rural Elkader, IA, the son of Charles James and Hallie Allen (Thoday) Wiedner. He graduated from Volga High School at Volga, IA in 1959. Harold served in the U.S. Air Force for three years. He was married to Bonnie Cullen at Dow Air Force Base at Bangor, Maine, and two daughters were born to this union, Vicki and Tammy. Following his military service, Harold and his family moved to a farm near Elkader.  They later moved to Oelwein where Harold worked at Eldon Wardell’s Shell Station, Lambert Chevrolet and at Colonial Bakery.  

Harold and his family moved to the St. Charles, MO area. He and Bonnie divorced in 1969. Harold worked for McDonald Douglas Aircraft and worked in California, Florida and Virginia.  In 1975, he owned and operated service stations/automobile repair shops in St. Charles and north of St. Charles on Highway 79. Harold married JoAnn Watkins and a daughter, Sherry, was born to this union. They later divorced.  

Harold moved to Maynard, Iowa where he worked at Wolfe Garage, NEOWA FS at Hazleton and was a self-employed mechanic. Harold married Kathleen Kay (Lagerquist) Halter on September 29, 1990, at the Little Brown Church at Nashua, Iowa.  They owned and operated Kathy’s Corner in Maynard from 1994 to November of 1996. Kathy died on January 22, 1997.

Harold is survived by his three daughters: Vicki (David) Barnett of Hampton, VA; Tammy (Dennis) Hughes of Poquoson, VA; and Sherry (Jason) Houck of St. Charles, MO; four grandchildren; step-son: Kenneth (Lori) Halter, Jr. of Maynard; two step-daughters, Karla (Pete) Duff of Volga and Kelly Jo (Troy) Knott of Waterloo; step-grandchildren; and seven brothers and sisters: Zola Darlene Beldon, Arizona; Jacqueline Morgan, Waterloo; Bill Wiedner, Waterloo; Paul Wiedner of Missouri; Faye Bruns, Burnsville, MN; Lynette Larson, Colorado Springs, CO; and Bob Wiedner, Elkader.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, five brothers and sisters, Joan Newton, Charles Wiedner, Charlene Wells, Joe Wiedner as an infant and Lois Smith.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

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