Alvin L. Weidman, 83, Juneau, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Alvin was born Nov. 17, 1936, the son of Leon and Selma (Bohnert) Weidman in Watertown. Alvin grew up on the family farm outside of Juneau where he acquired a love of horses, hunting, shooting and fishing that continued throughout his life. Alvin loved to shoot trap and skeet and competed with the Horicon Rifle Team for 52 years. Alvin graduated from Juneau High School, and after an eight-year tour in the U.S. Army, Alvin joined John Deere Horicon Works where he worked for more than 30 years.
Alvin was a member of the St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ and served on the church consistory for many years. He was a lifelong member of the American Legion Riders, the Juneau American Legion Post 15 had served as Post Commander, and as Dodge County Commander for two years. He was also a member of the Forty & Eight.
Alvin was married to Patricia Weidman in 1980. After retirement, Alvin and Pat enjoyed their time traveling around the United States in their motor home. When not traveling they enjoyed cooking chili and spaghetti suppers, as well as, organizing bingo games for their church and the American Legion to support their fundraising efforts.
Alvin is survived by his wife, Patricia; his daughter, Pamela (David) Toomey; stepson, Alex Gierach (friend Kim); stepdaughters, Brenda (Karl) Bushaw, Linda Olmstead, Patricia Sommers, Sandra Hartwick (friend Dave Johnson), Jodell (Troy) Kirchoff, Becky (Bob) Embertson, Bonny Rennack, and brother-in-law, Douglas Henderson; 19 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Adell and Earl Henderson; brother-in-law, Ron Henderson; stepson, Robert Weidman; and great-grandson, Dylan Ollanketo.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road, Beaver Dam. Juneau American Legion Post 15 will pay their respects at 12:30 p.m. A funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Brad Bergin officiating. Military honors will be conducted by Juneau American Legion Post 15 following the service at the funeral home.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ or to Juneau American Legion Post 15.
Alvin’s wife and family extend their profound gratitude to the entire Hillside Hospice team for the wonderful care and support they provided during Alvin’s illness at home. They also thank the staff at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation for their wonderful and compassionate care of Alvin.
Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at koepsellfh.com.