Charles Wiedenmann

Charles Luther Wiedenmann, 84, of Monona,  passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at Crossing Rivers Health Center, Prairie du Chien, WI. He was born August 13, 1929 to Charles P. and Clara (Frye) Wiedenmann on the family farm south of Monona. Charles was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona.
Charles was united in marriage with Jean Kolsrud June 3, 1950 at the Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church, Waterville. They made their home on the family farm, where they farmed for thirty-five years before moving to Monona. Three children were born to this union, Garry, Kent and Lori.
After farming, Charles worked in construction for many years and was an employee of the Shopping News for over twenty years. He was an active member of Faith Lutheran NALC Church in Monona, and also a board member of the Luana Co-op. His hobbies were woodcrafts and reading. He also took flight lessons for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Jean; children, Garry Wiedenmann of Monona, Kent Wiedenmann of Mount Vernon and Lori (Jim) Spratt of Oregon, IL; seven grandchildren, Jamie (Lonnie) Lightfoot, Tara (special friend, Aaron), Danielle and Tyler Spratt and  Forrest, Colton and Kalysta Wiedenmann; great-grandchildren, Caden Stuckman and Carter and Cael Lightfoot; and many nieces and nephews.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mildred Berns.
Visitation was held Monday, July 28 from 4-7 p.m. at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, and one hour before services at the funeral home  Tuesday.
Celebration of Life Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, with Rev. Ken Kimball as the Officiant.
Inurnment followed at Monona Cemetery, Monona.
Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, is helping the family with the arrangements.