Frank R. Wiedemann
Wiedemann, Frank Robert, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on January 2, 2020 at the age of 97. Beloved husband of the late Lorraine Wiedemann (nee Weber); dearest mother of Jeanne (Tom) Fluri and Dr. Thomas (Sherre) Wiedemann; dear brother of Del (Al) Skubic and the late Mary (Paul) Kordsmeier; dear grandfather of Robert (Erica) Wiedemann, Dr. Leah Wiedemann and Mariam Fluri; dear great-grandfather of Kai and Aiya Wiedemann and uncle. He was honored as a WW2 Navy Veteran as a Radioman 3rd Class. Bob’s lifelong career at Union Pacific Railroad (formerly Missouri Pacific Railroad), in addition cared for his beloved wife, Lorraine, when she was sick. Special thanks to Vitas Hospice, Martha's Hands and Dr. James Compton.
Services: Visitation Friday, January 17 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 5020 Rhodes Ave. (63109) from 9 a.m. to the Funeral Mass time of 11 a.m. Interment J. B. National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight. Arrangements by JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS.
St. Louis, Missouri
Served on: USS Sloat
Location: North Atlantic, Pacific Theater
When: 1942 – 1946
Service Railroad: Accounting Office, St. Louis
"We escorted convoys to Casablanca, Rock of Gibralter, Bizerte, Patrolled the North Atlantic searching for Nazi submarines and dropping depth charges, hoping to sink same. When the war in Europe was over, I received orders for Pacific duty – through the Panama Canal to Peal Harbor, Iwo Jima, Guam, Okinawa, Saipan, operated 250 miles form Japan. If the A-bomb had not been dropped, our outfit had orders for Japanese invasion."
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