Alvin E. Wiedmer, 84, of Mott, N.D. passed away at the St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, N.D. Friday, June 28, 2013.
Published July 3, 2013
Service of Remembrance was held July 3, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mott, N.D. Rev. John Amundson officiated and burial followed at the Sunnyslope Cemetery in Mott.
A memorial has been established to Trinity Lutheran Church in Mott.
Alvin was born Aug. 5, 1928 on a farm north of New Leipzig, N.D. to Fred and Ida (Auch) Wiedmer. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church north of New Leipzig by Rev. Rudolph Huepel. Alvin attended a country school near his home.
Alvin was united in marriage to Alice Brackel Aug. 20, 1948 at the Wiedmer residence by Rev. Briest of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Leipzig. They began their life together on the Wiedmer farm where they lived for a year. They moved to Mott where Alvin worked construction including building of the Playhouse Theatre and the Mott nursing home. They moved to a farm for a short time and in 1952 moved back into Mott where Alvin began working for Elmer Wentlandt, the Standard Oil Bulk dealer. From 1952 to 1960, he drove bulk delivery truck. Many of the children waited for him to deliver fuel because he always had bubble gum and candy for them.
Alvin began working for the Mott Equity March 1, 1960. He started out working the sales floor and later on working into all aspects of the business and served as General Manager of the business from 1984 until retiring in 1990.
Following his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking, restoring Tonka toys, and during the summer months, working in his yard. He also enjoyed reading a good book, especially westerns.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mott.
Alvin had a very strong work ethic which he carried throughout his life. He often talked about growing up during the Dirty Thirty’s and how tough times were. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.
Grateful for having shared in Alvin’s life are his wife, Alice, of Mott,N.D., two daughters and sons-in-law, Myra and Dennis Hummel, Mott,N.D.; Tracy and Leslie Ivarie, Hartley, Iowa; three grandchildren, Shannon Hummel, Jason (Rebecca) Hummel and Tonie Ivarie (fiance Maroni Toone); five great grandchildren, Noah Nelson, Carter and Mataya Holtz and Adwyn and Astrid Hummel; two brothers and five sisters-in-law, Harold and Judy Wiedmer, Harry and Maryann Wiedmer, all of Tioga, N.D., Judy Wiedmer, Ariz., Loris Wiedmer, Sidney, Mont., Irene Wiedmer, Kansas; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Edna and Donald Hanson, Walla Walla, Wash., Thelma Rucker, Montgomery, Texas, and Helen Metz, Bismarck, N.D., and a brother-in-law; Ervin Brackel, Kalispell, Mont.; and many nieces and nephews.
Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, his four brothers and one sister-in-law, Rueben, Norman, Toby and Tony Wiedmer, two sisters and three brothers-in-law, Elsie and Leonard Long and Floraine and Elmer Sprecher, and Arnold Metz, and a grandson, Christopher Ivarie.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.