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Leo Wedekind

March 17, 1932 — December 30, 2011

Leo A. Wedekind, 79, of Aledo, formerly of Eliza, IL died Friday, December 30, 2011 at Mercer County Nursing Home. Services are10:30 AM Tuesday January3, 2012 at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo, IL. Burial is in the Eliza Creek Cemetery where graveside Military services will be conducted. Visitation is 4-7 PM Monday at Fippingers where Masonic Services will be conducted at 7:00 PM. Memorials may be left to Eliza Creek Community Church or Buffalo Prairie Masonic Lodge #679. On-line condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.

He was born March 17, 1932 in Drury Township, IL a son of John and Pearl Bieri Wedekind. He graduated from Reynolds High School and married Pauline R. Garmer March 22, 1953 in Eliza. She died January 2, 2008.

Leo farmed in the Eliza area retiring in 1998. He also owned and operated the Eliza Café for 12 years.

He was a member of the Eliza Community Church, the Buffalo Prairie Masonic Lodge #679, the Eliza American Legion Post #1971 and the Eliza Lions Club.

Leo was a 4-H Leader for many years. He was also very active in Republican Politics having been a former member of the Mercer County Board of Supervisors where he served as Chairman for 2 terms. He also served as Eliza Township Supervisor for over 30 years.

He is survived by 2 sons, Steve Wedekind of Eliza; Lowell (Karen) Wedekind of Illinois City, 7 grandchildren 11 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Betty Kranz of Muscatine, IA, Patty Sterner of Davenport, IA and a sister-in-law May Wedekind of Illinois City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and 2 sisters and 1 brother.


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Visitation Details

Monday, January 2nd, 2012, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Fippinger Funeral Home

Service Details

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012, 10:30am, Fippinger Funeral Home

Interment Details

Eliza Creek Cemetery

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