Elmer F. Werdeo
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Elmer F. Werdeo, 82, of Kiel, died Tuesday morning, March 26, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, from complications of surgery.
He was born February 13, 1931 in Charlesburg, son of the late Mathew & Helen (Wendel) Werdeo.
Elmer was a 1949 graduate of Kiel High School and continued his education at Green Bay Barber School, graduating in 1958.
He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army serving his country in the Korean War from 1951-1953.
On October 22, 1955 he married Rose Ann Fuhrmann at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Marytown.
Elmer was a barber in Kiel from 1959 until his retirement in 1995.
He was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Kiel and the Badger Tri-County VFW Post #6707, serving as a past commander. He also was a former member of Quit Qui Oc Monday Night Golf League & Badger Creek Senior League as well as a former member of the Kiel Auto Body Bowling Team and Saturday Night Couples League. In 1968 he established the Kiel Horseshoe League.
Elmer enjoyed playing cards, bingo, jigsaw puzzles and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Rose Ann of Kiel, four children; Steve (Eileen) Werdeo, Kiel, Susan (Mark) Quinn, Neenah, Karen (Gary) Schwartz, Kiel, Michael (Sue) Werdeo, Antigo and seven grandchildren: Sara (Eric) Mitchell, Duane Werdeo, Ryan & Leah Quinn, Lisa (Brian) Kienbaum, Jenny (fiance, Tyler Henke) Schwartz and Tracy Schwartz. He is further survived by four great grandchildren; Kylie Mitchell, Ben, Brady & Olivia Kienbaum, three brothers; Ronald (Darlene) Werdeo, Bob Sr. (Arlene) Werdeo, Ken (Kathy) Werdeo, one sister, Barbara (Clarence) Marx, sisters-in-law, JoAnn Werdeo, Esther Fuhrmann, brother-in-law, Lyle Fuhrmann, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Jeanette (Alvin) Strickland and brother, Dan Werdeo.
The funeral Mass for Elmer will be celebrated at 6:00 pm, Monday, April 1, 2013 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 413 Fremont St., Kiel with Rev. Loren Nys S.D.S. officiating.
Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Family and friends may call at the church on Monday from 2:00 pm until 5:45 pm when brief family rites will take place.
Kiel VFW Post #6707 will conduct military services following the Mass.
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, Kiel is assisting the family.
Online condolences at www.meiselwitzfh.com
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Mar. 28, 2013