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Onno Cornelius Wieringa(1924 - 2013)

Onno Cornelius Wieringa

Conrad —Onno Cornelius Wieringa - October 16, 1924 - July 19, 2013

Onno was pleasantly surprised that he lived to see 88. He passed peacefully at the Conrad Hospital - only having been a patient there one other time.

Onno wrote a few things about his life that he wanted us to pass along.

- Born in Conrad at 509 S. Main

- Graduated from Conrad High School in 1942

- Served Honorably in the 10th Mountain Division of the US Army from 1942-45

- Married Joyce Madeline Gordon in 1948 and they had three sons - Onno, Ridge and Kurt

- Joyce and Onno had 7 grandchildren - Siri Anna, Onno, Ashton, Josh, Jarrett, Durgen and Grady

- He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce in 2003, parents Onno and Anna, sisters Labbertha, Francis and Catherine.

- He had three dogs - Duke, Shed and Lolipop

- Onno worked with Troop 31 of the Boy Scouts for 20 years

- He ran the Conrad Body Works for 50 years

- He was on a first name basis with several Fish and Game wardens

- Onno had 1000 friends and 2 that were not friends

A celebration of life for Onno and Joyce will be held when the weather cools off.




Published in Great Falls Tribune on July 28, 2013
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