Charles T. (Tom) Weidner, 62
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Charles T. (Tom) Weidner, 62, of Frankfort, passed away at his home peacefully on April 6, 2013, after a brief illness. Born November 14, 1950, to Chas Weidner, Jr. and Eileen (Garrison) Weidner, he grew up in Mulberry, but lived the majority of his adult life in Frankfort. He formerly attended and was confirmed at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Mulberry.
Tom was a 1968 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School and received an Associates Degree from Fort Wayne Business College. He married Ruth E. Underwood on June 2, 1971, in Frankfort. He served in the United States Air Force from September 1970 to August 1977 attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was stationed in Grand Forks, ND, Bitburg ABS, Germany, and Grissom AFB.
Tom was a passionate, caring man with an undeniable work ethic. He was employed in the finance industry as an associate of Leavell & Bates from August 1977 to October 1993. He co-owned and operated Bruno's Swiss Chalet, along side his wife of 41 years, from November 18, 1982 to November 9, 2003. He continued to carry on the legacy of Bruno's, working part time since May 2004 for the new owners.
Tom was an avid sports fan whose passions included playing golf, traveling and supporting his family in all their endeavors. He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Underwood) Weidner of Frankfort; daughter Tanya Weidner of Frankfort, son Geoff (Stephanie) Weidner of Westfield; sister Roz (John) Moore of West Lafayette, brother Ted Weidner of West Lafayette; and two grandsons, Mason and Jack Weidner. He was preceded in death by his parents; and infant twin sons.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at Goodwin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 11 at 11 a.m., with his brother-in-law, John Moore, officiating. Tom will be laid to rest at Bunnell Cemetery immediately following the funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County
. Condolences may be expressed online at goodwinfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Journal & Courier from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2013