Herman "Bud" L. Wiss (1925 - 2017)

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Herman L. "Bud" Wiss, 91, of Vandalia, passed away at 3:35 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Jerry Bagwell officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Vera, with military rites accorded by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 of Vandalia. Visitation was to be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday and one hour before services on Thrusday, both at the church. Memorials: Holy Cross Radio Ministry, or donor's choice. Hohlt and File Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.hohltandfilefh.com.
Mr. Wiss was born on Dec. 5, 1925, in Vandalia, the son of John and Minnie (Schukar) Wiss. He married Edna Louise Mindrup on June 16, 1982.
Bud served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-46. He was the owner and operator of Wareco Gas Station, formerly Liberty Gas, in Vandalia, and was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia. He enjoyed bowling, gardening, fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Nancy and her husband Ken Gebke of Vandalia, and Becky and her husband Paul Justad of Graham, N.C.; stepsons, Randall Siebert and his wife Marie of Vandalia, and Roger Siebert and his wife Denise of McKinney, Texas; stepdaughter, Lori Hanley and her husband Mike of Edwardsville; sister, Ruth Sperlin of Vandalia; grandchildren, Tammy and her husband Brian Westendorf, Ted Thompson and his wife Angie, A.J. Justad and his wife Laura, Anton Justad and his wife Erin, Micah Justad and his wife Kristen, Andrew Justad and his wife Joshlynn, Jahde Justad, Keith Gebke and his wife Nina, Todd Gebke and his wife Gennie, Jennifer and her husband Mike Wuebbles, Matthew Warden and his friend Renee, Brady Siebert, Derek Siebert and friend Jessica, Chad Austin and his wife Mandi, Jennifer Lake, Megan and her husband Ryan Indermark, and Mike Hanley and his wife Melanie; great-grandchildren, Brandi and her husband Shawn Cripe, Brittany and her husband Tyler Ondes, Tyler Westendorf and his wife Megan, Dalton Goldsboro and his wife Raelynn, Drake Thompson and his fiancé Ashley Metzger, Gracie Morrison and friend Tim Ritchey, Lexie Morrison, Dalton Wehrle and his wife Shelby, Drew Thompson, Brandon Gebke and his wife Sarah, Caleb Gebke, Megan Gebke, Carly Gebke, Jonathan Justad, Brayden Wuebbles, Connor Wuebbles, Chayse Siebert, Benson Siebert, Cade Siebert, Quenten Austin, Garrett Austin, Bella Austin, Sydney Austin, Triston Litaker and his wife Taryn, Tiffanae Litaker, Trent Indermark, Anders Indermark, Taryn Indermark and Desmond Hanley; and great-great-grandchildren, Macy Cripe, Maddi Cripe, Thacker Cripe, Cayden Ondes, Colton Ondes, Harper Goldsboro, Hunter Westendorf, Amelia Westendorf, Decker Ritchey, Weston Wehrle, Cooper Wehrle and Kaelyn Litaker.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Todd Thompson; and a granddaughter, Laura Wiss.
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Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 11 to Oct. 18, 2017
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