Charles R. "Charlie" Weidner
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Sept. 16, 1925-Dec. 31, 2012
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Charles R. "Charlie" Weidner, age 87, of St. Cloud. Charles passed away on December 31, 2012 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Anthony Oelrich will officiate. Burial will take place in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls at a later date.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday all at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Parish prayers will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.
Charlie was born on September 16, 1925 in Regal, Minnesota to Robert and Margaret (Peters) Weidner. He graduated from Paynesville High School. Charlie then joined the United States Army and served in Germany during WWII. He later joined the National Guard and was stationed in Alaska during the Korean Conflict as a Master Sergeant. Charlie married Grace O. Wellenstein in 1954 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Charlie worked at Weidner's Plumbing and Heating until his retirement and served multiple positions on the St. Cloud Plumbing Board. He was a lifetime member of the St. Cloud East Side V.F.W. Post #4847 and St. Augustine Catholic Church in St. Cloud.
Charlie enjoyed working with stained glass, wood working, gardening and most of all, Harley Davidson Motorcycles. He treasured the time spent with his family, especially the grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Grace; children, Jack (Linda) of Evergreen, CO, Kathy (Mike) Otte of St. Cloud, Bob ( Karen) of St. Cloud, Mike (Shirley) of Porter, TX, Phil (Judy Norton) Breckenridge, CO; grandchildren, Kaylan, Dan, Jon, Michael, Lucas, Melissa, and Jenna; brother and sisters, Rose, Dolores, Tom, Sr. Bev, OSF, and Sr. Mary, OSB.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Marcelline.
A Special Thank You to the staff at both the Coborn Cancer Center and the St. Cloud Hospital for the exceptional care given to Charlie during his illness.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 2, 2013