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Emma Wiedemann, 104, of Sheboygan, passed away on Saturday morning, June 22, 2013 at Morningside Nursing Home.
Emma was born May 3, 1909 in Rhinewald, Russia to Ludwig and Maria (Neuwirth) Kunstmann and came to the United States at the age of 6 months.
On November 29, 1930, Arthur Majewski and Emma Kunstmann were united in marriage. He preceded her in death on March 11, 1935. On May 11, 1940, Leonhard Wiedemann and Emma Majewski were united in marriage at St. John's United Church of Christ. He preceded her in death on November 2, 1981.
She went to work at Polar Ware Company at the age of fifteen for six years and later furthered her employment at Wigwam for another six years until her retirement.
Emma was an active member of St. John's United Church of Christ. She was also a former Pigeon River Homemaker, Dank Member, and a Navy Mother.
She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, quilting, camping, fishing, and spending time with her family.
Emma is survived by a daughter, June (Clarence) Lallemont of Sheboygan; four sons, Joseph (Jeanette) Wiedemann of New Holstein, Leonhard Wiedemann and Albert Wiedemann, both of Sheboygan, and Jerry (Karen) Wiedemann of Howards Grove; nine grandchildren, Susan Conn and friend, Wayne, Michael (Boonanee) Lallemont, Dawn (Richard) Navis, Brian (Dee) Lallemont, Jay Wiedemann, Keith Wiedemann, Joseph (Tracy) Wiedemann, Lisa Wiedemann, Stacy (Matt) Gerold; fourteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Kunstmann; a sister, Marie Wiegand; two infant brothers; and three grandchildren's spouses.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Friday, June 28, 2013 at St. John's United Church of Christ, 1248 Lincoln Ave. Rev. Gregory S. Whelton will officiate. A time of visitation and support will be held on Friday from 9:30 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
A memorial fund has been established in her name.
Emma's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caregivers at Morningside Nursing Home and St. Nicholas Hospital Home Hospice for the care and compassion shown to her.
To sign the guestbook, light a candle, and/or send flowers in memory of Emma visit, www.ballhornchapels.com
Published in Sheboygan Press on June 25, 2013