Frederick Franklin "Fred" Wildemann
1930 - 2021
Frederick "Fred" Franklin Wildemann

Fred Wildemann, 90, of Forest, Va., passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 2, 2021, in Lynchburg, Va. He was born on February 7, 1930, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of the late Frederick Andrew and Rilla Anita Wildemann.

Fred is survived by his wife, Kathryn Carwile Wildemann of Forest, Va.; a daughter, Theresia A. Teague of Madison Heights, Va.; granddaughters, Christina G. Humphries and husband, Kenneth, of Montebello, Va., Brianna C. Teague of Bel Air, Md.; grandson, Brandon S. Teague of Chesapeake, Va.; sister-in-law, Peggy Stinnett of Lynchburg, Va.; niece, Myra-Beth Trent and husband, Kevin, of Brookneal, Va.; along with a number of nieces, nephews and cousins, most living in West Virginia.

He was predeceased by a sister, Marjorie Jennings of Ft. Ashby, W.Va.

Fred served his country for four years in the Army of Occupation in Germany. On completion of his military service he attended West Virginia University under the GI bill where he earned his Pharmacy degree. He practiced his profession for 42 years, during which he belonged to numerous professional organizations before retiring from Rite-Aid Corp.

Fred was an active member of Elks Lodge No. 321 where he was a long-time volunteer for Friday Night Bingo. His Elks membership spanned over 65 years. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge No. 136, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., for over 50 years, and belonged to Lynchburg American Legion Post No. 16.

Fred loved the outdoors and spent many hours tending to his yard and flower gardens. He was also an avid reader and enjoyed relaxing with a good mystery.

Fred attended Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church until health issues no longer allowed him to. Fred's family will miss his strength and quiet love, guidance and care.

In accordance with Fred's wishes visitation will be for family only and services will be private.

In lieu of flowers please consider The Salvation Army and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Published by The News & Advance on Jan. 10, 2021.
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I am truly sorry to learn of Fred's passing. Oh my...just hearing his name takes me so many years back. I used to work with Fred many years ago at People's Drug Store. He was such a kind man of whom I respected very much. I lost track of Fred over the years but always hoped that he was doing well. What a blessing to have Fred that many years!!! Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers. Sincerely, Sue Pfeiffer (I was probably a Greene when I worked with Fred)
Sue Hall Pfeiffer
January 11, 2021