Fred L. Wiedower, 75, passed peacefully at his home in Wellington, Kansas on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 with his wife and two children by his side. Born on October 8, 1945 in Stafford, Kansas, to Ed and Alma (Harbeson) Wiedower, he graduated from Caldwell High School in 1963. Fred attended Ark City Junior College for two years and then went to Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma, earning his A & P license. For 47 years, he worked for Welco-Tect Aerospace.
While living in Tulsa, Fred met and fell in love with Rose Ann Huff. Fred worked as an orderly at the hospital that Rose Ann served as a candy striper. They married on May 17, 1975 and celebrated 46 years of marriage on Monday, May 17, 2021. Together, they raised two children, Sarah and Eric.
Nothing was more important to Fred than his family and his home. Fred found immense joy sharing in the lives of his wife, children, and grandchildren. Fred and Rose Ann spent countless vacations together at Silver Dollar City but most importantly enjoyed the quiet moments together in their home. Neighbors and friends often waved at Fred sitting on his front porch, enjoying his coffee and spoiling the neighborhood cats. He founded the Fred Red Club during Eric’s high school football career, spoiled his grandchildren in endless ways, and delighted the neighborhood kids with his Halloween antics. When his daughter achieved her PhD and his son became a medical doctor, no one beamed more proudly than Fred.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Alma Wiedower, sister Donna Neal, and brother Ken Wiedower.
Surviving to honor his memory are his wife Rose Ann of Wellington, daughter Sarah Lyon, son-in-law Andrew, and grandchildren Drew and Ava of Baldwin City, Kansas, and son Eric Wiedower and Christen Coleman of Memphis, Tennessee, and granddog Kit and grandcat Sara.
A private family graveside service was held on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the Caldwell City Cemetery in Caldwell, Kansas with Pastor Sallie Shore officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Wellington Humane Society or Harry Hynes Hospice and sent in care of the mortuary.
RoseAnn and family..My
Wilda Miller - 05/20/2021
RoseAnn and family..My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Fred was a very great man..He was one of the best bosses I have ever had. So caring and loving. He will be greatly missed.
I absolutely love the
Jake Vander Velde - 05/20/2021
I absolutely love the Wiedower fam and especially Fred. I was a pledge brother of Eric and thoroughly enjoyed the many Dad’s weekends getting to hang with Fred. He always had so much fun with Eric and all of us and we had even more fun with him. I also remember our epic trip to Wellington and how welcome they made us feel and the great times we had (in spite of me totaling my moms car on the trip out there, lol). What an amazing man. My heart is sorrowful and heavy, but also filled with fun memories and love. Sending lots of love to the Wiedower fam, in particular Rose Ann, Eric, and Sarah.
I cannot tell you the sadness
Peggy Ternes - 05/20/2021
I cannot tell you the sadness that I feel about Fred's passing. I pray for the Family. Fred was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed.
Rose Ann & family
Julie Ackerson - 05/21/2021
So very sorry to hear of Fred
Glenda Wright - 05/21/2021
So very sorry to hear of Fred's passing. I worked at GEC in 1993-1994 as a temp and Fred was always so very nice to everyone. God definitely gained another angel. Thoughts and prayers sent to family. ~ Glenda and Brian Wright
Fred was one-of-a-kind and
Rex & Pat Morgan - 05/21/2021
Fred was one-of-a-kind and one of the best. He was one of the first first persons I met when we moved to Wellington in 1970. Together we made work a fun place. We always got the work done and had fun at the same time. Our prayers are with his family. Rex and Pat Morgan
Rosanne, so sad for your loss
Rita Storms Str... - 05/22/2021
Rosanne, so sad for your loss. Mom and Dad always saw you both as extensions of our family. You are in our prayers this day.
So sorry for your loss.
Becky & Mike Br... - 05/22/2021
Pre-covid, Fred used to visit my grandpa Jim King at Homestead on a regular basis. I was fortunate on a number of occasions to join the visit and saw first hand how much Grandpa enjoyed seeing Fred. It was so kind of Fred to reach out and stay in touch the way he did. He will undoubtedly be missed by many. Becky
My heart hurts for you
Phyllis Storms’... - 05/22/2021
Dearest Rose Ann, Saddest news. My heart breaks for you and the kids. Fred was such a great neighbor and friend to Mom and Dad. You are in my prayers. Love ❤️ Phyllis
Randy Fast - 05/22/2021
Fred was a good friend of my brother Rudy Joe and myself at our Caldwell High School days. Rest in peace Fred. We had some good times back then.
RoseAnn, Sarah, & Eric
Katherine Koehn - 05/25/2021
My deepest sympathies and condolences to you all. Fred was such a Wonderful person and truly a joy to know. Please know you are all in my prayers.