Andrew Wiedmeier was born on October 19, 1923 in Artas, SD (Campbell County), the son of Christ and Paulina (Stadel) Wiedmeier. He attended school in Mound City, SD and then began farming.
On June 3, 1943, he married Lorraine Schneider in Herreid, SD. Andy continued to farm until he enlisted in the US Army on May 4, 1945. He was discharged on December 22, 1946 and they made their home in Java, SD (Campbell County) where he continued farming.
In the early 1950’s, they moved to West Fargo, ND. He worked for Leo Lumber in Fargo. They moved to Valley City, ND where he managed Leo Lumber, spending time between Valley City, Hunter, and West Fargo.
In 1972, they settled in Valley City where he worked various jobs until retiring in the 1980’s. Andy was a true entrepreneur. He made a lasting impression on everyone that knew him.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Valley City and was a Gideons Member for over 40 years.
Andy died at Villa Maria in Fargo, ND on January 27, 2013 at the age of 89. He is survived by his children, Peggy (Wally) Manning of Cody, WY, Randy (Dawn) Wiedmeier of Selah, WA, Wayne (Lori) Wiedmeier of Fargo, ND, and David (JoDee) Wiedmeier of Bismarck, ND; grandchildren, Megan, Morgan, Emma, Alec, and Erin; and sisters, Ann Fisher and Delphia (Norman) Van Vugt both of Hebron, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sisters, Hilda, Martha, Pauline, and Emelia; and a brother, Fred Bauer.
The funeral service for Andy will be 1:30 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2013 at the First Baptist Church, Valley City. Burial with military honors will be held in Memory Gardens near Valley City, in the spring.
Visitation will be at the Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel, Valley City, on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there beginning at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Friday an hour prior to the funeral service.
Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with handling the funeral arrangements for Andy. An online guestbook is available at www.oliver-nathanchapel.com