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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • Carl Robert Wiedow

  • Carl Robert Wiedow, age 79 of North Mankato, died on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter.
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  • Carl Robert Wiedow, age 79 of North Mankato, died on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter with Rev. Don Holmstrom officiating. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery, St. Peter. A visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. on Monday Sept. 10, 2012 at St. Peter Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Memorials may be directed toward MCHS – Mankato Hospice or the First Lutheran Church Radio Broadcast.
    Carl was born on June 26, 1933 in Granada to Robert and Frieda (Oltman) Wiedow. He was united in marriage to Vi Jahnke in 1952. He worked in custodial and boiler operation for the St. James School District and later at Immanuel-St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato until retirement. He was known to family and friends as the "guy who could fix anything"; was a devoted husband and a wonderful father. In 1976, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Bruns. They lived in North Mankato and attended church at First Lutheran in St. Peter. Carl enjoyed bowling, woodworking, playing cards and fishing.
    Carl is survived by his children: Danny Wiedow, Barb Wiedow, Cindy (Dwight) Schmidt, Steve (Paula) Bruns, Dave (Peggy) Bruns, and Curt (Julie) Bruns; daughter-in-law Judy Bruns; 13 grandchildren; sisters: Marie Adams, Melda Artner and Hilda Tietje; brother: Harry (Donna) Wiedow and many nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy in 2010, first wife Vi in 1974, sisters: Lotty and Laura Laue and Olga Janssen; brother Alvin Wiedow; son Bob Bruns; grandson: Nathan Bruns; great granddaughters, Morgan and Miranda O'Leary; and his beloved dog CD.

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