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Neil D. Wiedeman
  • The family requests that contributions be made to:
  • Childrens College Fund
    06754 New Bremen/New Knoxville Rd.
    New Bremen, OH 45869
  • State of the Heart Hospice
    230 W. Main St.
    Coldwater, OH 45828

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“Love Always ”
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“Love Always ”
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“Neil was very nice and friendly fellow during my one year in NBHS 1981-82. We had good time in basketball team - yes, Neil was a good basketball...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Timo Ritonummi - Vantaa

“I originally planned on going to Neil's viewing but have a severe sinus infection, so I wanted to let you all know that Neil was a very special...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Brian Rowland - New Bremen, OH

“Karla and family. My condolences in the loss of your husband and father. Keep his memories in your heart and share them always. Prayers to all. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Smith - Sidney, OH

“Karla,Michael,Brianna,Zach and the Wiedeman family, and the Wiedeman family, our condolences in the loss of such a kind and generous man.We were all...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Karla,to you and your family,Prayers and Thinking of you.Sue Fogt ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Neil was a special classmate and friend in high school. We shared the title of Auglaize County king and queen together and we were so proud to...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Michelle (Dicke) Langmeyer - OH

“Our sincere sympathies to the entire family. May the Almighty God grant you peace and comfort in the days and years to come. Rest in peace, Neil. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Tim May - New Bremen, OH

“Sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Dick and Jo Ansley

“Prayers . and thoughts of you Neil, Remember our working together at Russia Equity. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Gertrude Glaser - Vero Beach, FL

“I am so very sorry for your loss! May you hold all of your memories of him in your heart! ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jodi Bruggeman - St. Henry

“A student/athlete who will be remembered for his contributions to his school and community. He gave unselfishly of his time and efforts in both the...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Keith and Nancy Brooks - OH


Died on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 10:35 AM at his residence in New Bremen. He was born on May 22, 1964 in St. Marys to Gary and Emily (Harlamert) Wiedeman, who survive near New Bremen. On July 12, 1997 he married Karla Schmitmeyer who survives along with their children Michael, Brianna, and Zachary in New Bremen. Also surviving are his siblings Russ (Sheryl) Wiedeman of Ft. Jennings, Dana Blanchard, and Shelly (John) Zeller both of New Bremen, grandparents Richard and Louise Wiedeman of New Bremen, his father and mother in-law Melvin and Janet Schmitmeyer of Lake Alfred, Florida, and in laws: Karen (Mark) Francis of Centerville, Kathy (Scott) Elson of Ludlow Falls, Kelly (Brian) Aufderhaar of Anna, along with numerous nieces and nephews whom he adored.

Neil was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen. He was a 1982 graduate of New Bremen High School where he played on the high school basketball and baseball teams and was an active member of the FFA organization. Neil was a 1987 graduate of The Ohio State University where he majored in Agri-Economics. He worked for Trupointe Cooperative where he was a branch manager at several locations over the years. He was dedicated to his work, and was known for his outstanding customer service and caring demeanor. Neil was a loving and devoted husband and father who greatly enjoyed spending time with his wife and children and loved nothing more than seeing them smiling and happy. Neil found great joy in watching his children participate in sporting and musical activities. He especially enjoyed family vacations to Florida. Neil was a dedicated Ohio State fan and loved watching Ohio State football and basketball with his family and friends. Neil was also a devoted Cincinnati Reds, Bengals, and New Bremen Cardinals fan along with being an avid golfer. Although sports were an important part of Neil's life, music also provided Neil great enjoyment.

A celebration of Neil's life will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, with Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Inurnment will take place at the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen at a later date. Calling Hours will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 2:00 until 8:00 PM at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen, and from 9:00 until 9:45 AM at the church on Saturday. The family requests that memorial contributions be made towards the children's college fund, or to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences to the Wiedeman family may be left at

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