Jerry Weidendorf, of Mora, died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at FirstLight Health System in Mora. He was 81 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 23rd at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
VISITATION will be one hour prior to the funeral on Monday at the funeral home.
INTERMENT will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Jerry Lee Weidendorf, of Mora, passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the FirstLight Health System in Mora. He was 81 years old.
Jerry was born July 6, 1933 in Braham, Minnesota to parents Herman and Ethel (Monson) Weidendorf. A member of the United States Armed Forces, Jerry was stationed in Schwäb Hall in the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany with the Army’s 887th Battalion during the Korean War. He was awarded for his work in radio communications with the HQ Battalion’s 775th Field Artillery Battery. He was honorably discharged from the Army on May 15, 1961 and made his way back to Mora, Minnesota where he lived out his life in the house he built with his own hands.
Jerry was a hard-working and devoted father, grandfather and husband. A fisherman, birdwatcher and fine craftsman, he made his entire adult living as a carpenter, following in the footsteps of his own father.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law Gerald Strating.
He is survived by daughters, Sheila Weidendorf and Shari Weidendorf; grandchildren, Jordan Davis, Olivia Faith-Kobs, Noah Faith-Kobs, Devyn Clark, Aurora Faith-Feyma, Lauryn Clark and Ada Rose Faith-Feyma; his former spouse Hope Weidendorf; sister, Jane Strating; as well as many other relatives and friends.
A funeral Service was held on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora with Rev. Rob Pesola officiating. Casket bearers were Jerry Strating, Jon Linder, Todd Linder, Dale Voge, Devyn Clark, and Mike Cashman. Interment was in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora. Military Honors were provided by the Mora American Legion. Arrangements were by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral home of Mora.