|Birth: ||Aug. 29, 1928|
|Death: ||Sep. 15, 2009|
Memorial posted online at www.Vistosomemorialchapel.com
Wayne R. Wiedman
August 29, 1928 - September 15, 2009
Raised in Norman, Oklahoma, WAYNE R. WIEDMAN, was a Lifetime Member of the National Eagle Scout Association, and a proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate, ROTC, and received his commission as Regular Army Officer in June of 1950. He served in Korea as an artillary officer, 1st Lieutenant, 2nd Infantry Division, and was honorably discharged in 1953.
He served two terms as the Executive Director of the National Association of the Sons of the American Revolution, following a three-decade career in industrial sales with Armco Steel Corporation. Wayne was active in each community in which he, and his wife of nearly 54 years, Nancy Whitenight Wiedman, lived. His activities and affiliations included 2 terms as mayor and 4 terms as city commissioner of Manor Creek, Kentucky; board member of Friends of Kentucky Archives; coordinator of the first Governor's Conference of Kentucky School and Community Partnerships; board member and officer of the Louisville Chapter Alzheimer's Association; Senior Warden and Treasurer, St. James' Episcopal Church; Treasurer, Sons of the Revolution in the Commonwealth of Kentucky; member Military Order of the World Wars and the American Legion, Oro Valley, Arizona, Post 0132.
Wayne and Nancy moved to Oro Valley, Arizona, in 2007 to be closer to daughters Kathryn (Buck) Lauer of Marana, and Mary Steed of Oro Valley, and two of their five grandchildren, Kelsey and Corey Steed.
Wayne was an organ donor registered with the National Donor Registry and his wishes were fulfilled after his death caused by complications from surgery on September 15, 2009, in Tucson, Arizona. Inurnment will be in the Columbarium at Christ the King Episcopal Church, Tucson.
Wayne's many personal attributes, known well to family and friends, include his organizational and management skills, his love of U.S. history, his penchant for "making things happen", and his unfailing sense of humor and appreciation of the absurdities of life. He was never without words, and was never, ever without a plan. He always advocated the use of "one's own good judgment" and seldom failed to follow his own advice.
Wayne was a lifelong fan of Sooner football, but cheered on the sports teams of his newly-adopted state including the University of Arizona Wildcats and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He left us earlier than we expected, but it was in keeping with his character to be on time, if not early, for all his appointments. Whatever lies in the hereafter, we expect Wayne will get everything organized for the rest of us!
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Nancy Wiedman, Spouse
Mary Steed, Daughter
Kathryn (Buck) Lauer, Daughter
Rick (Melissa) Lauer, Grandchild
Matt (Kimberly) Lauer, Grandchild
Katie (Geoff) Hughes, Grandchild
Kelsey Steed, Grandchild
Corey Steed, Grandchild
Olivia Hughes, Great-Grandchild
Michael Hughes, Great-Grandchild
Ainsley Lauer, Great-Grandchild
Aubrey Lauer, Great-Grandchild
Will Lauer, Great-Grandchild
Christ the King Episcopal Church Columbarium
Created by: Cori Hoag
Record added: Sep 19, 2009
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Added: Aug. 20, 2013
Rest in peace|
Added: Sep. 19, 2009