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 Wilfred “Will” Wehner

Wilfred “Will” Wehner

Birth
Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Death 12 Feb 2017 (aged 76)
Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Burial Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Plot Block 51, Sec14 Lot1 Sp3
Memorial ID 176335111 · View Source
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Wilfred Wehner
July 3, 1940 - February 12, 2017

Wildred Wehner, 76, of Longmont, died February 12, 2017 at his home.

Wilfred (Will) Wehner was born in Flint, Michigan, to parents Paul and Elfriede, who immigrated to the U.S. from Germany between WWI and WWII because of the political climate. When he was 5, the family moved to Denver, Colorado. He was the oldest of 5 boys. Will learned to speak German initially, but the family switched to speaking English at home when he went to school.

He graduated from Denver South High School and from University of Denver with a B.S. in Accounting. His family attended Englewood Nazarene Church and, when he was 20 years old, his father took him and two of his brothers to the Arvada Nazarene church in an effort to find "suitable mates." It was as part of this experience that he first met Kathy, although she dated one of his brothers first. Will and Kathy were married in September 1963. In 1970, Will and Kathy moved to Longmont where they faithfully attended the Longmont Nazarene Church. He served as a board member and church treasurer for most of those years. He was a faithful Bible reader and prayer warrior, and prayed daily for his family. Will was a member of the Gideons International and was active in this ministry until 2016, because he strongly believed in getting the Word of God into people's hands to read for themselves. He actively participated in the Promise Keepers movement and attended all the conferences in the Denver/ Boulder area. He kept his promises, honored his commitments, and finished what he started, no matter the cost.

His first job was as an accountant for Ideal Cement Company in Denver. In 1967 he took a job with IBM in Boulder, worked there for 25 years and retired in 1992. In the mean time, he had started an income tax business, which grew after leaving IBM. He also joined Primerica Financial Services as an insurance and investment representative and enjoyed counseling people on financial matters. He continued these businesses until 2016.

Will enjoyed hunting, camping with his family, fishing and tying flies. Rainbow trout was his favorite catch. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, and had a special fondness for Babe Ruth and Micky Mantle. He also enjoyed cheering for the Rockies and was a die-hard Broncos fan since they first became a team in 1960. His passion for cars, especially those from the first half of the 1900's, resulted in an interesting project. After finding a bullet-ridden carcass of a 1926 Model T coupe in a ravine, he hauled it out and began collecting parts for it. His desire to restore this car to its original condition came to fruition with his brother Paul's help in the late 1990's. The amount of money and time spent on the car far exceeded its finished value, but the project was important to him because it represented his belief that something utterly dead and broken could be resurrected back to life, the same way that Jesus resurrects us back to life.

Will is survived by his wife Kathy, three children Melody, Michelle, and Jeremy, grandchildren Catherine, Elizabeth, Nathaniel, Nicolina and Noah, and three brothers Paul, Carl and Gordon. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Elfriede and brother LeRoy Wehner.

Will's life is a prime example of a person who finishes well. He battled valiantly against cancer for more than three years, and fought the good fight of faith until the very end. He will always be remembered for his steadfastness and leaves behind him a great legacy of faith.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Howe Mortuary Chapel, Longmont. Funeral services will follow at 10:00 am on Friday, February 17 at the Nazarene Church of Longmont. A private burial will be held at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery.

Published in Longmont Times-Call on Feb. 16, 2017


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  • Created by: R McHenry
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176335111
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilfred “Will” Wehner (3 Jul 1940–12 Feb 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176335111, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by R McHenry (contributor 47507136) .