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Howard Quenton Wehrman

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Howard Quenton Wehrman

Birth
Death
19 Feb 2011 (aged 86)
Burial
Montgomery City, Montgomery County, Missouri, USA Add to Map
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Son of Leslie Homer Wehrman
and Gladden Catherine Hickerson

Husband of Merle Winter

Father of:
1. Lynne Wehrman
2. Marla Wehrman
3. Neil Wehrman

Obituary
Howard Quenton Wehrman of Montgomery City, Mo. died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at the Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo. He was born 86 years ago on May 29, 1924 near Montgomery City to Leslie Homer and Gladden Catherine Hickerson Wehrman. On Sept. 10, 1944 Howard married Merle Winter at the Buell United Methodist Church in Buell, Mo.

Even as a child, Howard loved flying. He would run out of the school house whenever he heard a plane flying over. His first plane ride was off a field west of Montgomery City. Howard began taking flying lessons while he was stationed in Little Rock, Ark. during World War II. After completing his tour of duty with the Army in Panama, he chose farming as a career. Howard and Merle moved to the farm where Merle was raised. he continued to live there until his recent hospitalization.

Over the following years he continued to pursue his goal to become a private pilot by getting up early on Sunday morning, driving to Mexico, Mo. for flying lessons, and returning in time for church services. At the age of 40, Howard opened Wehrman Aviation Service while continuing to farm. It eventually grew into his full-time business.
Over the years, Howard shared his love of flying with over 400 students. Fourteen of his students became commercial airline pilots including his son, Neil, and his grandson, Eric, both of whom he taught to fly. Howard clocked over 20,000 hours of flying time during his life.

Howard and Merle were Missouri Flying Farmers members. Howard was awarded the pilot of the year in 1973. In earlier years he was active in Young Farmers and as a 4-H project leader.

Howard loved to sing, especially at church. He started dating Merle after they sang a duet for a friend's wedding. For many years, he was in a local barbershop quartet.
The Buell United Methodist Church had a special place in Howard's life. He was a lifelong member of the church which his grandfather helped build. Howard helped build the Sunday School addition. At the time of his death he was serving as Sunday school superintendent, a position which he held for many, many years.


Those who will miss Howard include his wife of 66 years, Merle; daughters, Lynne Wehrman of St. Louis and Marla (Bob ) Morrow of Montgomery City; son, Neil (Kathy) Wehrman of Parker, Colo.; grandchildren, Andy (Vennis) Yu of Hong Kong, Leah (Lee) Deeds of Granger, Iowa, Melissa (Greg) Koss of Milwaukee, Wis. and Eric Wehrman of Atlanta, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Anakin Yu, Jason, Nathan and Caleb Deeds; one brother, Wendell (Karen) Wehrman of Centralia; one sister-in-law, Betty Wehrman; one brother-in-law, Everett Clark; many nieces and nephews, friends, neighbors and students.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Brent; and his brother, Donald Wehrman; and sister, Catherine Clark.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Buell United Methodist Church in Buell, Mo. Interment will be in the Montgomery City Cemetery in Montgomery City. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City, Mo. Casketbearers include Larry Wehrman, David Wehrman, Stan Carroz, Jim Davis, John Welker, and Matt Kelley. Honorary casketbearers include Orville Welker and Daryl Cobb.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Christian Wings for the World or to the Charity of One's Choice, c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, MO 63361.

The family may share stories, memories or condolences at www.schlankerfuneralhome.com
Copyright 2011 Mexico Ledger. Some rights reserved

Son of Leslie Homer Wehrman
and Gladden Catherine Hickerson

Husband of Merle Winter

Father of:
1. Lynne Wehrman
2. Marla Wehrman
3. Neil Wehrman

Obituary
Howard Quenton Wehrman of Montgomery City, Mo. died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at the Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo. He was born 86 years ago on May 29, 1924 near Montgomery City to Leslie Homer and Gladden Catherine Hickerson Wehrman. On Sept. 10, 1944 Howard married Merle Winter at the Buell United Methodist Church in Buell, Mo.

Even as a child, Howard loved flying. He would run out of the school house whenever he heard a plane flying over. His first plane ride was off a field west of Montgomery City. Howard began taking flying lessons while he was stationed in Little Rock, Ark. during World War II. After completing his tour of duty with the Army in Panama, he chose farming as a career. Howard and Merle moved to the farm where Merle was raised. he continued to live there until his recent hospitalization.

Over the following years he continued to pursue his goal to become a private pilot by getting up early on Sunday morning, driving to Mexico, Mo. for flying lessons, and returning in time for church services. At the age of 40, Howard opened Wehrman Aviation Service while continuing to farm. It eventually grew into his full-time business.
Over the years, Howard shared his love of flying with over 400 students. Fourteen of his students became commercial airline pilots including his son, Neil, and his grandson, Eric, both of whom he taught to fly. Howard clocked over 20,000 hours of flying time during his life.

Howard and Merle were Missouri Flying Farmers members. Howard was awarded the pilot of the year in 1973. In earlier years he was active in Young Farmers and as a 4-H project leader.

Howard loved to sing, especially at church. He started dating Merle after they sang a duet for a friend's wedding. For many years, he was in a local barbershop quartet.
The Buell United Methodist Church had a special place in Howard's life. He was a lifelong member of the church which his grandfather helped build. Howard helped build the Sunday School addition. At the time of his death he was serving as Sunday school superintendent, a position which he held for many, many years.


Those who will miss Howard include his wife of 66 years, Merle; daughters, Lynne Wehrman of St. Louis and Marla (Bob ) Morrow of Montgomery City; son, Neil (Kathy) Wehrman of Parker, Colo.; grandchildren, Andy (Vennis) Yu of Hong Kong, Leah (Lee) Deeds of Granger, Iowa, Melissa (Greg) Koss of Milwaukee, Wis. and Eric Wehrman of Atlanta, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Anakin Yu, Jason, Nathan and Caleb Deeds; one brother, Wendell (Karen) Wehrman of Centralia; one sister-in-law, Betty Wehrman; one brother-in-law, Everett Clark; many nieces and nephews, friends, neighbors and students.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Brent; and his brother, Donald Wehrman; and sister, Catherine Clark.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Buell United Methodist Church in Buell, Mo. Interment will be in the Montgomery City Cemetery in Montgomery City. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City, Mo. Casketbearers include Larry Wehrman, David Wehrman, Stan Carroz, Jim Davis, John Welker, and Matt Kelley. Honorary casketbearers include Orville Welker and Daryl Cobb.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Christian Wings for the World or to the Charity of One's Choice, c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, MO 63361.

The family may share stories, memories or condolences at www.schlankerfuneralhome.com
Copyright 2011 Mexico Ledger. Some rights reserved



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