Hilmer R. Weidrich, 84, of Mandan, formerly of Hazen, ND passed away after a short illness on September 4, 2020, at CHI St. Alexius, Bismarck, surrounded by his family. Services will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT at Peace Lutheran Church Hazen, ND, with Pastor Mark Martin officiating. Burial will follow at the Hazen City Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Hilmer was born on April 15, 1936, to Reinhold & Philipena (Pfeifer) Wiedrich. He grew up north of Hazen and attended rural school. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, served in France and was honorably discharged.
Hilmer worked for and retired from the United States Postal Service. He also raised & showed quarter horses for many years. He even had one of his horses go to the AQHYA World Championship Show and the AQHA World Championship Show.
He was an avid member of the Hazen Bison Boosters & enjoyed watching all of the activities & even drove the bus to many of them. He loved music whether it was playing the harmonica at the jam sessions at the Hazen City Hall, whistling a random tune or singing. He also had a knack for showing up for a visit right before lunch or dinner.
Hilmer is survived by his daughter, Leta (Don) Tupa, Bismarck; grandchildren, Brandy Peterson, Bismarck, Christopher (Erika) Bentley, San Diego, CA, Heidi Tupa (Tyler Schroeder), Fargo, and McKenzie Tupa (Ty Hagel), Mandan; great-grandchildren, Logan and Hunter Peterson, Bismarck; two sisters, Arlene Reichenberg and Bonnie Miller; one brother, Clarence (Ardella) Wiedrich; one sister-in-law, Helen Wiedrich; one brother-in-law, Hubert Sailer.
Hilmer was welcomed to heaven by his daughter, Lonnita Bentley; his parents; Reinhold & Philipena; sisters, Elda Guenthner, Regina Mohl, Selma Rathjen, Marilyn Sailer, & Viola Weisz; brothers, Arville, Duane, Edmund, Harold, Myron, & Roland.
In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the Hazen Senior Center 7th St NW, Hazen, ND 58545 or ND Veterans Cemetery, 1825 46th St, Mandan, ND 58554.
Arrangements conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Hazen and Beulah.
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