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Weidhuner, Homer

d. April 27, 2012

Homer Weidhuner, age 81, of Greenview, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

nHomer is survived by his wife Anna Weidhuner; a daughter Kathryn (Mark) Schreiner of Greenview; a son, Karl (Dawn) Weidhuner of Greenview; six grandchildren, Ashlei and Evan Birch, Allison, Amanda, and Austin Weidhuner, and Nicole Schreiner; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Carol Birch.

Homer was born July 15, 1930 in Sherman, Illinois, the son of Fred A. and Tina Simmering Weidhuner.

He married Anna Albers on June 25, 1955. Homer was a livestock farmer for all his life. He served on the Zion Lutheran Church Board, the L.G. Co-op Board, and the Menard Rural Water Co-op Board, Greenview School Board, and the Middletown State Bank Board. Homer was a member of the Pork Council, FBFM Board and Menard County Pork Producers.

He graduated from Middletown High School and enjoyed operating his antique tractors.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 PM on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens. An additional visitation will be held from 9:00 until time of funeral service at 10:00 on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Zion Lutheran Church in New Holland.

Rev. Charles Olander will be officiating.

Burial will be held at Walnut Ridge Cemetery near Middletown.

Memorials can be made to the Zion Lutheran Church in New Holland.

The family would like to thank all the doctors and medical staff for their care and kindness given to Homer.


  1. I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Homer told me I worked too fast and the jobs he gave me where to last all day, but were done by noon. He was much to many and knew what hard work was all about, as did his father Fred. To these two great men and in my life, they were icons to what American Agriculture and our Great Nation should still stand for. Homer will be missed, and to Annie, Karl, Kathy, I can only think that there will be hog houses for me to treat when I get to heaven, and see them both.

    you are all in my thoughts and prayers,


  3. We are very sorry for your loss and Homer will be missed very much. He always made us smile.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Homer’s passing. I remember Homer as a cheerful and talkative neighbor when I worked for Loren Theilen on the Jim Meyer’s farm, next to your farm 50 years ago. I use to look forward to our visits, whether across the fence or neighborly visits. I still can remember, as if it was yesterday, Homer, Loren and Erwin Alert’s laughter, which could be heard for a half mile, I know. Homer was always polite to me and I admired him greatly. After I left the area, I always wanted to come back and visit, but never did and now a half century has flew by. My! Where has the time went? Seemed only yesterday that I lived just north and down the hill from the Irish Grove Church. My deepest condolences go out to all of you.

  5. I am very sorry for your loss. I will always remember his smile and laugh. My prayer are with all of you during this time of loss.

  6. Dear Anna and family. I was so sorry to learn of your loss. Homer was a great person, and I know how much he loved his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. So sorry to hear of Homer’s passing. He was one of the first people we met when we moved to the area nearly 20 years ago and he will be truly missed. We really enjoyed our interactions with Homer and Anna through the years, especially at the elevator when Homer was hauling in grain or on the blacktop, when Homer would stop visit while we were on an evening walk. Our prayers with Anna, Karl, Kathryn, and their families.

  8. I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with your family now.

  9. We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family during this time and always.

  10. Anna we were sorry to hear of Homer’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

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