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One month to the day after the death of his bride, Theodore A. Wiedeman, age 87, passed on from this life Sept 27 after a brief illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Visitation Catholic Church, 5141 Main St. in Kansas City, MO 64112 on Saturday, Oct. 1st at 11 a.m. Interment will be held immediately following the mass at Calvary Cemetery. There will be no wake.
Ted was born on Jan. 9, 1929 in Kansas City as the second son of Walter A Wiedeman and Alice Schweiger Wiedeman. He was married on June 7, 1952, to Drolette Ann Bradley.
He is survived by his children: Ted (Molly); David; Reeves (Fifi); Alison Ward (Scott); Kurt (Kathleen); Rick (Lorena); and Amy Thompson (Mark) and 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son David, his siblings John and Anne, and his wife Drolette.
Ted was an Eagle Scout and outdoorsman and especially enjoyed fishing with his close friends, sons and grandsons. He was an avid sports fan (Chiefs, Royals & Jayhawkd ... in no particular order) and spent his retirement years as a model ship builder.
He graduated from St. Francis Xavier Elementary School and Rockhurst High School, attended Rockhurst University and graduated from the University of Kansas, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.
Professionally, Ted began a life long career in the family business, Reeves-Wiedeman Co., a plumbing and heating distributor founded in 1887 after retiring as a captain in the US Air Force. He is past president and director of the Mid-America Supply Association (MASA), past director of the national American Supply Association (ASA) and past Board of Governor for the ASA’s political action committee. Ted retired from Reeves-Wiedeman Co. as Co-Chairman of the Board in 1994.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made Ted’s name to Rockhurst High School, Rockhurst University and St Luke’s Hospital Foundation and located in Kansas City, Mo.