January 16, 1939 ~ March 27, 2021 (age 82)
John Alvin Wiedman was born January 16, 1939 on the Cameron Ranch just outside of Cripple Creek to Michael and Katherine (Jenks) Wiedman.
In 1946 the family moved to the house on Masonic Avenue in Cripple Creek where he was raised, raised children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and where he was called home on March 27, 2021.
John married his wife Linda (Groseclose) in April of 1964 in Oklahoma where he was stationed with the United States Air Force. Together they raised four children Sarah Ann (Annie), Michael John, Mary Katherine and Aaron Joseph Augustus (A.J.) all of Cripple Creek.
John was a man of faith and was a founding member of Rocky Mountain Chapel in Cripple Creek, prior to the church being built he and his wife were members of the Cripple Creek Baptist Church. He often joked about being raised a Catholic and Linda being raised a Pentacostal – saying what happens when you cross a Catholic and a Pentacostal – you get a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Linda; his parents, Mike and Katie Wiedman; his brother Bert Fisk; sister Deloris Woolwine and spouse Don; niece Bonnie Woolwine; great-niece, Amy Jo Novak, great granddaughter, Abigail Buschman; brother-inlaw, Ronald Weaver.
He is survived by his sister Leona Weaver of Woodland Park; his sister Mary (Jim) Latchaw of Monument; his children Annie, Michael, Mary and A.J., 15 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and a great great-grandchild, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and other family.
John’s funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the Mason Lodge #96, 75 Buffalo Ct., Divide, CO 80814. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Shriners. www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/donate
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