Howard Dale Weideman, 102 of Elkhart, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020 at Greenleaf Health Care in Elkhart. Howard was born on June 26, 1917 in Chicago, IL to Glen and Martha Weideman. He married Elizabeth O. “Betty” Stembel on June 2, 1940 in Elkhart.
Howard was a member of Clark Memorial Church in Elkhart. He was a 77-year member of Kane Lodge #183, F. & A. M., and had served as its Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 1983. His other memberships included Elkhart Commandery #31, Chapter #101 and Council #79 of the York Rite. In addition, he was a member of the Starlight Chapter #181 OES and the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. Howard was distinguished in Freemasonry by being an elected member of the Yeoman of York #5 and K.Y.C.H. #8. Howard retired from Federal Paper Board. He loved serving his friends in the Amish community, where he would drive them to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago. He was a very humble and loving man; he always appreciated the smaller things in life.
Howard is survived by his daughters, Barbara (David) Mills of Ovid, MI and Nancy (Jack Jr.) Wait of Elkhart, his son, Thomas (Nanci) Weideman of Hoover, AL ; grandchildren, Jonathon (Lori) Martin, Jami Foreback, Lisa Martin Bergroth, Brenton (Jennifer) Jones, Ryan (Vicki) Jones, Cara (Ara) Dombourian, Lynn Weideman, Bradley Weideman, Aaron (Kami) Wait, Andrew (Bethany) Wait and Alex (Jenna) Wait; 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-greatgrandchildren. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his daughter, Beth Ann Jones and his brother, Roy Weideman.
A celebration of life service for Howard will be held at a later date. Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home is assisting the Weideman family. Memorial donations may be given to the Salvation Army, 300 North Main Street, Elkhart, IN 46516.
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