Funeral services for Glenn A. Wedekind, 94, of Madison, will be Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Madison. Susan Urbanec, PMA and Reverend Cliff Branson will officiate. The visitation will be Friday, April 2, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Resseguie Funeral Home in Madison. The burial with military honors will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Madison. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 35, VFW Post 5763, Nebraska Army National Guard Honor Guard, and the American Legion Riders. Services will be livestreamed on the Home for Funerals website. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Resseguie Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Glenn passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at his home.
Glenn was born September 2, 1926, to Henry and Maybel (Nelson) Wedekind on a farm near Newman Grove. Glenn went to District 55 School until 8th grade. He then attended high school, graduating at age 17, from Newman Grove High School in 1943. He studied agriculture for two years at the University of Nebraska. At age 18, he was drafted into the army for World War II, but due to a mild medical condition he could not be a foot soldier. He still wanted to serve his country so he went to California to serve where he could. While living in LA, he worked at Landendorf Bakery until his birth certificate arrived in the mail. He was then able to help build Army Aircraft in California. He then entered the U.S. Army Air Force and enlisted for 3 years, where he trained to be part of the Invasion of Japan until the atomic bombs were dropped and World War II ended. When his military service finished, he returned to Nebraska to farm. He was involved in Rural Youth where he met and later married Marjorie L. Krueger on October 20, 1955, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Madison. They made their first home in Central City, Nebraska. In 1965, they moved their family of 4 children to Madison. Glenn loved farming the family farm near Humphrey, Central City, and Missouri, owning a Texaco Gas Station in Central City, Nebraska, selling Prairie Valley Seed Corn, being a sales representative for Koyker Manufacturing, and buying and selling farm equipment as Wedekind Ag Sales. He was blessed with 48 years of marriage to Marjorie. His children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were the love of his life. Glenn married Audrey Fuchs in 2007 after Margie’s passing in 2003. They enjoyed 13 years of marriage.
The most important thing to Glenn was his family and accepting Jesus as his Savior. He wanted others to know that they could have the assurance of heaven because of Jesus’ death on the cross for them. Jesus wiped the slate of our sin clean and gives us new life when we place our trust in Him alone. Glenn knew that after his death he was bound for Heaven and wanted others to know they don’t have to hope. They can know they are going to heaven if they give their life to Jesus.
He is survived by daughters, Eloise (Robert) Myers of Plainview, NE, Glenda (Guy) Robinson of Apple Valley, CA, Heidi (Nathan) Rast of Newman Grove, NE; wife, Audrey Fuchs of Omaha, NE; sister, Wanda Kreitman of Chadron, NE; brother, Don (Laura Jo) Wedekind of Louisville, NE; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Glenn is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie; in-laws, Paul, Homer, and Mayme; grandson, Michael John Myers; siblings, infant twins at birth; and son, Matthew.
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