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Daniel Thomas Wiedenhoeft, 70, Kokomo, passed away at 9:13 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at his home. He was born Nov. 6, 1946, in Peru, to Daniel Frank and Rose Marie (Tully) Wiedenhoeft. On July 11, 1970, he married Janice Kay Hoover at St. Charles Catholic Church in Peru, and she survives.
Daniel graduated from Peru High School in 1965 and served in the United States Army from 1967 to 1969 with an 18-month deployment in Germany. In 1973, he graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in education and went on to earn his master's degree in education from Ball State University. He was employed by Kokomo-Center Schools at Lafayette Park, where he taught middle school special education and coached boys and girls basketball, football, track and cross-country for 27 years before retiring in June of 2003. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Retired Teachers Association.
In addition to his wife, Janice Kay Wiedenhoeft, he is survived by his son, Brian Daniel (Amy) Wiedenhoeft; daughter, Brandi Danielle Wiedenhoeft; grandsons, Bradley Allen Brown, Thomas DeHaven Wiedenhoeft and Andrew Hoover Wiedenhoeft; granddaughters, Bailey Rose Wiedenhoeft, Emma Criswell Wiedenhoeft and Brooklyn Kay Bagwell; and sister, Edna Ellen Sherrick.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington St., with the Rev. Father Brian Dudzinski the celebrant. Military honors will be provided by the United States Army and the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team. Private burial will take place in St. Charles Cemetery, Peru, at a later date. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, where the rosary will be offered at 5:30 p.m. There will also be visitation from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kokomo Urban Outreach, www.kokomourbanoutreach.org, or to Catholic Charities USA Hurricane Harvey Relief online at www.catholiccharitiesusa.org. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on September 8, 2017
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