Benjamin (Bennie) Fred Wiedrich

Dec. 12, 1925 - Oct. 2, 2013 -

Ben Wiedrich died on Oct. 2.

He was born and raised on a farm north of Beulah, N.D., on Dec. 12, 1925. In April 1955, he moved his family to Oregon and lived in Portland until moving to Oregon City in 1970. He married Cleo Herndon in 1996.

Mr. Wiedrich is survived by: children, DuWayne Michael (Norma), Geraldine Marie Keeler (George), LaVonne Irene Priester, Eileen Donna and Janet Kay Estoup (Michael); eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene, and five of his siblings.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 720 Jefferson St., Oregon City. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in his name to Zion Lutheran Church where he was a member for 58 years.