Michael Weidemann

Michael Weidemann
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michael Weidemann, a cherished husband, loving father, and dear friend. Michael’s journey came to an end on Sunday, July 30, 2023, at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL, leaving behind a legacy of joy and warmth that will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. He was born November 29, 1956, in East St. Louis, IL, to Virgil and Lucy, nee Molenda, Weidemann who predeceased him.

Michael embraced the beauty of outdoor life with unmatched enthusiasm, finding solace in nature’s embrace. His hard work ethic was truly inspiring, a testament to his dedication and determination in all aspects of life.

His witty humor was a constant source of joy and laughter, brightening the lives of those around him. He had a unique ability to bring smiles to faces, even in the most challenging times.

Beyond his charismatic personality, Michael’s talents as a father and husband were exceptional. He poured boundless love and care into his family, creating a home filled with love and happiness. His 43 years of marriage to Patti, nee Edwards, Weidemann, were a true testament to their enduring commitment and love for one another.

A master of the grill, Michael’s barbecuing skills were unmatched, and his famous hot wings brought people together with every delicious bite. His culinary expertise left an indelible mark on every gathering, creating lasting memories for family and friends.

Michael’s spirit will forever be cherished by his beloved wife Patti, their three sons and eight grandchildren, Michael (Jessica) Weidemann and their children, Genevieve, Gracelynn, Cadence, Hallie and Hattie, John (Misty) Weidemann, and their children, Benjamin and Megan, and Jason (Amy) Weidemann, and their daughter, Kaylee; two brothers, Ronald Weidemann and Gary (Terry) Weidemann; two sisters, Diane (Gary) Lamborn and Nancy Roher, as well as all who were fortunate enough to be part of his life’s journey.

May we find solace in the beautiful memories he leaves behind and draw strength from the love he shared.  Rest in peace, Michael Weidemann, you will be deeply missed and never forgotten.

Memorials may be made to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), 520 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 7, 2023, at the family residence, 2575 Mueller Road, Lenzburg, IL, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating. A celebration of life celebration will be held at 12 noon, following the service.


16 Comments on Michael Weidemann

Mary Barger said : Guest Report Aug 09, 2023 at 12:43 AM

Dear Patty and family and to my dear cousins., I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sad that I missed seeing Mike at our family reunions the past few years. He was always so nice and easy to talk to. I could tell how proud he was of his kids and grandkids.I know you will miss him very much. You will all be in my prayers . Love, Mary

  • Belleville
  • IL
Gary Robke said : Guest Report Aug 07, 2023 at 7:01 PM

Worked with Stumpy at Monsanto a long time! We had a lot of good times at work and he made the time go by. Never had a bad thing to say about anyone! RIP STUMP! Patty and family have my condolences!!

  • Germantown
  • Il
Nanette Campbell said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2023 at 11:19 AM

My heart aches with Patty and family for the loss of your dear husband/father/grandfather. May God give you comfort in your memories and love.

  • Marissa
  • Il
Dan Parker said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2023 at 11:10 AM

Dear Patti, Ron, Diane, Gary, and Nancy, So sorry to hear about cousin Mike. I had the pleasure of “tagging along” frequently with Mike and my older brothers, Don and Dave, at the many Weidemann gatherings throughout my childhood. Mike was always a kind, friendly soul and tolerated my presence quite well. As we grew older it was always a joy to see Mike and catch up even if just for a short while. I hope each of you find all the strength and comfort you need during this difficult time, and that your memories of Mike will always bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart. Love, Cousin Dan Parker (#3 son of Don & Gladys Parker)

  • North Little Rock
  • Arkansas
Wes Self said : Guest Report Aug 04, 2023 at 7:35 PM

I’ve known Stumpy since we were all Monsanto kids. He was a great guy with an amazing wit. He made me laugh many times throughout the years. He was a hard worker, and everyone that ever knew him had no choice but to like him. RIP Stumpy

  • Collinsville
  • Il
Roger Reiff said : Guest Report Aug 04, 2023 at 10:24 AM

My heartfelt condolences to Mike's family. In a lot of ways all of us from Monsanto were truly like family. We all started there in our late teens or early twenties and we grew old together. Mike truly was a great guy, RIP Stump!

  • Guthrie
  • OK
Patrick Haire family said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2023 at 3:32 PM

From the Haire family and IBEW brothers and sisters at Metro, St .Louis we give our condolences

  • Collinsville
  • IL
JOHN CUNDIFF said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2023 at 12:52 PM


  • IL
Jim Large said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2023 at 9:58 AM

Many good memories we had! Mike was a good friend from childhood that I had the privilege of being neighbors, and ultimately friends with throughout most of my life! I will defenitly miss you my good friend! My condolences to your family, Mike, most of whom I also knew well.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Brad Ebel said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2023 at 9:44 AM

I remember Mike from growing up 2 doors down from me. Always was a nice friendly guy! He used to run around with no shoes on, walked all the time like that! We said he must of had feet of steel. LoL May U R.I.P. Micheal U will be missed by many. My sincere condolences to Patti & family! 🙏

  • Belleville
  • Il
Andy Walsh said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2023 at 8:39 AM

Sending condolences to the family. I always appreciated Mike’s hospitality

  • Canton
  • MO
rjdill1@outlook.com said : Guest Report Aug 02, 2023 at 10:07 PM

He was a great man. We had a lot of laughs together Rest in peace my friend

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Don voruz (Pedro) said : Guest Report Aug 02, 2023 at 9:47 PM

I worked with Mike (stumpy) quite a few years and enjoyed working with him. He always kept us laughing. I’m sure he will be missed by everyone.

  • Monument
  • Colorado
Patricia Houghlan said : Guest Report Aug 02, 2023 at 8:58 PM

So sorry for your loss. You have are Condolence. Patty and Roger

  • Mascoutah
  • Ill
David Benhoff said : Guest Report Aug 02, 2023 at 6:09 PM

I knew Mike from Monsanto/Eastman. Surprisingly we got to know each other better through our working together and discovering that we actually went to the same high school and were in the same graduating class at BTHSE. Had alot of good times over the years in knowing him. I can only hope that the pain of his loss will pass for Patty and his boys with time. Thank God he retired relatively early and had some great times with his family! God bless his family and I wish you my heartfelt condolences.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Butch Powers said : Guest Report Aug 02, 2023 at 6:04 PM

Lots of fond memories , taken way to soon My heartfelt prayers to the entire family , he will be missed.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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