Daniel Thomas Wiedenhoeft

Born: Wed., Nov. 6, 1946
Died: Wed., Sep. 6, 2017


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 10, 2017
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 11, 2017
Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

1:00 PM Mon., Sep. 11, 2017
Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church

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Daniel Thomas Wiedenhoeft, 70, Kokomo, passed away at 9:13 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at his home.  He was born November 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 for 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, September 11, 2017, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington, Kokomo, with Rev. Fr. 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 at St. Charles Cemetery, in 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 Rd., Kokomo, where the rosary will be offered at 5:30.  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, www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.  Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com.  

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Dave & Suzy Sims
   Posted Fri September 08, 2017
Dear Janice,

Please know Simmer & I have you in our hearts & prayers after losing your soulmate. The Class of 65 loved our "Weed." I especially adored his sense of humor...and I know the St. Charles gang will be sharing much more. I called Friday morning so Dave & I could give you a phone hug. I hope you got our message. As soon as the Hurricane passes, we'll be in touch and we know your kids, grandchildren, the Hoover family & Danny's as well, plus all of your friends will be right by your side guiding you through. Just lean, lean on the. Love from Florida honey, Dave & Suzy

Christy Jones Wouster
   Posted Fri September 08, 2017
Dearest Janice and family, we are so sorry for your loss.Danny was so much fun,great husband and father and grandpa. . He will be missed by all who knew him just know the class of 65 is praying for all of you.

Susan Lewis
   Posted Fri September 08, 2017
Dearest Brandi, Janice & Family,

Grace and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to you all during this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Dan was a great person, husband, father, and grandpa! I know he will be greatly missed. May God wrap His comforting arms around all of you during this time of sorrow. Sending you lots of love.


Mary Kay Richards Graham
   Posted Fri September 08, 2017
Janice, my prayers go out to you and your family in this sad time. May all of the good memories and your faith carry you.

Sandi Ednie
   Posted Fri September 08, 2017
Janice, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

BethAnn Heuermann
   Posted Mon September 11, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about Dan's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.