Paul C. Wiedenheft

October 11, 1939 ~ December 6, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Paul Wiedenheft Obituary

Paul C. Wiedenheft, age 84, of Sandusky, passed away Wednesday evening, December 6, 2023, at Providence Care Center, Sandusky, with his daughter and son at his bedside; after being under hospice care for the entire year. 

He was born October 11, 1939, in Sandusky, and graduated from Margaretta High School in 1957, where he was the class president.  Paul was a self-employed dairy farmer with his brother Larry; together they owned and operated Wiedenheft Brothers Dairy Farm INC., until Paul’s retirement in 2001.  They were a bulk milk supplier to Toft’s Dairy.  Paul was a member and past president of the Sandusky Cooperative Milk Producers Association.  Now the family business is owned and operated by Paul’s nephews Mark and Rob Wiedenheft, as a beef and grain farm.   He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Sandusky; where Paul sang in the church choir for many years, taught adult and youth Sunday school, served on the counsel; including past president and many other chairs, and past team manager of the Venice #1 dartball team.  Paul, and his wife Barbara, were long time representatives of Trinity Lutheran Church during the annual northwest synod assembly.  He enjoyed fellowship, family gatherings, New Year’s parties, fireworks, attending local sporting events, playing sports back in the day; especially baseball, making and sharing his homemade wine, Couples Card Club, and being volunteer snow fall measurer for the N.W.S. during his retirement.

He is survived by his daughter Wendy Wiedenheft, son David Wiedenheft; brothers Larry (Pat) Wiedenheft, Allen Wiedenheft, and Dennis (Diane) Wiedenheft; sister in-law Carolyn Yensen; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife, and caretaker for the last few years, Barbara (Yensen) Wiedenheft, who passed away March 17, 2023; parents Oliver “Butch” and Alice (Mix) Wiedenheft; sister in-law Phyllis “Tim” Wiedenheft.

Friends may call from 3-7 PM Sunday, December 10, 2023, at Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia.  Funeral services will be held on Monday December 11, 2023, at 11:30 AM in Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Bardshar Rd., Sandusky.  Rev. Jen Herrmann will officiate.  Burial will be in Castalia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church and Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.   Online condolences and gifts of sympathy may be shared with the family by visiting

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December 10, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service
610 S. Washington St.
Castalia, OHIO 44824

Funeral Service
December 11, 2023

11:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
502 Bardshar Rd.
Sandusky, OH 44870


Trinity Lutheran Church
502 Bardshar Rd., Sandusky OH 44870

Stein Hospice Services
1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky OH 44870


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