John E. “Jack” Giedeman Jr., 78, of Clyde, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, in Stein Hospice in Sandusky.
Jack was born July 3, 1931, in Sandusky, son of the late John and Mae (Phaff) Giedeman. He was raised by Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Wiedel from the age of 11. He graduated from Townsend High School in 1950 and served four years in the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked for Whirlpool Corp. for 41 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Clyde VFW and had been active in 4-H for years and showed and judged rabbits all over the county.
He was past president, vice president and director of American English Spot Rabbit and American Crème Diargent rabbit clubs. Since retirement he was an avid metal detector and had a large collection of coins he found.
Survivors include his wife, Fern (Watson) Giedeman whom he married Sept. 19, 1987; two daughters, Lori Giedeman of West Layette, Ind. and Sue Evert of Castalia; and two sons, John E. (Pauline) Giedeman II of Bellevue and Wendell (Cathy) Giedeman of Findlay. Nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, along with his siblings, Donnal Close of Vickery, Joan Curless of Clyde, Sandra Stewart of Sandusky, Verna Moore of Clyde, Patty (Mike) Geary of Sandusky, and Karen Kardotzke and Vernet “Butch” (Wilma) Kardotzke of Vickery, also survive.
Jack was preceded by his brothers, Ronald and Richard Giedeman, and sister, Evelyn Moist, with whom he was raised.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St., Clyde, where funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. David Gowen officiating. Burial will be in Marietta, Ohio.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society.
Condolences may be shared at auxterfuneral homescom.