A. Woodrow Weidner

Woodrow Weidner age 76 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, SD with the Rev. Ray Lail officiating. Burial will be held at the Fairview Cemetery in Follett, Texas at a later date. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home.

Woodrow Weidner was born on April 5, 1943 in Shattuck, Oklahoma to Otto and Frieda (Borth) Weidner. He was raised on the family farm near Follett, in Lipscomb County, Texas. He attended school in Follett before attending Electronic School in Denver, Colorado. After completing his tech courses, Woodrow enrolled in West Texas State University. While attending the university, he was drafted into the U.S. Navy, serving his tour of duty on the coasts of Vietnam, Japan, and the Philippines. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Amarillo, Texas where he met and married his wife of 52 years, Reva Ann Davis. To this union two daughters were born, Amy and Jennifer.

Woodrow was a man with many interests and abilities. He worked as a cameraman/projectionist for three television stations in Amarillo during college. He was an inspector for the Atomic Energy Commission, a Civil Engineer with Santa Fe Railroad before returning to education to study for the ministry. Woodrow pastored churches in Texas, Nebraska, and in Yankton, SD at Assembly of God Church from 1983-1995. He loved God and people with sincere loyalty. He had travelled to many places but his heart was always on the family farm.

Woodrow loved his family unconditionally and treasured his wife Reva, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Woodrow is survived by his wife Reva of Crofton, NE; two daughters Amy (Raul) Segura of Kansas City, MO, Jennifer (Darrell) Wubben of Crofton; five grandchildren Cassie Kellen of Sioux City, IA, Rachel (Joel) Barrett of Farwell, TX, Jessica (Mathew) Guenther of Lincoln, NE, Jazmin (Henry) Goeden of McLean, NE, Joshua Wubben of Crofton; great grandchildren Makenna Kellen, Ireland Barrett, and Maverick Goeden; brother Garth (Lavada) Weidner and his family of Follett, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and grandson Austin Wubben.

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9 response to "A. Woodrow Weidner"

  1. By: Rev. Michael D. Schmitz Posted: January 2, 2020

    I wish my deepest sympathy on the loss of Woodrow. He was a great person and I will remember him and the family in my prayers!!

  2. By: Rachel Schaible Posted: January 2, 2020

    Our love and prayers are with you! You were always so special to us. Pastor Steve and Rachael

  3. By: Michelle Faris (Schindler) Posted: January 3, 2020

    Amy & family,
    My heart is so heavy…what a beautiful man if God. I wish I could be there in person but please know I have you in my thoughts & prayers.

  4. By: Beverly Jones Posted: January 3, 2020

    Amy, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family. Praying for you to have comfort and peace during this time in your life. May our Lord wrap His loving, comforting arms around each of you and hold you tightly. Love, Bev Jones

  5. By: Ruthie and Monty Smith Posted: January 3, 2020

    Woodrow was one of the most godly men that we have ever known. His service to God was from his heart. He made people feel good and laugh. Reva, Amy and Jennifer we pray for the good Lord to comfort you and give you His peace.

  6. By: Kathy Dehring Posted: January 4, 2020

    Dear Reva, Amy, and Jennifer,
    My prayers and deepest sympathy during this time. I will be eternally grateful for the impact Pastor Woodrow had on my early life as a believer. Jesus changes lives. May you be comforted now by the arms of our living Savior during this time of separation. Much love to you until we all meet again.
    In Christian love,
    Kathy Dehring

  7. By: Larry and Sandi Parish Posted: January 7, 2020

    Reba And family….we send our Love and prayers….we will miss Woodrow.loved sitting in church with you both on Sundays…
    Love you… May God richly Bless you. Love you….

  8. By: Marlene Sperry Pierce Posted: January 28, 2020

    He was a year younger than me. I remember his great smile and outgoing personality. I am sorry for your loss.

  9. By: John Steinpreis Posted: January 30, 2020

    Good friend and classmate. I always felt extra close to Woodrow, as his ” Grandpa Abe” and “Aunt Beata” were my Godparents.

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