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Onno Cornelius Wieringa

October 16, 1924 ~ July 19, 2013

Onno was pleasantly surprised that he lived to see 88. He passed peacefully at the Conrad Hospital - only having been a patient there one other time.

Onno wrote a few things about his life that he wanted us to pass along.

• Born in Conrad at 509 S. Main

• Graduated from Conrad High School in 1942

• Served Honorably in the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army from 1942-45

• Married Joyce Madeline Gordon in 1948 and they had three sons - Onno, Ridge and Kurt

• Joyce and Onno had seven grandchildren - Siri Anna, Onno, Ashton, Josh, Jarrett, Durgen and Grady

• He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce in 2003, parents Onno and Anna, sisters Labbertha, Francis and Catherine.

• He had three dogs - Duke, Shed and Lolipop

• Onno worked with Troop 31 of the Boy Scouts for 20 years

• He ran the Conrad Body Works for 50 years

• He was on a first name basis with several Fish and Game wardens

• Onno had 1,000 friends and two that were not friends

A celebration of life for Onno and Joyce will be held when the weather cools off.