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Obituary for John O "Sonny" Wiederkehr

John O. ‘Sonny’ Wiederkehr

Aug. 2, 1936 – Jan. 30, 2021

John O. “Sonny” Wiederkehr, 84, of Coraopolis, passed away Saturday at the Heritage Valley Medical Center in Sewickley. He was born in Altoona, son of the late J.O. and Martha (Hauser) Wiederkehr.

John married Phyllis Marie Schmelzlen who preceded him in death. He later married Janet Lafferty on Dec. 11, 2015.

Surviving are his wife, Janet; his stepdaughter and caregiver, Suzanne Glumac (Lou) of Coraopolis; a sister, Barbara A. Rodgers (Douglas) of Richland, N.J.; a brother, Fred Wiederkehr (Sondra) of Corona, Calif.; two nieces, Stephanie Ahnen of Michigan and Karen Kristen of Massachusetts; and a nephew, Jeff Wiederkehr of California.

He was a lifelong resident of Altoona until a year ago, when he made a move to Apple Blossom Assisted Living Center in Coraopolis, with his wife.

John loved his cars, especially his maroon BMW 650 Coupe. He also enjoyed stamp collecting and sports.

He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Altoona.

John was a 1954 graduate of Altoona High School. He worked at W.S. Lee Co., and later retired as a U.S. postal worker.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1959 -61 in West Germany.

Private services will be held at the family's convenience. Interment will take place in Alto-Reste Park.

Arrangements are with The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park.