Allen Albert Wiedner, 79, of Gonzales, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13. Allen was born on October 27, 1940 in Seguin, Texas to Charlotte Hartman and Benno Wiedner. On May 30, 1959, he married Barbara Dean Clark in Waelder, Texas.
When Allen was in high school, he was a member of the FFA and recognized as a lone star farmer. The strong interest in agriculture stuck with him as he grew older. In fact, Allen and Barbara could often be found together baling hay on one of his well-kept and appreciated tractors. Additionally, Allen had a gift when it came to mechanics. In fact, he opened up his own mechanic shop from his home in 1983. From there, his passion continued to flourish. Allen was the go-to guy for his community when something broke down. He was always found working on something, and there wasn’t a single thing he couldn’t fix. No matter the machine, he knew where every nut and bolt belonged. His shop was full of parts, and anytime he needed something, he knew exactly where to find it.
Allen loved to eat, some of his favorites being homemade gumbo, fish, and a perfectly cooked steak. However, you couldn’t forget to accompany that with a bourbon and coke. He enjoyed hunting and reminiscing on all the good memories Barbara and him shared, especially their honeymoon spent in Goldfield, Nevada.
Allen is survived by his wife Barbara of 60 years, sidekick pup, Ruby, and many close and wonderful friends, whom he considered his family. He is also survived by his adored caregiver, Maria Linda DeLeon and her husband Guadalupe, of Gonzales. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service for Allen will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home, with Pastor Ildiko Rigney officiating. A reception meal will follow in the First Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Lutheran Church. Friends may leave their condolences by visiting www.seydlerhillfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.