Kenneth J. Wehr, 69, Birdseye

Kenneth J. Wehr, age 69, of Birdseye, Indiana, passed away at 7:35 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at home.

Kenneth was born in Huntingburg, Indiana, on September 29, 1950, to Joseph and Anna Marie (Buechler) Wehr.

He was United States Marine Corps Veteran serving as an aviation mechanic during the Vietnam Era - 1969-1973.

He had many professions but was a proud entrepreneur and started his own Waste Management Company called White Oak Services.

He enjoyed boating, fishing, motorcycles, and his grandchildren.

He was a member of ABATE, Birdseye Conservation Club, United States Marine Corps League, and the Ireland Historical Society.

Surviving are one daughter, Kendra (Nathan) Welp, Washington State; two sisters, Kathryn Rinderknecht, Ireland, IN, Christine James, Ferdinand, IN; and three grandchildren, Aaliyah, Henley, and Sawyer Welp all of Washington State.

Preceding him in death besides his parents, are one sister, Louise Ann Wehr; two brothers, Randolph "Randy" and Alan Wehr, and one brother-in-law, Charles Rinderknecht.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Kenneth J. Wehr will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2020, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ireland, IN with burial to follow in St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery. The VFW Post 673 will perform graveside rites.

A visitation will be held from noon to 2:00 p.m. service time at the church on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family or to a favorite charity.

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