Al “Sonny” Wede, Jr, 74

May 9, 1948 - February 11, 2023

Al “Sonny” Wede, Jr. was born in
Council Bluffs, Iowa May 9, 1948 to
Alfred Wede, Sr. and Velda (Greer)
Wede. He attended elementary
school in Persia and Harlan, Iowa
before completing his high school
education at Iowa Western State
Community College.
He worked various jobs in Restaurants
and auto shops in Harlan.
Before, retiring he worked for Stabilt
Construction and at his Uncle
Ernie’s gas station in Avoca.
He lived in Shelby for the last 48 years where he put his handyman
skills to work remodeling his house and his love for cars to use. He was
always one to “get a good deal” on anything.
Sonny enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews as he really
was a “Big” kid at heart himself. His favorite quote was “Oh well”, which leant
to his kind and easy-going nature.
He had a love for food; his favorite food was hot roast beef sandwich with
mashed potatoes and gravy. Sonny’s hobbies included spinning rock & roll
records, camping, fishing with buddies, cooking, going to concerts and old
cars. His passion was for football and we are sure he had the best seat in
Heaven with a huge smile on his face as he watched the Kansas City Chiefs
win the Super Bowl this past weekend.
Sonny passed away at his home on February 11, 2023 attaining the age of
74 years, 9 months and 2 days. He is preceded in death by his mother, Velda
Miller and his brother, Charles Wede.
He is survived by his father, Alfred (Genevieve) Wede of Atlantic, IA; siblings,
Nancy (Tim) Templeman of Atlantic, IA, Rod Wede of McKinney, TX,
Mary Harper of Walnut, IA, Dan Miller, Jr. of Manilla, IA, and Scott (Jill) Wede
of Lantana, TX; many nieces and nephews, other Extended family and friends.
A 1:00 PM Funeral Service was officiated by Rev Heather Ploen and Rev.
Laurie Boysen on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at the United Lutheran
Church in Shelby, Iowa. Scott Wede, Trevor Templeman, Rod Wede, Justen
Templeman, Branden Kemp, and Tim Templeman served as casket bearers.
Rosemary Harper and
Blake Wede served as
honorary casket bearers.
A burial was held following
the service at Shelby
Cemetery in Shelby,
Pauley Jones Funeral
Home was in charge of



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