Viola M. Wehr, 90, Jasper

Viola WehrViola M. Wehr, 90, of Jasper, died Monday (January 20) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born March 27, 1923, in Jasper, to Roman and Hattie (Eckert) Renner. She married Leonard J. Wehr August 25, 1945. He preceded her in death on January 17, 2003.

Viola and her husband Leonard were retired farmers in the Ireland Community. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, and the Ireland St. Ann’s Society. She enjoyed playing cards, quilting, and gardening.

Surviving are twp daughters, Nancy Prechtel and husband Dave, Jasper, and Cindy Wehr, Ireland; three sons,
Bob Wehr and wife Linda, Jasper, and Bill Wehr and wife Becky, and Dennis Wehr and wife Geri, all of Ireland; 12 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Megan Wehr, five sisters, Veronica Bickwermert, Aurelia Mehringer, Sally Stenftenagel, Selma Merkley, and Lorena “Lora Lou” Eckerle, and one brother, Ivo Renner.

Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church with burialĀ  following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from noon-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The St. Ann’s Society will pray a rosary at 11:45 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at

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