Otto Eckner Viehweg
( March 01, 1930 - June 03, 2016 )
Name: Otto Eckner Viehweg Age: 86 Address: Mount Olive, IL
Died: Friday, June 3, 2016, 3:30 pm Place: Heritage Health of Litchfield, Litchfield, Illinois
Born: March 1, 1930 Place: Mt. Olive, IL
Father: the late: Carl Viehweg Mother: the late: Clara Doehler
Spouse: Joan Hope Archer
Date of Marriage: July 2, 1950
Place of Marriage: 1st Baptist Church, Litchfield, Illinois
Schooling: attended Mt.. Olive Grade School and graduated from Mt. Olive High School with the Class of 1949.
Occupation: Road Driver for Yellow Transportation for 34 years retiring in 1990. Received award for driving over 2 million miles without and accident. During his High School years worked for his dad who owned the Sunshine Dairy.
Organizations: Gold Wing Road Riders // Food Pantry // Teamsters
Interests: Coached Little League // Great fan and supporter of Mt. Olive Sports // Loved traveling and camping and visited 49 states // avid fisherman // Played in the Mt. Olive VFW Pinocle Club // Unbelievable sense of humor // Most loving and caring husband, father and grandfather // sang Happy Birthday for everyone he could // never met a stranger.
Survivors: Wife: Joan Viehweg, Mt. Olive, IL // 3 sons, Michael (Marilyn) Viehweg of White City, IL // Edward (Debbie) Viehweg of Mt. Olive, IL // John Viehweg of Maui, HI // 1 Daughter, Cathy (Vince) Johnston of Inver Grove Heights, MN // 1 Brother, Norman Viehweg of Mt. Olive, IL // 3 Grandsons, Bryan Spoon of VA // David Pieper of Mt. Olive, IL // Adam Viehweg of Mt. Olive, IL // 6 Granddaughters, Amy Viehweg husband Buck Coomer of St. Louis, MO // Dana (Matt) Vankoski of Alameda, CA // Amanda Johnston of Inver Grove Heights, MN // Hannah Johnston of St. Paul, MN // Marlie Viehweg of Maui, HI // Tanji Viehweg of Maui, HI; // 3 Great Grandchildren: Devin, Sydney and Grace.
Preceded in Death: Parents, Carl & Clara Doehler Viehweg // 1 Brother, Raymond Viehweg and 1 Grandson, Jacob Johnston
Visitation: Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6 pm - 8 pm Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL
Funeral Service: Friday, June 10, 2016, 11 am 1ST United Methodist Church, Mt. Olive, IL
Burial: Union Miners Cemetery, Mt. Olive, Illinois
Clergy: Reverend Nancy Ribes Hubert // Reverend Tommy Brewer Eulogy: Daughter Cathy Johnston
Pallbearers: Grandchildren: Adam Viehweg // Hannah Johnston // Amanda Johnston // Amy Viehweg // David Pieper // & Bryan Spoon
Honorary Pallbearers: Son: John Viehweg // Granddaughters: Dana Vankoski // Marlie & Tanji Viehweg
Music: Organist, Kathryn Cullom will accompany the congregation "On Eagles Wings" & "How Great Thou Art". Favorite recordings, "I'll Fly Away", ""Swing Low Sweet Chariot", "When The Saints Go Marching In", & "You Are My Sunshine". were played.
Lunch: for family and friends will be held at the Methodist Fellowship Hall, served by the Methodist ladies
Memorials: Union Miners Cemetery // Focus Five Friends of CUSD #5 Sports
Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive is in charge of arrangements.