On July 23, 2020, John Herman Wieting,
loving husband and father of five children
passed away at the age of 88 in Citrus Heights,
John was born on May 1, 1932 in
Sunnyside, Washington to George and
Fern Wieting. George returned his family
to Kimball Creek Road, Snoqualmie,
Washington, where John grew up on the
family farm. The Wieting family has an
established history in Washington State area
[Seattle, Fall City, and Snoqualmie]. John’s
grandmother and grandfather, Minnie and
Herman, were some of the first settlers in
Snoqualmie in the late 1800s.
John attended Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie
from 1947 to 1950 and lettered in basketball and track,
participated in Student Council and Honor Society, was an
FFA delegate to Kansas City, and his high school ambition
was to become a farmer. He attended Washington State
University from 1951 to 1954 and graduated with a degree
in American Dairy Science. After graduation he joined the
US Army in 1954 and was assigned to an Infantry Division
After this tour, he was assigned to the Presidio of San
Francisco, California. During this time, he met and married
Beatrice in 1958. John completed his US Army service,
returned to Snoqualmie, and started their family in 1959.
Together they raised three sons Robert, Clarence, and James,
and two daughters, Grace and Susan. While building their
family, they lived in Washington, Idaho and California.
During John and Bea’s 34 years together, they
enjoyed entertaining friends and neighbors,
and supporting their children in their athletic
endeavors, attending competitions for track
& field, football, volleyball, and basketball.
Throughout his life, John had a passion for
the outdoors, travel, and photography –
capturing wonderful nature photographs,
documenting family trips and vacations in
different states and countries.
John had several occupations over his
lifetime including working at the Snoqualmie
sawmill, teaching microbiology at Moore
Park Community College, California, and
working as a milk inspector for different California county
and state departments, Ventura County and the State
of California. In Idaho he provided oversight for quality
control for the Dairymen’s Creamery Association. Finally,
as a dairy inspector for the California State Department of
Agriculture, he retired. His career centered around ensuring
food quality standards were met for dairy products.
John subsequently remarried and lived in the Sacramento
area participating in local photography clubs and competing
with his photos.
John is survived by the mother of his children, Beatrice,
his five children, seven grandchildren, and his wife. He is
missed dearly, he was a hard worker and always provided for
his family. May he find peace, love and serenity.
The family wishes to thank all of John’s caregivers
throughout his later years for their care and love during