John Herman Wieting | Obituary

John Herman Wieting | Obituary

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

in Korea.

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

that time.

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