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William “Bill” Wedberg
04/01/1952 — 03/29/2019
From Richland, WA | Born in Richland, WA
William “Bill” Wedberg
William “Bill” Wedberg: beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend too many, passed away suddenly on March 29th 2019 at Kadlec Hospital. Bill was born on April 1st 1952 in Richland, WA. He worked in several tire stores, and ended his career with 25 years of service at Les Schwab Tire in Richland, WA. He was married to the love of his life Barbara (O’Malley) for 47 years. Their union brought him 3 daughters: Kim, Kristi, and Kari. One of the highlights of his life was being with his 5 grandchildren. He loved to take them fishing, watch their games, take them on golf cart rides, and just plain annoy them for his enjoyment. Among his many hobbies was: fishing, golfing, keeping his yard intact, and hosting BBQ’s & Fish Fry’s. What made these hobbies even more enjoyable was if he could do them with a red cup in hand. He was a friend to many, and a Richland Icon that will be missed and treasured.
Bill is survived by his wife Barbara, his 3 daughters: Kim Wiser (Brad), Kristi Markham (Tim), Kari Weber (Doug), his 5 grandchildren: Brooklyn Wiser, Brandon Wiser, Austin Markham, Khloe Markham, and Tyler Weber.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Leona Wedberg, and his brother Robert Wedberg.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Bill touched are invited for a viewing at Einan’s Event Center, Thursday April 4th from 4pm-8pm. A memorial service to be held at Richland Lutheran Church on Stevens Dr., Saturday, April 6th at 11:00 AM. Donations to Cancer Center of Tri-Cities, The Wishing Star Foundation, or a charity of your choice in Bill’s honor would be appreciated.
Dear Barb and Family;
We have known you and Bill for all these many years and we are so very sorry about Bill’s passing. He was a wonderful person and we are blessed to have you as friends. Every conversation with him made us laugh. He was always uplifting and had something funny to say and he always had a twinkle in those blue eyes of his. We always looked for him at Freddys, hoping to run into him.
Bill would help anyone in need as he had such a kind heart. Many years ago, when he worked at Les Schwab, he helped my (Susan’s) disabled brother with some good, used tires for his car at a very good price.
Bill made a difference in this world and anyone who met him just once could see what a great guy he was. He is probably up in Heaven helping to greet the newcomers as they arrive. Bill may be gone physically from this Earth but he will always in remembered in our hearts. Love always, Susan and Kirby Ratliff