Richard Emerich “Rick” Wehrwein
Richard “Rick” Wehrwein, 77, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away in Ogden, Utah on Monday, October 25, 2021, with his wife and daughter by his side. He was born November 6, 1943, in Port Huron, Michigan to Henry and Caroline (Emerich) Wehrwein.
On March 5, 1969, Rick married Jennifer Pelton, in the First Baptist Church in Port Huron, MI. Together they lived in Port Huron, MI, Renton, WA and South Weber, UT. As a young man, Rick was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Port Huron, MI and served as an Altar Boy for several years.
Rick joined the United States Air Force in 1962 and after an Honorable Discharge re-enlisted in the USAF Reserves at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mt. Clemens Michigan. His unit was activated during the 1967 ‘Pueblo Incident’ in North Korea. After he was de-activated in June of 1969 Rick began his career with the Precision Measurement Equipment Lab or PMEL. He worked at Selfridge until his early retirement in 1995. Rick and Jennifer moved to Washington State where Rick was employed at NDT Engineering, a firm in Kent Washington, for seven years at which time his resume was spotted online by the staff at Stabro. He accepted the job immediately as it was exactly like his job at Mt. Clemens, which he loved. Rick was hired in 2002 and has been at Hill AFB since.
His favorite pastime, outside of his job, was working in his yard.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jennifer, daughter Anne (Matthew) Bleckov, granddaughters, Emma Jordan Bleckov and Olivia Anne Bleckov, his sister Sharon (Ron) Huard, and a brother, Ronald Wehrwein. Six sisters-in-law, seven brothers-in-law, many cousins, nieces, nephews, his best friend since grade school, Charles Stuller and many more friends.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents Caroline and Henry Wehrwein and his brother James Wehrwein.
Many thanks to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mountain View Chapel, 5th ward, and to all of our friends and neighbors, for all your help and soothing sentiments and cheerful florals! Many thanks to Goldbelt Falcon and their employees, many of whom are friends of Rick. A special thank you to Bill Schneider, Manni Kurzius and Eric Evenhuis, Rick’s co-workers. Eric is a piper, whom Rick requested play ‘Amazing Grace’ for him, when he passed.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mountain View Chapel, 2620 East 8200 South, South Weber, Utah. Friends may visit with family Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah and Tuesday from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the chapel.
Services will be live-streamed at the following link: https://youtu.be/VkVtckgr13w
Interment will take place at a later date.