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George Wehmann

George Wehmann

George Wehmann, 81, a former Central Point resident and long time active community leader in the Idaho Falls, Idaho area, passed away on February 27, 2007.

He was born on August 8, 1925, in Brooklyn, New York.

After moving to Central Point, Ore., George served in the Navy during WW11.

He married Lola June Cobleigh, his wife for 45 years on

January 12, 1947.

He attended the University of Wash., receiving his degree in meterology. After college, George and his family moved to Idaho Falls, where he began an extensive career in the development and refinement of the nuclear industry.

He was active in his church, as Sunday school teacher and director and member of the church council. He was on the Board of Regents for Pacific Lutheran University. George was devoted to his work in the Lions' Club, having belonged to both the Ammon and the Russett clubs. He was cofounder of the Idaho Sight and Hearing Foundation, and worked many years on the Idaha Falls 4th of July parade. George served multiple terms as councilman and then as mayor for the city of Ammon.

George enjoyed family and friends, fishing and traveling.

Always a devoted father, he is survived by his four children; Lois La Curan, Ronald Wehmann, Donald Wehmann and John Wehmann; their spouses, nine grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

The memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2007, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 455 W. Sunnyside Rd., at 2:00 p.m. The graveside service will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Following the graveside service, the family will return to the church fellowship hall for visitation.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be sent to either the Pacific Lutheran University-Southeast Idaho Scholarship Fund at Office of Development, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash 98447 (http://www.plu.edu/~deve/) or to the Idaho Sight and Hearing Foundation, Idaho Lions Eye Bank, 1055 N. Curtis, Boise, ID 83706 (http://idaholions.org/pages/foundati1.htm).

George Wehmann