Henry William Tiedt
Henry William Tiedt, 92, of Readlyn, Iowa, passed away from natural causes on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at the Denver Sunset Home in Denver.

Henry was born on March 31, 1928, on the family farm near Readlyn, the son of John and Louisa (Wolfgram) Tiedt. Henry attended country school 80 rods from his home and to this day the original swing set from that school sits on Henry’s farm. After his schooling he helped his parents on the family farm and later became a trucker. Henry was united in marriage to Arlene Nerge on April 28, 1946 at Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli. In 1956, Henry and Arlene started Tiedt Trucking. Together they operated the business until Arlene’s passing on June 18, 1989. Henry continued with the business until his retirement. Henry was united in marriage to Winifred Nolte on May 24, 1997 on the Tiedt family farm. Winifred passed away on September 13, 2014.

Henry enjoyed fishing in Canada, playing Schafkopf and polka music. Arlene and Henry attended many polka dances in the area.

Henry is survived by a daughter, Diann (Les) Finke of Naperville, Illinois; a daughter, Rebecca (Lyle) Fette of Grapevine, Texas; a son, Joel Tiedt of Waucoma; a daughter, Lynnette Tiedt of Mitchellville; a son, Lonnie (Shannon) Tiedt of Dunkerton; a daughter, Lorie (Bill) Smith of Westgate; a daughter, LaNae (Barry) Nielsen of Denver; a daughter, Debbie (Scott) Kroeze of Denver; a son-in-law, Jim Stanbrough of Dike; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren with two on the way and one great-great grandchild; a sister, Janetta Schellhorn of Oelwein; a brother, Paul (Marrillee) Tiedt of Readlyn; a sister, Violet Schuldt of Tripoli; a sister, Delores (Melvin) Jones of Dunkerton; a brother, John (Sherry) Tiedt of Readlyn; a brother-in-law, Arnold (Karen) Averhoff of Waterloo; and a sister-in-law, Marvel Busch of Tripoli.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Arlene Tiedt; his second wife, Winifred Tiedt; a daughter, Mary Ellen Stanbrough; a grandson Alexander Smith; a granddaughter, Baby Girl Finke; and a sister, LaVera Averhoff.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions there will be a private funeral service held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 11, 2021, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Readlyn with Pastor Jean Rabary officiating. Burial will be held in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Cemetery, Readlyn. Public visitation will be held on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Masks and social distancing will be required at the church and funeral home. The service will be livestreamed on the St. Matthews Facebook page at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com Memorials may be directed to the family for a later designation.

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Readlyn is assisting the family. 319-279-3551
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