4 Aug

Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with the family and loved ones of Dr. Jay Wiedemann, a member of the WVU Tech community who has passed away.

Dr. Wiedemann had been a professor in the physical science department at WVU Tech since 2003. He held a Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota in biochemistry, a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota and bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biology from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. Dr. Wiedemann was a published researcher, active member of the American Chemical Society and the science community, and a respected educator and advisor.

Obituary for Dr. Jay Wiedemann:

Dr. Jay M. Wiedemann, age 47 of Smithers, West Virginia died unexpectedly at his home.

He was born on April 2, 1967 in Sheboygan son of Joseph and Jeanette (Schroeder) Wiedemann.

He attended grade school in Sheboygan and graduated from Sheboygan South High School in 1986. He furthered his education earning a degree in Chemistry/Biology from the University of Green Bay, earned a Masters from the University of Minnesota, and a PHD from University of North Dakota. He was currently serving as an Associate Professor of Physical Science at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, WV. Currently Jay was working on methods to produce clean coal and had obtained a U.S. patent, with another pending. He began a company with two other professors in 2013 called Natural Environment Solutions Corporation.

In his youth, he was a Boy Scout and Eagle Scout and received awards in 1982 and 1983. In his free time, he enjoyed camping building big bonfires and he had an extensive stamp collection.

He is survived by his parents Joseph and Jeanette of New Holstein, two brothers Keith Wiedemann of Texas, Joe (Tracy) Wiedemann of Neenah, and a special nephew Justin. He is further survived by his aunts, uncles, relatives, friends and colleagues.

He preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Leonard Sr. and Emma Wiedemann, maternal grandparents Ervin and Verona Schroeder and a sister-in-law Beverly.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the Schneider Funeral Home in Plymouth. Burial of Jay’s cremains will be held in the Greenbush Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday at the funeral home from 3:30 p.m. until the time of service.

Source: Sheboygan Press

To view Dr. Wiedemann’s obituary or leave a message on his memorial page, visit The Wittkopp Schneider Funeral Home page.

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