Memorial Service for Bishop William Wiedrich
January 13, 2015
Bishop William Wiedrich, suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Chicago from 1991 to 1997, died on November 26, 2014 at his home in an assisted living facility in Michigan. He was 83 and had suffered from Alzheimer's disease for some time.
Bishop Wiedrich spent the first twenty-five years of his ministry in the Diocese of Northern Michigan. In 1981, he became rector of the historic Grace Episcopal Church in Madison, Wisconsin, and in October of 1990, he was elected bishop suffragan here in Chicago. He was much loved during his time with us.
We give thanks for his service to our diocese and pray for the repose of his soul. We also pray for comfort for his wife, Tress, and his sons, Tom and Bill. Tom and his family are members of Church of the Holy Comforter in Kenilworth.
A memorial service for the Bishop Wiedrich will be held at St. James Cathedral on February 14 at 11 am. The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold will preach and preside.