Kurt Wissehr

Obituary of Kurt Robert Wissehr

Kurt Robert Wissehr, age 72, of Dunlap, TN, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020. Kurt was born in St. Louis, MO and spent his adolescence in Jefferson City and Webster Groves, MO. He graduated from Stanford University and worked for Wells Fargo Bank. Returning to school, he received his Masters degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business, embarking on a long career in the baking industry. His willingness to move where needed lead the family to many areas of the country. Among his many career highlights were being President and CEO of Freihofer Bakeries in Albany, NY, President of Castleberry Foods in Augusta, GA and Executive VP of Stroehmann Bakeries in Horsham, PA. After 15 moves together, Kurt and Helen retired to the Sequatchie Valley and Fredonia Mountain 12 years ago. His new home quickly became a place of great love for his newfound friends and community. Kurt wanted to give back and became very involved in his local community including the county government, the annual Valley Fest, and the local food bank, a cause near and dear to his heart. As a member of Dunlap UMC, Kurt was committed to helping the church in any way possible. Kurt’s legendary sense of humor was a joy to everyone who knew him. He will be missed by his family, friends, and community. He was preceded in death by his beloved son, John Andrew and parents Rev. Norman Rogers Wissehr and Virginia Goeddel Wissehr. He is survived by his wife, Helen, Dunlap, TN, daughter Rebecca, his son-in-law, Jordan and his grandson Leo, all of Wilmington, DE, his son David, Chattanooga, TN, and his brother Mark and sister-in-law, Rebecca of St. Joseph, MO. A Memorial service will be held Friday, January 10, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. CST at the Dunlap United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, 50 May Road, Dunlap, TN. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com The family requests any donations made in Kurt’s memory go to the Sequatchie Co. Food Bank, Dunlap, TN. Reply, Reply All or Forward Send
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