Carroll Wiethop

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Carroll C. Wiethop, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at the Lutheran Home.

He was born May 5, 1922, in St. Louis, son of Daniel F. and Lorine Knoebel Wiethop. He and Anne Tuthill were married July 24, 1943, in St. Louis. She died Jan. 8, 2006.

Mr. Wiethop served in the Coast Guard from Jan. 2, 1943, to Jan. 5, 1946.

He grew up in St. Louis and owned and operated a service station at Jefferson Barracks. He later worked as a salesman for Rodell Brothers, an International Harvester dealer. In 1954 he moved to Cape Girardeau and started Wiethop Truck Sales and was an International Harvester dealer over 50 years. He sold the business in 2005. He also formerly owned and operated Wiethop Buick in Cape Girardeau in the 1960s.

Wiethop was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ, Cape Pilots Club, Exchange Club, Lions Club and Elks Lodge.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Gib Renner of Cape Girardeau; a son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Evelyn Wiethop of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Warren H. Wiethop of St. Louis, Mo.; three grandsons, Matt Wiethop of Jackson, Scott Renner and wife Christie, and Tim Renner and wife Jennifer, all of Cape Girardeau; three great-grandchildren, Jourdan Renner, Cole Renner and Shelby Renner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a son, David Wiethop, Oct. 18, 2006.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home today from 4 to 8 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. until funeral time.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Daniel Hackney officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park with military rites by VFW Post 3838.

Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Home, 2825 Bloomfield Road, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63703.