(9-21-20) Andrew Klosterman (35) of Celina is facing charges stemming from a June 22nd traffic accident that killed Russ Wiedeman (54) of Fort Jennings. Klosterman is facing misdemeanor charges from the Auglaize County Common Pleas Court of aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and vehicular homicide.

Obituary for Russ A. Wiedeman

Russ A. Wiedeman, 54, of Ft. Jennings, passed away Monday morning, June 22, 2020, in a car accident on his way to work.

He was born August 31, 1965, in Coldwater to Gary and Emily (Harlamert) Wiedeman, who both survive in New Bremen. On December 7, 1991, he married Sheryl (Bruskotter) Wiedeman, who survives in Ft. Jennings.

Russ is survived by his son, Tyler (Elaina Maag) Wiedeman, of Ft. Jennings; a daughter, Alyssa Wiedeman of Dayton; two sisters, Shelly (John) Zeller, and Dana Wiedeman Blanchard both of New Bremen; a sister-in-law, Karla Wiedeman of New Bremen; his mother-in-law, Carol Bruskotter of Ft. Jennings; in-laws, Ron (Karri) Bruskotter of Oxford, and Paula (Brad) Meyer of Batavia, IL.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Don Bruskotter; and a brother, Neil Wiedeman.

Russ was a farmer and a production worker at Dannon in Minster. He was a jack of all trades, always the go-to guy. Russ was a family man, always putting others first.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol on June 22nd, Klosterman drove left of center on West Bound State Route 29,north of New Knoxville. Klosterman struck a vehicle head on driven by Wiedeman and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Klosterman is scheduled to be arraigned in court on September 30th.