Dwight Dennis Wehr, 69, Venice, Fla., formerly of Bismarck, died Nov. 29, 2018. Celebration of life will take place in spring 2019 with interment to be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Dwight was born Sept. 25, 1949, in Minot. In 1967, he graduated from high school in Billings, Mont. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and eventually was stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas, as a dental technician at the Naval Hospital. He met the love of his life, Heidi Gesswein, lieutenant junior grade of the Navy Nurse Corps., and they were married Sept. 20, 1969. After serving in the Navy, they moved to Bismarck, where they raised their family.
Dwight was an officer with the Bismarck Police Department in the early '70s and then pursued a career in car sales for many years in Bismarck-Mandan. He was a member of the Bismarck Masonic Lodge, El Zagal Shriners and Dusters, and he was a life-long member of the Bismarck Elks Lodge. Following retirement, Dwight and Heidi moved to Florida in 2013.
Dwight loved spending time on his pontoon cruising the Missouri River, watching Vikings football games and reading. He relished Heidi’s cooking and baking and always enjoyed the holidays and time spent with his family.
Dwight is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Heather (Lance) Bargmann, Bismarck, and Tanya (Don) Vetter, North Port, Fla.; three grandchildren, Andrew and Allison Bargmann, Bismarck, and Nathan Vetter, Florida; his twin sister, Deborah Johnson, and sister DeNae Martinson, plus numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis Wehr and Lois Callies; and his wife Heidi, who passed away in 2015.