John E. Suedmeier, 45, of Nebraska City died Nov. 6, 2012 at his home, as a result of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) which was diagnosed February of 2011. John was born on March 25, 1967 in Ontario, Ore., to Harlan L. “Sid” and Mary F. (Kline) Suedmeier.
He graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1985. He then attended Southeast Community College in Milford, where he studied auto parts distribution.
John worked in and around auto parts distribution stores his entire life. He owned and operated the Bulldog Auto Parts Store in Auburn, worked at Sid's Auto Parts in Tecumseh, and Big A Auto Parts in Nebraska City. He also had worked for Cox Cable and SAT Tech as a installation technician. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Nebraska City.
John enjoyed NASCAR racing and Van Halen music. He was also active in bowling league in Nebraska City.
He is survived by father Harlan "Sid" Suedmeier of Nebraska City; sister Keri Hincker and husband Scott of Unadilla; nephew Samuel Hincker; devoted friend/caregiver and cousin Chris Suedmeier of Bellevue; other family and many friends.
He was preceded by mother Mary Suedmeier on April 15, 2009.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City with Rev. John Cotton of Christ Lutheran Church officiating.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Trinity Lutheran (Stutheit) Cemetery at rural Johnson.
The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.
Memorials may be given to ALS of the Heartland or Christ Lutheran Church in Nebraska City.
Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.
Gude Mortuary, Nebraska City, is in charge of funeral arrangements.