The Obit For John Wehust

John Wehust

Published in the St. Petersburg Times on 3/13/2009


WEHUST, John C. 87, of Land O' Lakes, formerly of Tampa, passed away on March 10, 2009, at his home.

He was born in East Otto, NY and came to Tampa in 1943. He was Christian by faith. He was a Minor League baseball player for the Rochester Red Wings before being drafted into the Army/Air Force where he served during World War II.

He was a past member of the Elks Lodge #708 for over 50 years and a past member of the Krewe of Venus.

John Clinton Wehust was larger than life. He could literally fill a door way and he filled our hearts. He was the center of our family and for each of us, a best friend. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia of Land O' Lakes; 2 sons, John Jr. and David, both of Tampa; 3 daughters, Coletta Piurowski and her husband, Paul of Land O'Lakes, Nanette Sherrill and her husband, Mark of Tampa, Suzette Wehust of Spring Hill; 2 brothers, Milton Wehust of Sheridan, NY, Robert Wehust of Yaucuppa, CA; 1 sister Jeanne Stevens of Tionesta, PA; 4 grandchildren Missyand Mallory Sherrill, Caz and Lizzy Piurowski.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2009, at 1 pm, at Northwest Tampa Church of Christ, 7259 Sheldon Road, Tampa. Brewer & Sons 813-887-4991.