By Rebecca Goodman
Enquirer staff writer
UNION TWP. - Arthur E. Wiedenbein, township trustee, died in his sleep Monday. He was 57.
A former Union Township zoning commissioner, Mr. Wiedenbein was elected to a four-year term as trustee in 1997. Re-elected in 2001, his term would have ended Dec. 31, 2005.
"Art was a special type of person. He was a visionary," said Robert McGee, a friend and fellow trustee. "He'd look at what the township - the county - needed. He always had everybody in mind. He was the type of guy that could talk to anybody, and everybody knew they could talk to him."
A graduate of Glen Este High School, Mr. Wiedenbein opened Wiedenbein Auto Truck Parts on Tealtown Road in Union Township in 1968. He operated it for 35 years.
He was a member of the Masons Covert Lodge, the Republican Party and the Clermont County Fair Board, of which he was past president.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara A Hendricks Wiedenbein; a daughter, Summer A. Wiedenbein; and a brother, Glen A. Wiedenbein.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today at Moore Family Funeral Home, 225 Spring St., Batavia. The funeral is 10 a.m. Friday at the Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St. Interment will be at Mount Moriah Cemetery.
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