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Mert Wiedmann, city icon, is dead at 97


October 21, 2021 | View PDF


Mert Wiedmann in a familiar setting at Bullard Pharmacy in Fresno in 2017 – still at work with daughter Lynn Taylor. (Courtesy

Mert Wiedmann, a pioneer in the history of Shafter, city leader and longtime owner of Stringham's Shafter Drug Store, passed away Oct. 19. He was 97, and was living in the family home on Cross Street. More details on Wiedmann's life and his impact on the community will appear on and in next week's print edition.


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