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Adolf Carl Tiedemann

January 22, 1948 ~ May 14, 2022 (age 74)


Adolf Carl Tiedemann IV, life-long resident of Elkhart, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Raclin House in Mishawaka. He was 74 years old. Carl, a well-known Elkhart businessman and entrepreneur, wine aficionado, husband, father and grandfather, was called to attend to the greatest wine tasting ever held in Heaven.

Carl was born on January 22, 1948, in Elkhart to the late A. Carl Tiedemann III and Frances (Stuckman) Tiedemann.

Carl was the President and CEO of The Tiedemann Group in Elkhart. Under its Real Estate/Construction Services divisions, the Tiedemann Group operates FM Stone Commercial (commercial real estate firm), FM Construction Company (commercial construction firm), Eastpoint Business Centre (business incubator), Lexington Business Centre (business incubator) and Tiedemann Realty Services (property management company).

Under the Tiedemann Wine & Events Group division, The Tiedemann Group operates Glenwood Cellars Wines/Tiedemann Wines (wholesale wine distribution company), the LEX 530 Metropolitan Event Center and the 530 Wine Bar. Tiedemann Wines produces two lines of wines in Napa Valley and brings those wines back to Elkhart to distribute to the Michiana area.

Carl graduated from Elkhart High School where he met, Emilie Arbogast. They married on October 1, 1966 in Elkhart and settled in Glenwood Park area in 1976 to raise their family. Carl got his official start in commercial real estate in 1978 as a founding partner in FM Property Management, Inc. (which became FM Stone Commercial in 2001). In 1982 he formed FM Construction Company.

Carl spent his entire career in the ownership, development and management of commercial and industrial real estate. In total he was involved in the conversion of more than 1 million square feet of former manufacturing area to multi-tenant commercial/industrial rental space for small and medium size businesses. These experiences lead to the development of the Lexington Business Centre (1990) and EastPointe Center (2000), Elkhart’s small business incubators.From 1993 to 1995, Carl worked with several United Nations representatives to establish the Indonesian small business incubator program. In 1998 he worked to establish incubators in Egypt.

Carl received the Certified Property Manger (CPM) designation awarded by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), the SIOR designation award by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and CRE designation awarded by the Counselors of Real Estate. He is the past President of the Indiana SIOR Chapter and served on many SIOR national committees. Carl was a Charter Member of the Northern Indiana Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management where he served in various chapter offices, including its presidency.


Carl is survived by his loving wife Emilie, his two children: Benjamin Tiedemann of Elkhart and Elizabeth (Aaron) Carris of Elkhart, and two grandsons whom he adored: Noah Tiedemann and Adler Carris, both of Elkhart. He is also survived by a sister, Robin Ray Smith of Florida and a brother, Evan Miller of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A visitation for Carl will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022 from 1 to 8pm at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home in Elkhart. A funeral service for Carl will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 12pm at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Elkhart with an hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will follow at Carleton Cemetery. Pastor Terri Peterson will be officiating.  

Memorial contributions can be made to Adlers Fund at Beacon Children’s Hospital, 615 N. Michigan St. South Bend, IN and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 225 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611.

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May 20, 2022

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home Inc.
403 W. Franklin Street
Elkhart, IN 46516

Funeral Service
May 21, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Johns Episcopal Church (Elkhart)

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