Barbara Lynn Wieseler, age 65 of Maskell, Nebraska, died surrounded by her family on Friday, July 28, 2017 at her residence after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Newcastle, NE with Rev. Andrew Sohm officiating. Burial will be in the Maskell Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 4:30 pm at the church. Visitation will begin on Monday at 9:30 am at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is assisting with arrangements. To send online condolences, or to view the video tribute, please visit www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com.
Barb was born on March 3, 1952 in Yankton, South Dakota to Richard Edward and Patricia Delores (Becker) Jones. She grew up in Wynot, Nebraska and graduated from Wynot High School in 1970. Barb married Darrell J. Wieseler on November 25, 1972 in Santa Rosa, California. They started their life together in San Francisco, and they went on to follow Darrell's job throughout a number of moves primarily in the Midwest. A devoted wife and mother, Barb raised a growing family that included 6 children, a couple of dogs, and even a bird. Barb worked as a telephone operator, home day care provider and private housekeeper over the years but her life's work was her dedication to her family. Her love for family, children, and grandchildren was demonstrated through her daily acts of service to others. One of her hallmarks was her ability to put the needs of her family above hers always.
Barb was an active member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and Sodality. She served as a Director of Religious Education and taught classes at St. Peter's in Newcastle and St. Patrick's in Jackson. Barb was also a member of the Newcastle American Legion Auxiliary Post 62. She loved flowers, gardening, camping, traveling and was an active crafter in yarn and needlework. She especially enjoyed being with her family and grandchildren.
Barb is survived by her husband, Darrell Wieseler of Maskell, 6 children, Brenda and Barry Litchfield of Greeneville, TN; Stacy and Don Tunink of Omaha, NE; Jason and Melissa Wieseler of East Stroudsburg, PA; Shannon Wieseler of Sioux Falls, SD; Andrea Brown of Mayetta, KS; Monica and Roberto Reyes of Vicenza, Italy; her mother, Patricia Jones of Santa Rosa, Ca; 14 grandchildren, 8 siblings, Douglas and Jann Jones of High Pointe, NC; Kent Jones, Kevin and Patti Jones of Hollister, CA; Debora and Mike Sey of Sacramento, CA; Jeff and Karen Jones of Modesto, CA; Mark and Yvette Jones of Santa Cruz, CA; Marcia Jones and her husband Dennis of Petaluma, CA; Neal and Kristin Jones of Santa Rosa, CA.
She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Jones and a son-in-law, Michael Brown.
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My thoughts and prayers are with you Darrell and with your family. May you find peace and happiness in the love of your family. I wish I could be there to give you a great big hug!
Janet Hoss Cleary
I was so sad to hear of Barb's passing. She has gone to a wonderful place where she will have no more pain and suffering. The Good Lord picked a good one. She will live forever in the memory of those who knew and loved her. May she rest in peace. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family.
Marcella "Sis" Bonertz
Darrell and Family, our sincere sympathy to you and all your family, I know you all had a hard road but put up a long fight. Remember all the memories and treasure them.
Ken and MaryBeth Pinkelman Meyer
So very sorry to hear of Barb's passing! It's been many, many years since your time in the great big city of Fordyce, but some of my childhood memories are definitely of going to the Wieseler house! Barb was a wonderful, caring woman, and I can only imagine the void she will leave. Sending prayers and good thoughts to all her loved ones during this difficult time!
Heather (Eskens) Underwood
Thoughts and prayers are with ya all at this time of your loss God bless ya all at this time
Kim and Mary Dahlin
I am so sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
Molly Raabe & Family
Our deepest sympathies to the Wieseler & Jones families. Even though the angels were calling her home, it's never easy to say goodbye. Barb was a lovely lady. Wishing peace & prayers to all her loved ones.
Steve & Deb (Eskens) Orwig
So sorry for you and your family. We heard you took good care of her. We didn't know her mother, Pat was still alive until we read the obituary on the Web site.
Lowell and Janice Newton
We want to offer our prayers and support to all of the Wieseler family. Please know that God is caring for you through the hands and hearts of others. Barb was an awesome person. She was one of the best neighbors we ever had. We stayed in touch for many, many years. We are so sorry for your loss.
Tammie & Ron Eskens
I am so sorry for you loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish the memories. What a lovely video.
Janice Guy O'Connor
Darrell and all the Wieselers': Barb's passing is an immense loss for all who knew her, but a joyous new life for her. Barb was a positive influence for me in high school, and special to me in so many ways - memories of her and Darrell's relationship ( soul-mates personified)., being the two tallest girls at Wynot High, and being cousins ( Barb's grandfather and my Dad were first cousins). Please find comfort in realizing that Barb will be forever present in all the lives that she touched. May God Bless and keep you all at this difficult time.
Maureen Bruening Jensen
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