Gerald B. Wieseler, age 78 of St. Helena, Nebraska died on Thursday, November 05, 2015 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Immaculate Conception) Catholic Church in St. Helena, Nebraska with the Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in rural St. Helena. Visitation will be on Sunday, at church, from 2-5:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday at church one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, NE.
Pallbearers will be Jessica Wieseler, Alanah Wieseler, Michael Wieseler Jr., Scott Wieseler, Sydney Wieseler, Jace Wieseler.
Honorary pallbearers are Jonathon Ly, Grant Wieseler, Max Wieseler, Victoria Wieseler, Sonia Coleman, Tyrel Wieseler, Carissa Wieseler, Jake Wieseler, Kari Wieseler, Jennifer Wieseler, Samantha Wieseler, Jacklyn Wieseler, Camryn Wieseler, Marcel Wieseler, Gioyvonna Wieseler, Yvette Wieseler, Baleyah Wieseler, Bazylle Wieseler, Katherine Wieseler, Caroline Wieseler, Jack Wieseler, Emma Wieseler, Addison Wieseler, Owen Wieseler, Noah Klein, Hope Klein, Evan Klein, Chad Wieseler Jr., and Samuel Pompa.
Gerald Bernard Wieseler was born on June 21, 1937 in Yankton, SD to John F. and Winifred M. (Heine) Wieseler. He grew up in St. Helena where he lived his entire life. He graduated from Wynot High School in 1955. He married Claudette Uhing on August 12, 1958. Gerald farmed and also worked at Alumax in Yankton for 20 years until age 71. He also did custom haying and bailing.
Gerald was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and sang in the choir. He loved playing cards, especially pinochle and sheephead, a love that he passed on to all his children and grandchildren. Gerald loved sports and played both baseball and basketball during high school. He coached and managed his sons' midget baseball teams and also did some umpiring. He also enjoyed deer hunting, gardening and canning.
Gerald is survived by his 11 children and their spouses, Bill and Annette Wieseler of Omaha, John and Cathy Wieseler of Utica, SD, Jerry and Deb Wieseler of Murray, NE, Michael and Janet Wieseler Tyndall, SD, Jeffrey Wieseler of Waterloo, NE, Brian and Theresa Wieseler of Clover, SC, Bruce and Sarah Wieseler of Lincoln, NE, Pat and Tania Wieseler of Waseca, MN, Madonna and Ken Klein of Omaha, NE, Chad and Holly Wieseler of Bellevue, NE, Shana and Jeremiah Pompa of Santa Maria, CA; 35 grandchildren; five sisters and spouses, Rita Koch of Hartington, NE, Marietta and Carl Soukup of Sioux Falls, SD, Sr. Barbara Wieseler of Grand Island, NE, Marcia and Jim Greene of Palm Coast, FL, Cheryl and Jerry Hisek of Yankton, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Angela, Brother Leonard Wieseler; brother-in-law Anthony Koch.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Our deepest sympathy to all your family. We are sending prayers and know memories will comfort you at this difficult time.
Carl and Bonnie Beed
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Gerald. My life is richer with childhood memories of playing baseball with Gerald's coaching. He was patient and full of encouragement. He will be fondly remembered.
Our sympathy to the family. I babysat when you lived in St Helena. Gerald had a good heart Thinking of you and wishing you Gods comfort and peace at this time.
My heartfelt sympathy to the Wieseler family. I worked with both Gerald and John at Alumax, will continue to keep you all in my prayers.
My sympathy to all the family. Wish I could be there. I always enjoyed seeing you and my life was improved by the times I spent with you and your family. Rest in peace Uncle Gerald.
Jean Koch and family
Our deepest sympathy to John W. and his family. I have a lot of great memories working with Gerald at Alumax. He was always fun to work with and always had a joke to tell, He will be missed.
Scott and Jeanna Phillips
You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of Gerald. We always had such a good time playing cards with theSt..Helena group. He will always be remembered for his hearty laugh. May God bless you with the strength to deal with the grief.
Cyril and Laverta Mauch
Our heartfelt condolences to the Wieseler family. We were saddened to hear of Gerald's passing but grateful that we had the pleasure to meet him at Jenny and Tyrel's wedding. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Jim and Marj Determan
My deepest sympathy goes out to The Wieseler Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
Sending my deepest sympathy to all of the family.
My sincere sympathy to the Wieseler Family. My prayers are with you all. The video tribute is priceless and thanks for sharing. I hope good memories and time will help in the healing process. God bless you in this time of need.
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