Leonard Anthony Wieseler, age 88, of St. Helena, Nebraska, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 10:30 AM at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Helena with Reverend Eric Olson, officiating. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in St. Helena. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM with a Vigil Service at 7:00 PM at the church. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Alex Wieseler, Jack Calkins, John Hecke, Jon Calkins, Jeff Wiepen and Jake Wiepen.
Leonard was born on October 9, 1926 at Yankton, SD to John Francis and Winifred (Heine) Wieseler. He grew up and lived on the same farm southwest of St. Helena all of his life. Leonard married Jeanette Schieffer on May 16, 1961 at Constance, Nebraska. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Helena and was a former Eucharistic Minister and parish trustee. He was a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Catholic Order of Foresters, Ministry of Praise, St. Helena Social Club and bowled for several teams in Yankton and Crofton. He and Jeanette loved to travel and he was an avid card player. He loved music and baseball, football and hockey especially the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penguins.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Jeanette Wieseler of St. Helena; 6 children and their spouses, Jan and Jeff Wiepen of Omaha, NE; LeAnn and John Hecke of Shawnee, KS; Allan and Chrissie Wieseler of Yankton, SD; Carol and Jon Calkins of Inver Grove Heights, MN; Clair and Carol Wieseler of St. Helena; Kelly and Beth Wieseler of Lincoln, NE; 17 grandchildren, a brother, Gerald Wieseler of St. Helena; 5 sisters, Rita Koch of Hartington; Marietta and Carl Soukup of Sioux Falls, SD; Sr. Barbara Wieseler, Sisters of Charity, Kansas City, KS; Marcia and Jim Greene of Palm Coast, Florida and Cheryl and Jerry Hisek of Yankton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, twin infant daughters, Nancy and Norma and a brother-in-law, Tony Koch.
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Beth and Kelly;
We are so sorry to hear that your dad passed away. Our prayers and sympathy are with you and your family.
Dave and Kathy Schanche
To the entire Wieseler Family:
I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Leonard's passing. All I can think is Uncle Gerald, Uncle Clarence, Uncle Leonard and Dad are having a great hand of Sheepshead right now. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
To the wieseler family
So sorry to hear of Uncle Leonard's passing. There are cards being played in heaven tonight. our thoughts, sympathy and prayers are with you all.
Ron and Debbie Schieffer
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers from our family to yours
We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Leonard passing. The loss of a father is a tough time in life. Know that our prayers are with you.
Jeff and Beth Schieffer Family
Carol, Jon, Jack and Monica:
We are sorry for the loss of your father/grandfather. Hope your memories and lessons from this wonderful, faith-filled man continue in your hearts. Prayers go out to your family.
The Cartwright Family
We were so sorry to hear of Leanard's death.
May the memories of his life comfort your during this time of loss. God bless you all
Howard and Sharon Soukup
Dear Wieseler Family,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Leonard. What a great neighbor and he was to my family! I'm sure he will be greatly missed. Marcia and Cheryl - so sorry I missed the service. You are in my prayers.
Linda Becker Wuebben
Dear Aunt Jeanette and families,
I was so sorry to get the news of Leonard's passing.
I am so glad, though,when I was out there a couple of summers ago, that I had such a nice visit with him. He left a good memory for me.
My deepest sympathy! I always enjoyed chatting with Leonard!
God bless you all and bless Leonard with true peace and happiness in heaven!
Jeanette, just learned of your loss. My deepest sympathies...I was just thinking about the 4th of July when we got to visit over dinner at the parish hall before I came to work today. You are in my prayers.
Kathleen De Blauw Roseboom
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