Eldon Wiese

Eldon H. Wiese, 96, of Mapleton passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Maple Heights Nursing Home of Mapleton.

A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 7, at St. John’s United Methodist Church of Mapleton. Committal services followed in Grant Township Cemetery of Rodney. Armstrong – Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Eldon Herman Jurgen Wiese was born at home in rural Cushing, on April 14, 1922. He was the fourth of six children born to Herman and Christina (Clausen) Wiese. He attended country school in the rural Cushing area.

Eldon married Eva Pohlman at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sioux City on June 6, 1945. The couple shared 67½ years of marriage together. They were the proud parents of seven sons: Steven, Alan, Randall, Eldon B., Monte, Grant and Dale.

Eldon was a hard worker and farmed from 1947-1961 around Aurelia and Early. Later he moved to Schaller where he was employed by several businesses. Eldon had a mechanical aptitude and used those abilities while working at Schaller Consolidated Popcorn Company until retirement in 1989.

Eldon had an ear for music and enjoyed playing his accordion throughout life. He played in a dance band at family gatherings and at the nursing home. He was skilled at woodworking and valued the opportunity to share his creations with family. Eldon moved to Mapleton after retiring. He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church. He was a dedicated father who took great pride in his sons.

Left to cherish his memory include his sons: Alan (Marsha) Wiese of Tekamah, Neb.; Randall (Wanita) Wiese of Kingsley; Eldon B. (Debbie) of Storm Lake; Monte (Denise) Wiese of Elkhorn, Neb.; Grant (Mary Beth) Wiese of Glenwood; and Dale (Shelly) of Gretna, Neb.; sister Lorraine Rochau; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Eva Wiese (Dec. 2, 2012); son Steven Wiese; great-granddaughter Karlie; brother Alvin Wiese; sisters: Hermina, Edna Steen and Luella Beers.