Delbert Otto Wiese
B. Thursday, July 27, 1933 D. Monday, August 31, 2015
A funeral service for Delbert Wiese, age 82, will be held Friday, September 4th at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sioux Valley, Minnesota.
Delbert Otto Wiese, the son of Leona (Timm) and Rudolph Wiese, was born July 27, 1933 in Sioux Valley Township in Jackson County, Minnesota. He was baptized in the Presbyterian Church in 1935. Delbert attended school in Sioux Valley and Round Lake, graduating in 1951. He then attended Worthington Junior College. Delbert served 1 years in Co I, 135th Infantry Division National Guard at Worthington. He entered the US Army in 1953, serving in Germany, until receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1955.
On November 20, 1955, Delbert was united in marriage to Shirley Ihnen. They were blessed with three children, Lona, Keith and Kelly. He farmed in Round Lake Township for forty-five years.
Delbert was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sioux Valley. He was an American Legion member since 1955 and served as 2nd District Adjutant in 1967 and 1968. He was presently Commander of the Sioux Valley American Legion. Delbert served nine years on the Round Lake Elevator Board, six years on the Sioux Valley School Board and thirty-four years on the Round Lake Township Board. Delbert also served as Director on the Corn Belt Mutual Insurance for twenty years
Delbert was a lifetime horse lover. At one time, he participated in chuck wagon racing and participated in horse shows with his children. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren and loved to spend time with them. Delbert and Shirley have spent many winters in Donna, Texas and enjoyed their friends in Magnolia Park. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing and woodworking.
On August 31, 2015, Delbert passed away at Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer, Iowa at eighty-two years of age.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Jackson; children, Lona (Steven) Lende, Keith Wiese and Kelly (Joan) Wiese; six grandchildren, Alex Lende, Dylan Lende, Brittany Lende, Courtney Wiese, Tyler Wiese and Alexa Wiese; one great-grandchild, Bailee Wiese.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ardyth Techau Constantine; brothers-in-law, Alvin Techau and Stanley Constantine; niece, Kathy Gonzales; nephew, Kedric Techau.
Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.