Leonard 'Slim' Wiese, 93, of Wisner died Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his home in rural Wisner. Funeral service will be Friday, December 30 at 1:30pm at Stokely Funeral Home with Reverend Dale Topp as officiant. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery with lunch following at Grace Lutheran Church hall. Visitation with family present will be Friday from 9:00am to 1:30pm at the funeral home. A memorial has been established.
Leonard Franklin Wiese was born March 8, 1923 to William and Alma (Moeller) Wiese in West Point. The family was raised northeast of West Point where Slim attended country school. He helped on the family farm as well as being a hired hand at several different area farms. On May 12, 1943, Slim married Evelyn Meier in Fremont. The couple lived in West Point before settling on the farm north of Wisner in 1953. The couple farmed until the late 1980’s when Slim semi-retired and began his passion of woodworking.
Slim was an avid baseball fan and could be found sitting in his chair in the evening listening to the Minnesota Twins. He also loved going to the Cuming County Fair where his favorite activity involved watching the local baseball teams in the fair tournament. Slim also entered many of his woodworking projects in the fair where he received many ribbons.
Survivors include his sons, Rodney of South Dakota, Jerry (Debra) Wiese of Randolph, and Gary (Betty) Wiese of Wisner; grandchildren Jason, Justin, Jennifer, Leslie, Roger, Rita, and Judy; several great-grandchildren;and sister-in-law Darlene Wiese.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; wife Evelyn on May 6, 2008; brothers, Francis, Wayne 'Babe,' Delmar 'Pete,' and Vern 'Fat;' and sister, Audrey.