Asta K Wiechmann
Asta K. Wiechmann, 90, of Atlantic, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Heritage House in Atlantic.
Asta Kristine Petersen was born April 16, 1925 to Peter Petersen and Nicoline Marie (Mikkelsen) Petersen, at her parent's home south of Elk Horn on a day when her father was seeding oats. She attended Clay #7 School in Shelby County, graduating from Elk Horn High School in 1943. Asta was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kimballton, Iowa. Following graduation, she worked at the Kimballton Creamery. After moving to Atlantic, she worked at Rex Pharmacy and Brown Shoe Fit. Asta met Earl Henry Wiechmann at a roller skating rink in Atlantic, and they married on April 27, 1947. They made their home in Washington Township where they raised their four children. In 1987, Asta and Earl moved to Atlantic. She resided at Heritage House from 2013 until her death.
Asta was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School for many years, and belonged to LWML and Golden Years. She loved her Savior and was comforted when scriptures or prayers were said to her. For over 60 years, Asta was a member of ETC Neighborhood Club in Washington Township. Family and friends remember Asta for her love of dancing with Earl and the friends they made, needlework and sewing, and delicious meals she made for her family. She would offer food to any worker or neighbor and was well known for her interest in young people. Asta was proud of her Danish heritage and had an opportunity to visit Denmark and her relatives there.
Asta is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Earl; her children, Alan (Carolyn) Wiechmann of Parker, Colorado, Gary (Connie) Wiechmann of Lewis, Iowa, Pat (Brent) Stuetelberg of Sun City, Arizona and Scott (Anita) Wiechmann of Stilwell, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Ben Stuetelberg, Bethany (Shyrod) Long, Kara (Scott) Simpson, Joel Wiechmann, Nate Wiechmann, Sadie Wiechmann and Jordan Wiechmann; four great grandchildren, Trey Long, Kalin Long, Taylor Simpson and Carter Simpson; sister, Edith Larsen of Elk Horn, Iowa and brother-in-law, Raymond (Delores) Christensen of Omaha, Nebraska; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Nicoline; parents-in-law, Henry Thomas Wiechmann and Engel Riebesell Wiechmann; her brother, Verner Petersen; sister and brother-in-law, Helga and Jack Lange; brother-in-law, Kenneth Larsen; brother-in-law, Alfred Wiechmann; and sister-in-law, Baby Girl Wiechmann.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic, with Pastor Ken Davidson officiating. Burial will be in the Atlantic Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Roland Funeral Home.
The family has suggested that memorials be given for the Alzheimer's Association or Zion Lutheran Church Kids Come First Daycare.
Roland Funeral Service is caring for Asta's family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com
IN REMEMBRANCE OF
Asta K. Wiechmann
April 16, 1925
South of Elk Horn, Iowa
ENTERED INTO REST
Sunday, May 10, 2015
At the age of
90 years & 24 days
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Zion Lutheran Church ~ Atlantic, Iowa
Pastor Ken Davidson
“Amazing Grace” by Jody Rudolph
“Softly and Tenderly” by Congregation
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus” #770 by Congregation
IN CHARGE OF FLOWERS
Duane & Kay Winston
Delbert Thurman & Carol Seddon
Atlantic Cemetery ~ Atlantic, Iowa
You are invited to join the family for lunch in the
Zion Lutheran Fellowship Hall following the committal service.
The family suggests memorials be made for The Alzheimer's Association
or Zion Lutheran Church Kids Come First Daycare.