Earl H. Wiechmann
Earl H. Wiechmann passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at Atlantic Specialty Care in Atlantic at the age of 91.
Earl Henry Wiechmann was born on September 25, 1924, in Atlantic, Iowa to Henry Thomas and Engel (Riebesell) Wiechmann. In October of 1929, his father, young brother Alfred, and unborn sister were killed in a car-train accident in Wiota. Earl was unharmed, but his mother was left with permanent physical injuries. She later remarried and had a son, Raymond Don Christensen. Earl attended school in Atlantic until 8th grade, but left in order to run the family farm and to help his neighbors. Earl met Asta K. Petersen at a roller skating rink in Atlantic while showing off his fancy skating moves. They married on April 27, 1947, at Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic, and made their home in Washington Township where they raised their four children. In 1987, Earl and Asta moved to Atlantic.
Earl was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic. He served on the governing board, was an elder, and belonged to Men’s Club and Golden Years. As a young man, he was active in 4-H and continued on for years as a 4-H leader of Washington GEM. Earl loved feeding cattle and belonged to Cass County Beef Producers for many years. In 2009, he received the Cass County Cattlemen’s Hall of Fame award. He also served on the board of directors of Production Credit Services, now known as Farm Credit Services. Earl was very proud of his Piper Cub airplane, and even flew it into the Washington Reagan International Airport. Earl and Asta enjoyed dancing and in later years could be found dancing with their friends in Minden. He taught his family to love and care for animals, to be good stewards of land and money, and to help his neighbors and friends.
Earl is survived by his 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; brother, Raymond (Delores) Christensen of Omaha, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Edith Larsen of Elk Horn, Iowa; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Asta Wiechmann; parents, Henry and Engel Wiechmann; brother, Alfred Wiechmann, sister, Baby Girl Wiechmann; brothers-in-law, Verner Petersen and Kenneth Larsen; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Helga and Jack Lange.
Open visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 3rd and from 8:00 a.m. until time of family visitation on Friday at Roland Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 4th at Roland's.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic, with Pastors Ken Davidson and Leon Hodges officiating. Burial will be in the Atlantic Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the burial in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be given to the Cass County 4-H Endowment, Atlantic FFA Alumni or Zion Lutheran Church.
Roland Funeral Service is caring for Earl's family and his arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com
IN REMEMBRANCE OF
Earl H. Wiechmann
September 25, 1924 ~ Atlantic, Iowa
ENTERED INTO REST
Sunday, February 28, 2016 ~ Atlantic, Iowa
At the age of
91 Years, 5 Months & 24 Days
10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2016
Zion Lutheran Church ~ Atlantic, Iowa
ORDER OF SERVICE
Lutheran Service Book ~ Pages 278-281
Pastor Ken Davidson & Pastor Leon Hodges
Processional - “Amazing Grace” by Congregation #744
“On Eagles’ Wings” by Congregation #727
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus” by Congregation #770
Recessional - Big Band Swing
IN CHARGE OF FLOWERS
Delbert Thurman and 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 may be given for the
Cass County 4-H Endowment, Atlantic FFA Alumni or Zion Lutheran Church.