Jan. 10, 1921-May 3, 2014
TYLER – Mass of Christian Burial for Andrew Wieme, 93, of Marshall, formerly of Tyler is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler with the rosary at 4 p.m. and prayer service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in St. Dionysius Cemetery in Tyler. Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft Johansen Chapel in Tyler.
He died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall.
Andrew Wieme was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Ihlen to Albert and Marie (Overmiere) Wieme. He was raised in the Jasper area where he was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. He also attended country school through the 8th grade after which he helped on the family farm until March of 1945 when he enlisted in the United States Army and served during World War II in Hawaii. He was honorably discharged on May 22, 1946, at which time he returned to the Jasper area. On Dec. 31, 1946, Andrew married Irene Debbaut in Minneota. They remained farming in the Jasper area until 1951 when they moved to a farm near Balaton. They farmed until Andrew’s retirement in 1984 when they moved into Tyler. Irene passed away in September of 1996. Andrew moved to O’Brien Court in Tracy in 2004. In December of 2007 he became a resident of Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall.
Andrew was a member of St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler. He had served on the Balaton School Board, and was a member of A.C. Hansen American Legion Post #185 in Tyler and of the National Farmers Organization. He enjoyed music and singing, playing harmonica, woodworking, and playing cards and Rolle Bolle. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Andrew is lovingly remembered by his sons: Dale (Julie) Wieme of Ruthton, Bernie (Casey) Wieme of Pipestone, Dave (Linda) Wieme of Balaton, Alvin (Cathy) Wieme of Sartell and Allen (Brenda) Wieme of Tracy; his daughters: Carolyn (David) Vandendriessche of Tracy and Marilyn (Paul) Erickson of Balaton; 21 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; two sons, Duane Wieme and Richard Wieme; two grandsons, Roman Wieme and Nicholas Wieme; his parents; and one brother, Edgar Wieme.
Blessed be his memory.