April 9, 2013



Sam Wiese, 86, of Manning, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Manning Plaza Nursing Home in Manning.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Ohde Funeral Home in Manning.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at First Presbyterian Church in Manning.

The Rev. Kevin Freese will be officiating the services.

Connie Siepker will be organist.

Burial will be at a later date at Manning Cemetery.

Sam Edward, son of Lester and Helen (Spurrier) Wiese was born Aug. 2, 1926, on the Wiese family farm one mile east of Manning.

Sam graduated from Manning High School in 1944.

He was drafted into the Army in 1945. Sam trained at Fort Sill, Okla., with the last Mule Pack Unit formed in the Army.

Sam married Millicent Read on Aug. 6, 1948, in Des Moines.

Three daughters were born to this marriage. Sam was a partner in Wiese and Sons, a purebred Hereford Cattle breeding operation, until his retirement in 1993.

Sam had a lifelong interest in horses. As a card-carrying, all breeds judge of registered horses, he traveled throughout the United States and Canada, judging 220 shows in 41 states and provinces.

Sam and Millicent have been members of the Manning First Presbyterian Church for 64 years. He was a true patriot and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 22.

Sam was also a member of the Iowa Cattlemen's Association and the National Cattlemen's Association. Sam enjoyed traveling to Arizona for 12 plus years during the winter to be closer to his family and enjoy the warm climate.

Sam's health declined, and in 2011 he moved to Manning Plaza Nursing Home.

He is survived by his wife Millicent Wiese of Manning; three daughters: Dr. Barbara Wiese (Dr. Roger Waldeck) of Phoenix, Ariz.; Mary Wiese (Richard Hornberger) of Phoenix, Ariz. and Dr. Nancy Wiese (Willy Waks) of San Francisco, Calif.; brother Gene (Jean) Wiese of Manning and other relatives and friends

Preceding Sam in death are his parents.