Donald J. “Don” Wieland, 90, of Carroll, died on Tuesday Nov. 10, 2020, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.
Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, Nov. 14, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church-St. John Paul II Parish in Carroll. The celebrant was Father Kevin Richter. Music was by Jane Heithoff, Al Heinrichs and Harold Danner. Lectors were Pat Wieland and Haley Wieland. Eucharistic minister was Becky Snyder. Casket bearers were Ryan Klocke, Jason Klocke, Nathan Klocke, Josh Smouse, Jake Smouse, Jess Smouse and Ben Wieland. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Carroll American Legion.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Anthony Regional Hospice.
A link to the recording of Don’s service is available on the Sharp Funeral Home-Carroll YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqd2eeRJk5RTdEJoEooUoAQ.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Don’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com. Those wishing to mail a memorial may direct it to Don Wieland Family, c/o Sharp Funeral Home, 226 W. 8th St., Carroll, IA 51401.
Born on June 15, 1930, at Carroll, Iowa, Donald was a son of Lawrence and Mary Wieland. He grew up near Carroll and graduated from Carroll High School in 1948.
On April 21, 1952, Donald married Evelyn Masching at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Carroll. Don was drafted into the U.S. Army in the fall of 1952 and proudly served the country in the Korean War. After Don’s military service, he and Evie made their home in Carroll for a brief time, before settling on their family farm north of Carroll, where he lived until Evie’s death in 2017, then moving to Westwood Knolls Retirement Center.
Throughout his life Don was a devoted husband and father and ran the farming operation, which was a true passion. Don “Oink” spent many years working at the Carroll Livestock Auction (Sale Barn) and ended his working life mowing fairways at Carroll Municipal Golf Course. Don really enjoyed gardening, and he and Evie always had a large garden, even though every year they swore they would not make as big of one the next year.
If you knew Don, you knew he enjoyed putting puzzles together and wore out many decks of cards playing solitaire. Don was a friend to everyone and never met a stranger. When travelling he would always find people to talk to, and he enjoyed learning where everyone was from. Mostly Don enjoyed his family and spending a lot time with his grandkids and great-grandkids and at family get-togethers.
Don is survived by his children: Steve (Mary Lou) Wieland of Westside, Tom “Tank” (Joni) Wieland of Carroll, Pam (Ron) Smouse of Springfield, Missouri, and Patrick (Katrina) Wieland of Denver, Colorado; son-in-law Dennis Klocke of Templeton; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; his siblings: Paul Wieland of Carroll and Beatrice (Richard) Pudenz of Carroll; sisters-in-law Edna Ludwig of Carroll and Lois (Chuck) Neumayer of Carroll; and brothers-in-law James “Jim” (Joyce) Masching of Carroll and Don Masching of Carroll.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; daughter Linda Klocke; son Michael in infancy; son-in-law David Imming; close friend Joyce Hindman; siblings Marian Wieland, FSPA, Dolores (LaVern) Pudenz and Maxine (Leon) Schultz; and in-laws Louie Masching, Ed Masching, Rosemary Schon, Mary Pudenz and Lorraine (Rainy) Wieland.