John D. 'Jack' Wieseman, age 90, of Osceola, Nebraska, passed away March 10, 2020 at Ridgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center in Seward, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Osceola with Rev. Teri Lucas officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, March 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Dubas Funeral Home in Osceola. Pianist will be Louise Wheeler. Soloist will be Jane Roberts. Musical selections will be "In The Garden", "How Great Thou Art", "It Is Well With My Soul" and "Centerfield." Pallbearers will be Cheston Coffin, Zachary Coffin, Caleb Alcorn, Jesse Bartek, Jared Bartek and John Andrew Wieseman. Interment will be in the Osceola Cemetery with Military Rites by Osceola Legion Post #91.
Jack was born October 30, 1929 in Osceola to Carl and Glenna (Matheson) Wieseman. He graduated from Osceola High School in 1947. He then attended one year of college at Nebraska Wesleyan. Jack served in the United States Air Force from December 28, 1950 to September 4, 1954. He was united in marriage to Donna Carlson in 1955 and to this union four children were born.
After returning from the service he moved to Osceola and farmed with his dad. In 1974 he partnered with Keith Miller to own and operate Osceola Implement, which they ran until the mid 1980's.
He was united in marriage to Mary (Brown) Rempe in September of 1981.
They moved to Lincoln where he managed two hardware stores and later worked as a handyman for Dan and Jeannie Cuda Property Management Co. until retiring at the age of 85. On March 25, 2019 Jack moved to Ridgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center in Seward where he resided until his passing.
He enjoyed gardening, mowing, doing house maintenance, genealogy, history, woodworking, and telling stories. He was a season ticket holder for Nebraska baseball and football games. Baseball was his passion, he always enjoyed watching a good game. He was very proud of his military service and visited Sac Air Force Museum at least once a year with his grandkids. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren's activities and spending one on one time with his grandsons. When a new grandchild or great grandchild was born, Jack would try to get to the hospital or their home as soon as possible to meet them.
He was a member of the Osceola American Legion William Wolfe Post #91, and Masonic Lodge #65 in Osceola. He served on the Osceola School board, was a member of Ryan Hill Country Club, an original member of the Bucktail Lake Association and the Huskers Home Run Club.
Survivors include his children: Vicki (Mitchell) Coffin of Lincoln, Mary Jo Wieseman-Ciurej of Ashland, Janet (Steve) Bartek of Valparaiso, John Patrick (Linda) Wieseman of Osceola, step-daughter Susan (Paul) Spieker of Malcolm; grandchildren: Cheston (Evamarie) Coffin, Zachary (Natalie) Coffin, Emily (Abraham) Coffin, Caleb (Tiffany) Alcorn, Becky (Richard) Zatloukal, Rachel (Brian) Moore, Jesse Bartek, Jared (Becca) Bartek, John Andrew (Amber) Wieseman, Tyler (Miranda) Smith, Townzen (Jessica) Smith, Samantha Spieker, Tony Spieker, Jessie Spieker, Gregory Rempe; 29 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary; step-son Greg Rempe; and his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Osceola American Legion William Wolfe Post #91, Masonic Lodge #65 in Osceola and Ridgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center in Seward.
Dubas Funeral Home of Osceola and Stromsburg is in charge of arrangements.
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