Glen Wieczorek

Dates

October 16, 1927 - November 2, 2017

Obituary

Glen Wieczorek, 90, of Mitchell, died Thursday, November 02, 2017 at Firesteel Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Mitchell Wesleyan Church with a burial at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be 5-7:00 PM Monday, November 6 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel. 

Glen Paul Wieczorek was born on October 16, 1927 in Mitchell, SD to Paul and Emma (Heckel) Wieczorek. He grew up on the farm 13 miles South of Mt. Vernon that had been homesteaded by his grandfather, Henry Wieczorek.

During his high school years he would pick up several of his classmates on the drive into Mt. Vernon with his Model A Ford. Because the school reimbursed him for gas, he was able to drive all four years practically free. However, he often had to rise early in the morning to repair tires. Following graduation from Mt. Vernon in 1945 he purchased an Indian Motorcycle and rode to New York City. It was his first memory of leaving the state.

On March 10th, 1950 he married Helen Liddeke at the Nazarene Church in Mitchell. They raised five children together on their farm six miles south of Mt. Vernon. He was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church, Barbershop Chorus, and the Farm Bureau. He served on the district board of education, election board, and the soil district co-operative. In 1962 he was selected as the Outstanding Young Farmer in Davison County. Helen passed away in August 9, 1978.

On February 4, 1987 Glen married Wanema Koeshall in Mitchell. They continued to farm until 1996 at which time they purchased a home in Mitchell and retired. Glen remained active in the Wesleyan Church and enjoyed singing with the Barbershop Chorus. In 2011, he moved into Firesteel Health Care Center.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 30 years, Wanema Wieczorek, Mitchell; sons: Rick (Vicky) Wieczorek, Sturgis, SD; Bradley Wieczorek, Sioux Falls, SD; daughters Glenda Wieczorek-Hohn, Mitchell; Janelle (Chuck) Herman, Mt. Vernon;  Tami (Rex) Young, Dickinson, ND; stepsons: Kent Koeshall, Union Grove, WI; Kreg (Angela) Koeshall, Mitchell; Keith (Laura) Koeshall, Berlin, WI; step daughters Kerry Besch, Seymour, WI; and Kaylee (Casey) Piper, White River, SD; brothers: Wallace (Noreen) Wieczorek, Mt. Vernon; and James (Elizabeth) Wieczorek, Mitchell; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Helen, and his parents Paul and Emma Wieczorek. 


Visitation(s)

Date
Monday, November 6, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Mitchell Wesleyan Church
601 N Sanborn Blvd
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by AseraCare Hospice on November 6, 2017
During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
- The AseraCare Hospice Team
Posted by Jeanie Wieczorek Seager on November 6, 2017
Rest in peace...may our Heavenly Father comfort this family in this time of grief.
Posted by Willy & Evie Holz on November 5, 2017
Tami & Family / so sorry 😐 for the loss of your father / thinking of you / hugs & prayers
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on November 3, 2017
So sorry for your loss . Your Dad was a great guy always ready to help were he could . He will be missed be all that was blessed to know him !! You all are in our prayers .
Posted by Shane-Marie Carrier on November 2, 2017
I wasn't lucky enough to meet this lovely man but I'm blessed to know his Granddaughter Misty Robinson...she talked about him alot and I'm pretty sure that she inherited a little of his humor and a ton of his spirit!
Posted by Shirlee & Randy Burmeister on November 2, 2017
Sympathy to the family. I loved visiting with Glen, he was always so upbeat. Will miss him!
Posted by Frank&Mary Bruna on November 2, 2017
You have our sympathy.Glenn was a sweet& generous man. He is now happy with his maker.
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