Robert Wiesner, 81Robert Donald Wiesner, 81, of Hudson, formerly of Chippewa Falls, died peacefully Thursday, June 18, 2009, at the Christian Community Home in Hudson. Robert was born on April 2, 1928, in Wausau, Wis., the son of Harold and Alma (Moldrem) Wiesner.
Robert Donald Wiesner, 81, of Hudson, formerly of Chippewa Falls, died peacefully Thursday, June 18, 2009, at the Christian Community Home in Hudson.
Robert was born on April 2, 1928, in Wausau, Wis., the son of Harold and Alma (Moldrem) Wiesner. He was raised in Wausau, attending school prior to enlisting in the Armed Forces, serving in the United States Navy during World War II.
Upon his return, he would meet and marry the former Dorene Rae McKee on April 10, 1953, in Chippewa Falls. This union would be blessed with seven children.
Robert worked for Univac – Sperry Corporation, which evolved into the Unisys Corporation in the Twin Cities. He worked in their inventory department overseeing ordering and parts.
Following retirement at the age of 63, he took up the craft of working with leather. He made wallets or belts and gave them to family and friends. His greatest passion outside his family and grandchildren was fishing! He knew all the fishing holes around Chippewa Falls before moving later in life to Hudson. Then, he found the love of salmon fishing. He and his son Jim fished in Algoma on Lake Michigan nearly every weekend.
Robert is survived by his wife, Dorene; children, Jim and wife Sharon of Andover, Minn., David of St. Cloud, Minn., Suzanne and husband David Benson of North St. Paul, Minn., Charlie of East Bethel, Minn., Tammy and husband Danny Harty of Cincinnati, Ohio, Patty Bostrom of Farmington, Minn., Chris Kagigebi of Hayward; 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley (Ken) Brachmann of Savage, Minn.; brother, Kenny (Ruth) Wiesner of Stillwater, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Alma Wiesner; sisters, Ruth (Earl) Wheeler and Audrey (Robert) Hanson; daughter-in-law, Karen Wiesner; son-in-law, Doug Kagigebi; and great-grandchild, Donald Lawrence “Trey” Bildeau III.
A time to reflect on the life of Robert Wiesner will be on Friday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. until noon at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, 520 S. 11th St.
A graveside service to honor his service to our country will be on that Friday at 2 p.m. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Cremation services were coordinated by Countryside Crematory of Baldwin.
Memorials are preferred.
Funeral services were entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.
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