Emma A. Wiese, 98, formally of Grand Island, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020 at Tabitha Journey House in Lincoln, NE.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Emmy was born on Dec. 6, 1921, in Council Bluffs IA, to Karl and Anne (Schlueter) Bockmann. She attended rural schools in Fullerton, Wolbach, and Belgrade NE. Emmy was united in marriage to Arnold B. Wiese on Oct. 21, 1945 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Grand Island. Following their marriage, they lived in Grand Island until 1963 when the family moved to Central City. They returned to Grand Island in 1983 after Arnie retired. Residing next to the Pier Park lake, the family delighted in feeding numerous ducks and geese. Emmy eventually moved to Lincoln in 2014 to be closer to her children.
Emmy was a loving mother and wife. She acted as treasurer for the Wasmer Elementary School PTA, served on the election boards in both Grand Island and Central City, and worked as a radio dispatcher with the Rural Electrification Association in Central City for 20 years. Emmy and Arnie were members of Messiah Lutheran Church and Grace Lutheran Church. They enjoyed many years of dancing and socializing with friends and family at the Platt-Duetsche Society Club, Liederkranz, Eagles Club, and the Saddle Club. Besides dancing, Emmy enjoyed crochet, listening to music, meeting with the Sip’n’Sew ladies, and playing bridge with her many friends.
Those left to cherish her memory include her four children, Sandy (Wiese) Carmichael of Lincoln, Bernie and Karen Wiese of Parker CO, Marty Wiese of Lincoln, and Mike and Mary Wiese of Milford NE; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Emmy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arnold in 1991; and sister, Lillian Ottemoeller in 2012.
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