Published On: Wed, Nov 9th, 2011

Obituary – Mary L. Wieseler

ST. HELENA — Mary Louise Wieseler, 81, St. Helena, died Oct. 31, 2011, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D.
Visitation and a Vigil Service were Nov. 3 at Holy Family (Immaculate Conception) Catholic Church, St. Helena, and continued Friday one hour prior to services at the church.
Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 4 at Holy Family (Immaculate Conception) Catholic Church, St. Helena, with the Rev. Eric Olsen officiating.
Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, St. Helena.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Nick Wieseler, Jason Wieseler, Eric Wieseler, Nathan Haahr, Jeremy Olsen, Austin Wieseler, Jared Nigrin and Devin Wieseler.
Honorary pallbearers were all of Mary’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington.
Mary Louise was born March 18, 1930, in Wynot, to John and Rose (Schulte) Hochstein. She attended Sacred Heart Elementary School, Wynot, and attended High School for three years at Nebraska City. She graduated from Mount Marty High School, Yankton. Mary Louise was a piano teacher at Wynot High School for two years prior to her marriage. Mary Louise married Ralph O. Wieseler June 6, 1950, in Wynot.
Mary Louise was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and was active in the Altar Society, the choir, the church liturgy committee, and the Catholic Order of Foresters. She loved her flowers, gardening and bird watching, especially her hummingbirds and finches.
She is survived by her husband Ralph, Coleridge; eight children and their spouses, Robert and Kathie Wieseler, Yankton, S.D.; Darrell and Barbara Wieseler, Maskell; Ron and Paulette Wieseler, St. Helena; Shirley and Roger Haahr, Laurel; Carol and John Olsen, Sioux City; Brad and Diane Wieseler, St. Helena; Lois and Joe Nigrin, Blair; Kenny and Jennifer Wieseler, Wynot; 37 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; one brother and wife, Don and Elaine Hochstein, Hartington; two sisters, Freda and husband, Don Hoss, LeMars, Iowa; Delores Abbott, Redmond, Ore.; and sister-in-law, Sally Hochstein, Wayne.
Mary Louise was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and five brothers.