Funeral Service: Will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ south of Massena with burial in the Victoria Township Cemetery. Pastor James Hansen will officiate the service. A luncheon will follow the burial at the Massena Legion Hall.
Open Visitation: Will be held on Monday at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Family Visitation: Will be held on Monday evening at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers to the Dick Wiechman memorial fund to be established by the family.
Richard Lee Wiechman was born March 17, 1943, the son of Clarence and Arline (Kerkman) Wiechman in Atlantic, Iowa. He passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016, at the Atlantic Specialty Care in Atlantic, Iowa, at the age of 72.
Dick was baptized and confirmed at the St. Peter United Church of Christ south of Massena. He was a life time member – serving his church in many ways. He lived in Victoria Township most of his life. He attended Victoria #6 through 7th grade, then the rural schools closed in 1958, he went to Massena graduating from C&M in 1962.
After graduating from high school, Dick started farming with his father which is what he always wanted to do. He also rented a farm from his uncle while assisting his father with the livestock operation. After his dad passed away in 1993, he continued managing the livestock operation and began working at the Massena Livestock Sales.
In 2012, they sold the cows as Dick was going to retire. But in May of 2012, he had a life changing accident where he spent his remaining years in rehab at the Atlantic Specialty Care in Atlantic, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Wiechman.
He is survived by his mother, Arline Wiechman of Massena; sister, Jackie Ring and husband Tom of Elk Horn; brother, William (Bill) Wiechman and wife Lynn of Shenandoah; nephews, Andy Ring of Elk Horn, Adam Wiechman and wife Jennifer of Shawnee, Kansas, Eric Wiechman and wife Jackie of Plymouth, MN, and Dan Ring and wife Amanda of Minden; three great nieces, Carlin Ring, Sydney and Riley Wiechman; three great nephews, Lane Ring, Samuel and Logan Wiechman; other relatives and friends.