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Marvin T. Wieseler

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WYNOT — Marvin T. Wieseler, 93, Wynot, died Jan. 12, 2020, at the Sanford Hospital, Vermillion, S.D.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Jan. 16, at 10 a.m., at Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church, Bow Valley, with Rev. Jim Keiter officiating.

Burial will be in the Sts. Philip and James Cemetery, St. James, with military rites by the Wynot American Legion Post 31. Visitation will be Wednesday, at the church, from 5-8 p.m., with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services Thursday.

Pallbearers will be Michael Wieseler, Jerrod Elliot, Jacoby Wright, Jerel Wright, Patrick Dysart and Jonathan Bauer.

Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin’s grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home of Hartington.

Marvin Thomas Wieseler was born March 14, 1926, in Crofton, to Joseph and Isabelle (Irle) Wieseler. He grew up in the Crofton area and graduated from Crofton High School in 1944. Marvin joined the U.S. Army in 1946 and was stationed in Ft. Lewis, Wash., for two years. May 6, 1952, Marvin married Rita Clara Eskens at the Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church, St. James. The two lived in the St. James area, where Marvin farmed.

Marvin was a former member of the Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church and a current member of the Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church. He was also a former president of the Cedar Catholic School Board. Marvin was part of the Wynot American Legion Post 31 and served as commander for two years. He was a 4H leader, part of the Holy Name Society at church, and was active in the farm crisis over the years.

Marvin was very sociable and could strike up a conversation with anyone. He enjoyed playing baseball and loved to watch baseball games.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Rita; seven children, Thomas (Vicky) Wieseler, Mt. Vernon, Iowa; Gary (Cindy) Wieseler, Leigh; Dan Wieseler, Wynot; Deanna (Larry) Bauer, McCook Lake, S.D.; Mary (Wayne) Elliot, Omaha; Judy (Bruce) Wright, Beaumont, Texas; Jan (Pete) Dysart, Richfield, Minn.; 15 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren; brother-inlaw, Bill Eskens, Jefferson City, Mo.; and sister-in-law, Marlene Eskens, Coleridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Lucian; a brother, Quintin Wieseler; and grandson, Nicholas Wieseler.