1955-2012

Thelma Wiederin, 89, of Carroll, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll.  

Celebrant will be Father Timothy Schott.  Lectors will be granddaughters, Wendi Behrens and Lacey Laubscher.  

Gift bearers will be granddaughters Roxanne Richardson, Becky Donner, Shannon Heisterkamp, Jennifer Reicks, Lisa Wiederin, Rachel Jackson, Amy Kirsch and Jessica Wiederin.  

Mass servers will be Ryan Klocke, Adam Scharfenkamp and Ryan Scharfenkamp.  Music will be by pianist Marcy Anderson and the St. Lawrence Choir.  Honorary casket bearers will be Thelma’s grandchildren.  Casket bearers will be grandsons Brian Stoffers, Cory Wiederin, Jeff Wiederin, Shawn Wiederin, Josh Wiederin, Chad Wiederin and Sheldon Kirsch.  Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 4 p.m. Tuesday.  There will be a Christian wake service at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday by St. Lawrence Parish followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday.  Visitation will resume at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Lawrence Church.  Online condolences may be left for Thelma’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Thelma was born Aug. 29, 1922, at Carroll, a daughter of Frank and Mary (Bernholtz) Huegerich.  She spent her younger years in the Mount Carmel community and attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.  

Following her formal education Thelma helped at home and helped families in the area.  Thelma and Merle Wiederin married on April 24, 1945, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Mount Carmel.  Thelma and Merle farmed in the Carroll area until 1969 when they moved to Carroll.  Thelma raised her family and was employed at Pauline’s Café, Tru-Fit Manufacturing, and Farmland Foods in Carroll until her retirement.  She was a member of St. Lawrence Parish and the Parish Ladies Guild.  Thelma enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren, gardening and flowers, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, country music, and sitting on her front porch.

Survivors include her children, Lou Ann (Ron) Stoffers of Omaha, Neb., Larry (Sharon) Wiederin of Arcadia, Robert (Mary) Wiederin of Carroll, Gary Wiederin of Lidderdale, Kathy (fiancé, Dick Greteman) Olson of Carroll, Lynn (Mary) Wiederin of Ralston, Lois (Ron “Woody”) Beyer of Carroll, LaVerne Wiederin of Carroll, LaVonne (Rick) Richardson of Aransas Pass, Texas, and Mike Wiederin of Lidderdale; a daughter-in-law, Karlynn Wiederin of Ralston; a son-in-law, Jerome Kirsch of Carroll; 29 grandchildren; 54 great grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Viola Huegerich of Carroll and Darlene Taylor of Dallas, Texas; and one brother, Earl (Alvina) Huegerich of Rockwell City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merle Wiederin, in June 1982; a son Steve Wiederin; a daughter, Shirley Kirsch; three great grandchildren; three brothers, Henry, Edwin, and Roy Huegerich; three sisters, Lucille Rust, Marian Vicarius, and LuJean Schaefer; and four siblings in infancy.