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Robert C. Wiese

January 14, 1941 — March 16, 2023

Robert C. Wiese




Robert C. Wiese of Springfield Ne, born 1-14-1941 and died 3-16-2023.

Proceeded in death by Birth Parents Clarence and Lillian (Weiss) Wiese.

Raised by Henry and Erna Wiese. Brother-in-law Richard Haubensak, niece Karen Haubensak Brother-in-law Gary Collins

Survived by wife of 56 years Carolyn, Children Teresa (Kevin) Keyes, Tiffany (Mike) Herzog and Jon (Lindsay) Wiese; Grandchildren Melissa and Mark Nelson, Jennifer and Jared Wiese, Michelle and Garrett Swanson, Carli Wiese; Great Grandchildren Roy and Charlie Nelson, Minnie and Co Wiese, and Mae Swanson; Loving Sister Kathie Hauebensak and special nieces and nephew Heidi (Ken) Kantor, James (Carrie) Haubensak, Leah (Dan) Pederson and their families. Brother-in-law Harold Knapp, sister in laws Barbara Collins and Sandra Knapp Niece Lori (Ken) Gutierrez and daughter Ellen; Many cousins and friends.


In the early years he helped on the family farm, milked cows before and after school, took piano lessons, played high school basketball, bowled with the Springfield Merchants and attended college Ag classes.


After college he returned to the family farm and served six years in the Army National Guard. On October 8, 1966, He married Carolyn Knapp.


While raising Teresa, Tiffany and Jon, he was a charter member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church where he held most offices. He was active on the Greta Co-op board and loved raising cattle. The cattle led the kids into 4-H and the Sarpy County Fair every summer. Summers were also full of walking soybeans. Robert would hire kids from the church youth group to complete this task. When time permitted, family trips to Colorado to see family and Minnesota to attend the Wiese family reunion took priority. His love of the land was to save the soil and he was one of the first to go No Till. Harvest time was spent alongside Jay Startzer, Harold Cain and William Beck, where their wives' dinners were the highlight of the day. In later years harvest time was spent with son Jon, Harold Knapp, John Knapp and John Startzer.


Time away from the farm included a trip to Germany and Hawaii with sister Kathie and Richard. Two trips to California to visit dear friends Lee and Connie Hill, while there they went and saw Vegas and the Grand Canyon. He enjoyed watching Platteview basketball, the Omaha Storm Chasers, and any activities that involved his granddaughters. Trips to Mullen NE were a favorite to help with branding on Cousin Judy and Leonard Ridenours ranch. He loved going to Teresa and Kevin's ranch where he would spend days at a time.


Visitation with family Saturday (4/1/23)  at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church 305 N 3rd Street  Springfield, NE 3:00 - 7:00 PM. Memorials to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.  

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