George Wieseler, 89, of Polo, passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Faulkton Senior Living with funeral services held on February 14. On-line condolences may be left at the Luce Funeral Home website.
George John Wieseler was born on August 12, 1927, to John and Rose (Pfister) Wieseler in Faulkton, South Dakota. He attended St. Liborius School in Polo. In 1952, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. After his first station, he was transferred to the Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado.
George married Delores Jenner from St. Lawrence at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colorado, on August 4th, 1952. Early in their marriage, he was stationed at Castle Air Force Base in Merced, California. They resided in Merced together where their first son was born. In 1954, they returned to South Dakota where they then purchased their own farm in 1956, outside of Polo and expanded their family by five. On the farm, George and his brother, Jim, carried on the family business of farming and ranching.
In his free time, George enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing cards at the local coffee spot with old friends. He was instrumental in starting the American Legion in Polo. Throughout his life, he has also served as Hand County Commissioner, on the Farmers Oil Board, the St. Liborius school board, the St. Liborius Church board, a member of the Knights of Columbus council, the Harrison Township board, and spent many years as a member of the National Farmers Organization.
George’s life will be cherished by his wife, Delores; his children: Wayne Wieseler, Sebastopol, CA, Bruce (Brenda) Wieseler, Kansas City, MO, Dan (Jacquelyn) Wieseler, Lee Summit, MO, Jane Wieseler, Sioux Falls, Rod (Cindy) Wieseler, Miller, and Pam Schwebach (Rock), Dell Rapids; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brothers: Jim (Marietta) Wieseler, Polo and John (Helen) Wieseler, Hazen, ND; sister, Elinor (Jim) Clingan, Westminster, MD; and special family friend, Gerry Wernsmann.
He is preceded in death by his parents John and Rose; one sister, Marcella; and one brother, Leonard.