ROCK ISLAND, IL -- Ernest H. "Tom" Wiese, 86, of Rock Island, IL, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at Unity Point - Trinity, Rock Island, IL.
Visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, IL. Private burial was in Rock Island National Cemetery, with Military Honors by Moline American Legion Post 246.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to St. Pius X Catholic Church, Arrowhead Ranch or a favorite charity.
Tom was born on March 21, 1927 in Fonda, the son of Ernest H. and Maude C. (Thornton) Wiese. He married Charlotte A. Tonn on Oct. 22, 1949 in Maywood, IL. He was a World War II Army Veteran, having served in the European Theater.
Mr. Wiese was employed by Augustana College for 27 years, prior to his retirement in 1987 he was the Director of Physical Plant. He had also worked with Priester Construction for 13 years.
Tom was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, both of Rock Island, IL.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; daughters, Dori (Joel) Railling, Manasha, WI., Beth (Tom) Shambeau, Beaverdam, WI.; son, Randall (Mary) Wiese, Rock Island; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; siblings, Calista Wiese and Jeanne Wiese, both of Omaha, NE., Carolyn Anderson, Ottumwa, David Wiese, Lincoln, NE. and Max Wiese, Des Moines.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Jane Sanders, Ernita Wiese; brothers, John and James Wiese.