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Sam Wiese

August 2, 1926 — April 6, 2013

Sam Edward, son of Lester D. and Helen (Spurrier) Wiese was born August 2, 1926 on the Wiese family farm one mile east of Manning, Iowa. Sam went to school in Manning and graduated from Manning High School in 1944. He was drafted into the army in 1945. Sam trained at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, with the last Mule Pack Unit formed in the U.S. Army. Sam was united in marriage with Millicent Read August 6, 1948 in Des Moines, IA. Three daughters were born to this marriage. Sam was a partner in Wiese and Sons, a purebred Hereford Cattle breeding operation, until his retirement in 1993. Sam had a lifelong interest in horses. As a card-carrying, all breeds judge of registered horses, he traveled throughout the United States and Canada, judging 220 shows in 41 states and provinces. Sam and Millicent have been members of the Manning First Presbyterian Church for 64 years. He was a true patriot and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 22. Sam was also a member of the Iowa Cattlemen's Association and the National Cattlemen's Association. Sam enjoyed traveling to Arizona for 12 plus years during the winter to be closer to his family and enjoy the warm climate. Sam's health declined and in 2011 he moved to the Manning Plaza Nursing Home, Manning, Iowa. He passed away there on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the age of 86 years, 8 months and 4 days. Preceding Sam in death are his parents. He is survived by his wife Millicent Wiese of Manning; three daughters: Dr. Barbara Wiese (Dr. Roger Waldeck) of Phoenix, AZ; Mary Wiese (Richard Hornberger) of Phoenix, AZ and Dr. Nancy Wiese (Willy Waks) of San Francisco, CA; brother Gene (Jean) Wiese of Manning; other relatives and friends Clergy Reverend Kevin Freese Organist Connie Siepker Congregational Hymns "For The Beauty of the Earth" America the Beautiful" Recorded Selections "What A Wonderful World" Louis Armstrong "How Great Thou Art" Ralna English "Happy Trails" ls" Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

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