Rod Wiese, 57, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, due to complications from a stroke.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday at the Amana Church, Amana, Iowa. Burial is at the Amana Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Roderick Anton Wiese was born Dec. 29, 1955, in Brookings, the son of Wallace “Pete” and Vivian Freed Wiese. He loved the time he spent farming with his father while growing up and after graduating from high school in Estelline. He married Cheryl Berg on Oct. 3, 1981, in Watertown. Rod completed the lineman program at the Mitchell Technical Institute. The couple and their family moved to Amana in July 1991. There he worked as a high voltage lineman for the Amana Society Service Company until his death.
Rod’s life was his family and friends; he was in his glory whenever he was with his granddaughters!
He enjoyed his motorcycle, being outside, hunting and caring for his home some who might say a bit too meticulous; and his faithful companion, Bailey, a Red Fox Lab. He was one who was there whenever you needed a hand, and one who simply loved life.
He is survived by two children, Ben Wiese of Amana and Danielle (Travis) Allen of Tiffin, Iowa; three granddaughters; his significant other, Tracy Harms of Toledo, Iowa, and her family; and his former wife, Cheryl Wiese of Cedar Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant twins at birth.
Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for his family and services.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the college funds of his granddaughters. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.