Rodney D. Wiese

Rodney D. Wiese

Jan. 14, 1954 – Sept. 13, 2020

Rodney D. Wiese, 66 years of age, of Wilber passed away at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2020.

He was born Jan. 14, 1954, in Beatrice, to Herman and Ruth (Wittler) Wiese. Rodney graduated from Wilber-Clatonia High School in 1972. He and Cindy Schroeder were married Dec. 8, 1979. To this union two children, Ryan and Cara, were born.

Rodney was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, rural Clatonia, and held various offices. He was a lifetime farmer and an avid Nebraska men’s basketball fan. In his spare time, Rodney enjoyed traveling, spending time with his grandchildren and attending their activities.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy, of Wilber; son, Ryan Wiese and wife Iris of Pickrell; daughter, Cara White and husband Garrett of DeWitt; six grandchildren, Lily and Jayden Wiese, and Maggie, Haddie, Easton and Knox White; mother, Ruth Wiese; brother, Steve (Lynn) Wiese; sisters, Marieta (Rick) Hartwig, Janet (Tom) Halpin and Cheryl (John) Wiese; father-in-law, Harlan Schroeder; sister-in-laws, Candace (Greg) Heindryckx and Jenise (Doug) Straight. He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Wiese; and mother-in-law, Phyllis Schroeder.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Steven Kahrs officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural DeWitt. The body will lie in state Wednesday from 10 a.m.– 8 p.m. at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice and at the church one hour preceding the funeral. A family prayer service will be at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Clatonia Fire and Rescue, Freeman FFA and the Tri-County FFA. Condolences may be left for the family at

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