Arnold J. Wieser
West Des Moines - Surrounded by his immediate family, the kind and gentle Arnold J. Wieser died at home on Sunday, February 21st while attending online church. Arnie was born September 1, 1924 in Humphrey, Nebraska to Henry and Emma (Kopetzky) Wieser. Arnie was an active member of the Franciscan Community (OFM) for 25 years.
He married Mary Margaret Wilkinson 51 years ago. Arnie was active in civil rights movement in the sixties in Memphis. He helped integrate the Catholic Hospital and the Knights of Columbus. He was very involved in Catholic Education and Faith Formation in the Diocese of Des Moines and Davenport. He was the archivist for the Diocese of Davenport for 16 years. He loved his German singing group, coaching his sons' soccer teams, reading, traveling, hiking and music.
Arnie is survived by: Wife: Mary Margaret Son: Paul Daughter in law: Emily Grandson: Henry. He is proceeded in death by: Parents: Henry and Emma Son: Sean Sister: Henrietta Zack Brothers: Harold, Norbert, Gene, Pete, Luke, Erv, Jim and infant brother Elmer. Because of COVID-19 there will be a graveside service for members of the immediate family on Wednesday at Resthaven. Later in the spring or fall there will be a celebration of life liturgy.
Memorials may be made to St. Ann's, Long Grove, IA, St. Boniface, Waukee, IA or to the family wishes.