Chesterton Tribune

Services set for Bernard Denis Wiesemann

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(Corrected 2/5/2010)

Chesterton resident Bernard “Denis” Wiesemann, 70, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus.

He was born Jan. 31, 1940, in Gary, to Bernard and Thelma Wiesemann.

On April 18, 1959, he married Margaret Boi, who on Aug. 14, 1997, preceded him in death. On Oct. 25, 1998, he married Lois (Peterson) Fancher, who survives in Chesterton.

He is also survived by his mother, Thelma Wiesemann of California,  daughter, Terry (Bill) Martin of Chesterton; four sons, Kevin (Shiela) Wiesemann and Keith (Mary) Wiesemann, both of Chesterton, and Jeffrey (Jean) Wiesemann and Timothy (Cindy) Wiesemann, both of Valparaiso; two step-children, Vicki Fancher-Keller (Stan) of Porter and Glen (Shawna) Fancher of Loveland, Colo.; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and seven step-grandchildren; a brother, Keith (Linda) Wiesemann of Ontario, Calif.; and three sisters, Kenlynn (Richard) Smith of Citrus Heights, Calif., Karen (Larry) Gonzalez of Chino, Calif., and Kathy (Jesse) Birlew of El Reno, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his father Bernard, a brother Ronald, a sister, Brenda Clement; and a grandson, Mark Wiesemann.

Denis retired from LTV Steel as a supervisor in 1995. He belonged to Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He was a caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be sadly missed. Denis was known for his passion for hunting and the outdoors. Wildlife put a gleam in his eyes that will be a vivid memory for all who knew him.

Funeral services, Pastor Jane L. Aicher officiating, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W. 1100N in Chesterton. Burial at Chesterton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. Second St. in Chesterton and from 12 p.m. Saturday until the time of service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran, the American Cancer Society, or the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.



Posted 2/4/2010