Robert M. Wiechelman age 82 of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Saturday, March 06, 2021 at Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel, Nebraska.
A Prayer Service for family and close friends will be on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, Nebraska with the Rev. Russ Lambert officiating. Visitation for family and close friends will be from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home. Face masks and social distancing will be required. Burial of his cremated remains will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
Robert Maynard Wiechelman was born on November 8, 1 938 in Hartington, Nebraska to Clem and Mary (Haase) Wiechelman. He attended Holy Trinity High School in Hartington. He enlisted and served for four years in the United States Air Force. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree from UNO. Robert taught elementary school with Omaha Public Schools for many years. On October 24, 1964 he married Irlene L. Sauser at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph, NE. Upon retirement they moved back to Coleridge. He and Lenie loved to travel and Bob was an avid golfer.
Robert is survived by his wife Irlene of Coleridge; a sister, Mildred Beckman of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lynn Wiechelman of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Shirley Kuchta of Randolph, Nebraska, Robert (Sandie) Sauser of Randolph, Nebraska, Sharon Sherer of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Clem and Mary Wiechelman; brothers Irwin (Donna) Wiechelman, Art (Patty) Wiechelman, Dennis (Marilyn) Wiechelman, Duane “Butch” Wiechelman, Richard Raymond Wiechelman in infancy; sister Wilma (Blaine) Berry; brothers-in-law Lawrence Kuchta and William Beckman.