Nov. 24, 1935 – May 19, 2010
Wally W. Wiese found peace Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at the age of 74. He was the beloved husband and friend of his high school sweetheart, Jean (Salentine); loving father of Michael, Rick (Jane) and Jeffrey (Sarah); and the proud grandfather of Cole, Jack, Canon, Cooper and Brock. He is also survived by his brothers, Jack and Lenny; sisters, Betty Stayer, Renetta Patzwald and Susie Miller; and brother-in-law, Wayne (Arlene) Salentine.
Wally attended Rochester High School, where he was an outstanding athlete in football, basketball and baseball. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a major in English and a minor in health and physical education. While at Whitewater, he participated in football, basketball and baseball. Wally was inducted in the athletic hall of fame at Whitewater in 1976. He earned his master’s degree in health and physical education at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.
Wally taught and coached at Spring Green High School, Salem High School, Waterford High School, Arrowhead High School and Waukesha County Technical College. At Waukesha Tech, he was the athletic director and basketball coach. He established a strong athletic program and was a very successful coach. Wally took his basketball teams on trips that were solely the result of his fundraising efforts with his team. He loved to recall stories from his teams’ trips to Hawaii, Florida, San Francisco, New Orleans and many other destinations.
After retirement, Wally and Jean wintered in Gold Canyon, Ariz., at Mountain-Brook Village. Wally was very active in the community – he ran three golf groups, was president of the Wisconsin Club and organized many activities that Wally convinced people to attend even if they didn’t want to. Wally and Jean spent 10 good years from November 2000 to June 2009 at MountainBrook, filled with good memories and friends.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. memorial Mass on Wednesday, May 26, at St. Charles Catholic Church, 313 Circle Drive, Hartland, followed by a celebration of Wally’s life at Max Meier’s Hartland Inn, 110 Cottonwood Ave., Hartland.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like everyone to send them a photo, a story or a simple memory of Wally.
Evert Luko Funeral
Home is serving the family. For more information, call 367-2156 or visit
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