Gene N. Wiesner, 67|
Gene N. Wiesner, of Hollybrook Lane in Saukville, passed away at home
during the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. In his 67
years, he was a loving husband and proud father.
Gene was born in Sturgeon Bay on March 26, 1944, the son of Nick and
Joyce (Shaw) Wiesner. Following his graduation from Algoma High
School in 1962, Gene received his degree in traffic management from
Spencerian College in Milwaukee. On June 18, 1966, he was united in
marriage with Joann Schmiling at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in
Algoma. Gene served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968. Gene and
Joann soon settled in Milwaukee and in 1976 moved to Saukville with
their two children. Gene worked as traffic manager for Milprint and
Miller Brewing before starting Transportation & Logistics Services in
1993. In 2008, he sold the business, retired and focused on his many
interests. Gene was an avid sportsman and hunter.
He enjoyed traveling and hunted throughout Wisconsin the U.S.,
Canada, Mexico and Africa. Some of the many hunting organizations he
belonged to include the Saukville Gun Club, Whitetails Unlimited and
Safari Club International. He taught many local youth and adults in
Saukvilleís hunter safety courses. Gene and his wife were longtime
season ticket holders of the Milwaukee Reperatory Theater and
supporters of the Milwaukee Art Museum and Saukville Public Library.
Close to home, Gene was a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer, an enthusiastic
sheepshead player and served on the Saukville Village Zoning Board.
Gene is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Joann; and their two
children, Kara (Thomas Martin) Wiesner of Cedarburg and Andrew (Amy)
Wiesner of New York City. He is further survived by his sisters, Emy
(Russ) Seaman of Hartland and Sandy (Lee) Schmiling of Algoma;
brother-in-law, Lyle (Bev) Schmiling, also of Algoma; nieces,
nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Joyce Wiesner.
A celebration of life will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18,
at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. The
family will receive visitors at the Funeral Home from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Memorials are suggested in Geneís name to either Saukville Hunter
Education Program or Saukville Library Program. Online condolences
can be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com. Eernisse Funeral Home is
serving the family.