In Memory of

Edward J. Wiemold

April 30, 1921 - December 28, 2014
It must have been a glorious April 30, 1921 in Cherokee, Iowa, the day Frank and Anna welcomed their youngest son, Edward John, into the world on Butterhill Farm, which would be his home until retirement. He grew up near Visitation Maryhill Church, which was his cornerstone, offering educational, religious and spiritual guidance his entire life. Ed and Arlyce (Schmillen) were married on October 10, 1950. The union lasted 41 years until Arlyce's death in 1991, producing five children. Farming was Ed's first love, raising cattle, hogs and chickens, along with having many loving dogs. Pheasants Forever, The Depot Restoration Society, Friends of Conservation were the organizations Ed was most involved in. Cooking (especially chili cook-offs) fishing, woodworking, bake sales, and playing Tripoly were among many of his interests. The St. Louis Cardinals were his greatest passion. He approached life with 'Witty-Fun', a sparkling personality, and a genuine zest for life. Creative and colorful, Ed never knew a stranger. Ed passed away peacefully at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center on Sunday, December 28, 2014, at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank in 1960, mother, Anna in 1980, his wife Arlyce in 1991, and a brother, Charles in infancy. Survivors include 5 children: Sue (Ron) Sutter, Allen, TX, Mary (Bob) McCord, Fairbury, NE, Sherry (Mike) Hittle, Ida Grove, IA, Terry (Cindy) Wiemold, Cherokee, IA, Arlette (Lance) Van Wyhe, Park Rapids, MN; grandchildren: Chuck (Michelle) Sutter, Wautauga, TX, Mike (Lisa) Sutter, Allen, TX, Brett (Leslie) McCord, Aurora, CO, Amber (Marsh) Kelley, Lincoln, NE, Ashley (Mike) Jensen, Crescent, IA, Carmen (Matt) Ohm, Le Mars, IA, Ryan (Michelle) Wiemold, Ames, IA, Korey (Kathleen) Wiemold, Fishers, IN, Mandi (Steve) King, Spencer, IA, Gus Briggs, Louisville, CO, Luke (Jennifer) Van Wyhe, Sioux Falls, SD, Krista (Matthew) Lisbon, Greensbury, PA; also Including 17 great-grandchildren, all whom he loved dearly; his very special friend Dolly Morton; a brother, Joe (Mary Lou) Wiemold, Cherokee,IA, sisters-in-law; Bibs Schmillen, Cherokee, IA, Shirley Brickman of CO; many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be directed to Maryhill Shrine, Pheasants Forever and Friends of Conservation. Ed lived by St. Francis of Assisi's quote: 'Preach the gospel always, and if necessary, use words.'
Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Fr. Dan Guenther Fr. Gene Sitzmann
CASKETBEARERS Chuck Sutter Mike Sutter Brett McCord Ryan Wiemold Korey Wiemold Gus Briggs Luke Van Wyhe HONORARY CASKETBEARERS Amber Kelley Ashley Jensen Carman Ohm Mandi King Krista Lisbon
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30, at the funeral home. The family will be present from 4:00 until 7:00, and a prayer service will follow the visitation.
Maryhill Visitation Cemetery


Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Sending my sympathy to your family. Eddie had such a good heart, soft spoken, gentle type of guy. So sorry to have missed the funeral, was ill with the flu. Iam sending a donation to the Maryhill Shrine in his name. God Bless your family, cousin Barbara, John and Adda Schmillen's daughter.”
- Barbara K. Esch
Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Omgosh! Mom just told me about your Dad! I am so sorry I missed the funeral etc. I'm sure you are overcome by grief but I also know you all probably had a great time remembering allllll the great times you had. He will be sadly missed, but greeted in heaven with arms wide open. See you later, Ed!”
- Lisa Caldwell
Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“so sorry for your family! He will be missed!”
- Lisa M Ashley (Ross)
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Mary, I am so sorry to hear about you losing your dad...I know how hard it is to lose our parents as both of mine have been gone for years....May GOD wrap his loving healing arms around
you and your family at this difficult time...Love and Prayers
Norma Hanson (Gano)”
- Norma J. Hanson
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I am sorry to hear about your loss. I remember Ed fondly from the Maryhill days!! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.”
- Helen Mendt
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“We are all so sorry for your loss and will be praying for all of you in the next days/times to come. We have been very lucky to enjoy Ed's spirit and personality and it will be alive for many years to come.”
- Tim & Lou Eischens
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I remember the many times I can to your home and helped with the children as the Wiemold clan grew. I always enjoyed being there and your Dad was always so proud of his family, his farm and took me to many things going on at the church.”
- Geraldine (Raveling) Fournier (Jerri)
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of your loss, didn't know him well, but every time I saw him there was a smile on his face. Mary I'm sure you will miss him thinking of you and our family”
- Patty and Phil Spencer
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“So very sad to hear of your Dad's passing. What a great guy he was . We have alot of memories of Ed and Arlyce.How much fun they had together and with others. They loved to come to Don's band and dance. Always cheerful and kind to us. He will be missed. Our sympathy to all of you at this time.”
- Shirley and Don Bright
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“It was a pleasure AND a treasure to have known Ed. He could make any day a little brighter. My sympathies to you.”
- Sue Paulsen
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Thinking of all Ed's family at this time. Please accept our sympathies. ”
- Jane Schmillen Guletz
Monday, December 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sherry, Mike, & Family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Eternal rest grant unto Ed, oh Lord. Let you perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace! Sympathy & Love, The Pautsch Family”
- Amy M Pautsch
Monday, December 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.”
- Chris and Gina Cronin
Monday, December 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing....although he lived a long, wonderful life it is always hard to say goodbye. I feel so fortunate to have found him on Friendsday Wednesday. He was one of the best Friends we have found in the 15 years we have aired that feature on our radio station!”
- Beth McDonald
Monday, December 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Prayers and thoughts for your entire family.”
- Pat Sutter and Julie Wilson
Monday, December 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“May his eternal light shine upon you. Loving Memories to give you peace and strength. Hugs to all. Love, Deb & Gus Gustafson ”
- Deb and Gus GUstafson
Monday, December 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Thoughts and prayers for your family”
- Michelle, Jeff, Madison, Brenden & Keegen Lundgren
Monday, December 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“He had to be a fun-loving guy to have produced a daughter like you, Arlette. I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
- Carolyn R Spangler
Monday, December 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Known Ed for many years living in the Maryhill community. Great friend who will be missed by any...
- Darrel & Marcy Blankenbaker
Monday, December 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with Ed's loved ones. What a great guy! I first met Ed and Arlyce through their friends Don and Jean Needs. They were both so much fun to be around. I was lucky enough to receive several of Ed's woodworking creations in the form of Christmas ornaments. I put them up on my tree every year and think of him. Ed did beautiful work. He was always smiling and ready for a conversation with people. I am glad for the opportunity to know Ed. I will miss the kindness he showed to everyone. God bless you.”
- Dana (File) Kies
Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts are with you all!”
- Larry & Dianne Binder King
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