He was born Feb. 13, 1915, in Appleton, Wis. He was a veteran of World War II. While in the service he was an Army Air Corps Staff Sergeant assigned to a bomber crew in the South Pacific. His airplane was shot down twice over the ocean, but both times, he lived to tell the tale. After World War II, he was stationed at Altus Air Force Base where he met and fell in love with Audrey Lee Goolsby. They were married on Febr. 28, 1945, and moved back to Appleton where they had two sons. He worked at Zwicker's Knitting Mills for 42 years, the last 18 of which he was the director of personnel. In 2001, they moved back to Oklahoma. Since that time, they lived in Warren and were assisted by Audrey's sisters and brothers-in-law, Vinita and Toby Elliott, Carolyn and Clifford McElroy, and Joyce and Calvin Gipson.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman, canoeist and general woodsman. He taught his sons and grandson the ways of the forest and the art of handling a canoe. But he also enjoyed working on or around his houses as much as he enjoyed anything. He was, to say the least, a jack-of-all-trades. He was able to plumb or wire a house from the ground up. He did his own roofing, laid his own cement driveway and sidewalk, and could remodel any room in the house.
He is survived by his loving wife, Audrey of the home; his sons, Terry Wiese of Altus and Jeff Wiese and wife Margaret (Peggy) of Fitchburg, Wisc.; a grandson, Brian Komp; a granddaughter, Laurie Notz; and three great-grandchildren, Kyle Komp, Chloe Notz and Elijah Notz.
He was preceded in death by his older brother, Allen Wiese; his younger sisters, Virginia Nosbaum and Doris Dorshner; and his younger brother, Fred Wiese.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Warren with Bro. Terry Colwell and Bro. Kenneth Lyles officiating. Services are under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.
Online tributes may be made at www.Lowell-Tims.com