Here are 4 more obituaries I ran across during my recent Manning obituary search are my relatives, Virginia, Lynn, Brent Wiese, and William Sibbel.
Virginia Wiese was also a good friend of my mother, who I have shown in other features farther down below...just showing all of the connections my family has to the Manning area.

Below is the family tree of Virginia (Greteman) Wiese & William Edward Sibbel that will show their Kusel connections.

Kusel ancestral tree

Father of Johann:
-2 Andreas Kusel (Deibow, Germany)

Father of Friedrich:
-1 Johann Heinrich Kusel (married: 1/13/1819 in Deibow, Germany)
Anna Catharina Dorothea Hackert

1 Friedrich George Christian Kusel (10/30/1819 Seedorf, Germany) (married: 2/21/1847 in Bochin)
Christian Kusel (1817-1892 on tombstone) [4/10/1894 according to Lena (Kusel) Carlson]

Catharina Maria Dorothea Meinecke (6/1/1825 Seedorf, Germany records)
Dorathea Meinke (4/29/1826 - 4/27/1875 on tombstone)

2 Wilhelm Friedrich Joachim Kusel (6/24/1851 born in Nausdorf, Germany)
William Kusel (6/24/1850-11/12/1917) US records (married: 3/1/1873)
Sophia Anna Grube (9/9/1852-10/19/1935)

3 Emma ( ) Kusel (3/29/1875 - 9/17/1942) (married: 7/9/1895)
August Frederick Hansen (12/23/1869 in Sehestedt, Germany - 3/24/1950)

4 Verdis Peter Hansen (8/13/1911- 7/23/1989) (married: 12/30/1933)
1st marriage: Ione E. Kruse (1912 - 1968)
2nd marriage: Winita Harriot ( - 5/25/1979) (married: 8/25/1975)

4 Elsie Freda Hansen (9/7/1900 ?- / /1963 or 64?) (married: 12/30/1924?)
William Anthony Sibbel (3/5/1898- 2/14/1974)

5 William Edward Sibbel (3/6/1928- 10/18/1968) (married: 12/30/1950 in Oskaloosa, Ia - Christian Church)
Patricia Ann Lightfoot

6 Constance Gay Sibbel (8/11/1951- 2/6/2013) (married: 4/14/1973 in Manning - Presbyterian Church)
Robert Leo Snyder

6 Diana Kay Sibbel (8/17/1953 - 7/25/2019) (married: 6/21/1975 in Manning- Presbyterian Church)
Robert Francis Fagan

6 Peggy Ann Sibbel Kenneth (Jim) James Black

5 Kenneth Sibbel 1936 died at 3 months old

4 Alma Emma Hansen (1/29/1898- 7/24/1980) (married: 12/22/1922)
2nd marriage of Otto Bernard Greteman (5/28/1896- 8/27/1944)
children from Otto's first marriage: (Virginia's 1/2 sisters)

5 Dorothy Greteman Frank Testroet

5 Marion Greteman Melvin Stoffers

child of Alma & Otto:
5 Virginia Mae Greteman (1/13/1925 - 5/23/2006) (married: 5/15/1945)
Forrest Emery Wiese (10/20/1916- 5/31/1997) WW2 Navy Electrician 3rd Class

6 Terrance (Terry) Otto Wiese (9/25/1946- 6/25/1969)
Navy Radioman 3rd class died in a truck/car accident while in the military in Greece

6 Lon Emery Wiese Barbara Jean Jones

7 Jeffrey Eugene Wiese
7 Brian Emery Wiese
7 Julie Ruth Wiese

6 Lynn Jeffrey John Wiese (1/18/1951 - 6/26/2016) Carol Ann Johnson

7 Lyndsay Ann Wiese

6 Brent Edward Wiese (1/22/1959 - 2/17/1976)

6 Shelley Marie Wiese Gerald "Jerry" Glen Tegels

7 Ashley Marie Tegels
7 Austin Joseph Tegels
7 Chelsea Leigh Tegels
7 Tristan Nichole Tegels

4 Ida Mary Hansen (5/8/1896 - 3/22/1979) (married: 5/30/1920)
1st marriage: Lawren John Stoelk (3/22/1896 - 12/8/1981)

5 Imogene Ida Stoelk (4/24/1921 - 3/6/1982) (married: 6/30/1946)
Hugh David Davis (4/15/1924)

6 Candice Marie Davis
1st marriage of Candice:Steven Haskins
2nd marriage of Candice: Arlen Bradley Reno

6 Pamela Joy Davis William Bernard Hale

5 Erwin Lawren Stoelk (1/17/1931) (married: 11/10/1951)
Bonnie Jean Hicok (7/30/1930 - 1/8/2001)

6 Janet Marie Stoelk
1st marriage of Janet: Omer (Tom) L. Thompson III
2nd marriage of Janet: Terry Joe Leih

6 Jeffrey Linn Stoelk (11/12/1961 - 7/24/1999)

2nd marriage of Ida Hansen
Glen Wesley Noe (2/2/1898 - )
(married: )

Virginia Greteman MHS 1941

Virginia "Babe" Greteman MHS 1941

Virginia Greteman & Duetta Swtizer - bridesmaids for Dorothy Kusel May 28, 1944


Mass of the Christian burial for Virginia M. Wiese of Carroll will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2006, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll.
Mrs. Wiese, 82, died Tuesday, May 23, at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines.
The Rev. James McCormick will preside at the Mass. Gift bearers will be Jeffrey Wiese, Brian Wiese, Julie Hawkins, Lyndsay Sayre, Ashley Tegels, Austin Tegels, Chelsea Tegels, and Tristan Tegels.
Casket bearers will be Glen Winker, Melvin Nieland, Norman Nellesen, George Brincks, Dick Henrich, and Tony Muhlbauer.
St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary will have an honor guard.
Burial will be in St. John Cemetery at Arcadia.
Visitation starts at 3:30 p.m., a rosary will be prayed at 4 p.m. and a vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Twit Funeral Home in Carroll. Visitation will resume at 8 a.m. Saturday at the church.

A daughter of Otto and Alma (Hansen) Greteman, she was born January 13, 1924, at Arcadia and was educated at Manning High School and graduated in 1941.

She and Forrest W. Wiese were married May 15, 1945, with the Rev. Arthur Poeckes officiating.

Mrs. Wiese worked at B&H Super Value for many years and was a homemaker.

She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary, RSVP, Gold Star Mothers and Ehlers-Gerken American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 694 of Arcadia and was a volunteer at the Carroll County Historical Museum.

Survivors include two sons: Lon Wiese and wife Barbara of Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, and Lynn Wiese and wife Carol of Iowa Falls; a daughter, Shelley Tegels, and her husband, Jerry, of Ankeny; eight grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Frank Testroet, of Carroll.

Mrs. Wiese was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Forrest, in 1997; two sons: Terry and Brent Wiese; and two sisters: Dorothy Testroet and Marian Stoffers.

Mass of the resurrection for Brent Edward Wiese, 17 (born 1959), son of Forrest E. and Virginia (Greteman) Wiese of Arcadia, was offered here at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. John's Church.

Con-celebrants were the Revs. C.A. Altmann, James R. Smith, Edmund H. Tiedeman and Paul E. Roder.

During the offertory procession, students from the junior class at Kuemper High School placed 17 roses on the altar, symbolizing the 17 years of their classmate's life, along with a hand-drawn picture and a copy of a poem that was read.

Pallbearers were John Vonnahme, Dennis Broich, Brian Houlihan, Mark Uhlenkamp, Pat Staiert, and Curt Zimmerman. Interment was in the parish cemetery, under direction of the Twit Funeral Home of Carroll.

Relatives and friends attended the funeral from Littleton, Colorado; Vista, California; Chicago, Illinois; Arcadia, and surrounding area.

Brent died February 17, 1976, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa, after a long illness.

Lynn Wiese
Lynn, age 65 of Iowa Falls, died on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa in Mason City. Services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday at the St. Mark Catholic Church in Iowa Falls with a 2:00 P.M. graveside service at the Ankeny Memorial Garden in Ankeny. Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Wednesday at the St. Mark Catholic Church with a 6:30 P.M. Rosary and a Vigil to follow. The Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls is in charge of arrangements.

Lynn Jeffrey Wiese was born on January 18, 1951, in Manning, Iowa, the son of Forrest and Virginia (Greteman) Wiese. He graduated from the Carroll Kuemper High School in 1969, U.N.I. in 1973, and University of Iowa Law School in 1976. Lynn was united in marriage to Carol Johnson on October 15, 1977, in Mason City at the Holy Family Catholic Church.

Lynn was a loving husband, father, and papa. He unselfishly gave his love and support to his family. Nothing made him smile more than the pride he felt for his daughter, Lyndsay, and his grandchildren, Parker (7) and Fynley (4). He will be greatly missed by them all.

Lynn was a well-respected leader within the community. He was an active member of the Kiwanis and Knights of Columbus. He had a deep faith which was evident in the way he lived and his involvement within his church.

Lynn Jeffrey Wiese earned a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa in 1973. He went on to earn a J.D. in 1976 from the University of Iowa, College of Law, where he was recognized for excellence in appellate advocacy. Following admission to the Iowa Bar on June 17, 1976, Lynn became an associate with Barker, Hansen, & McNeal in Iowa Falls, for whom he had served as a legal intern. He was a valued member of that firm, which later became known as Barker, McNeal, Wiese, & Holt, until his death. Lynn loved the practice of law and always upheld the finest traditional standards of professionalism. He thrived on his interaction with judges and with colleagues. Lynn believed an attorney should always uphold the dignity of the law and was uniformly courteous and unfailingly impeccably dressed. He was formal in salutations to clients and members of the public. Lynn was widely read, and put his knowledge, undergraduate English degree, and advocacy skills into daily use in his law practice. His broad vocabulary frequently required his secretaries to scramble to the dictionary to decipher his dictation. Lynn's strong communication skills allowed him to be an effective and zealous defender of the law and of his clients. Lynn was a respected member of the legal community and gave generously of his time and talents. He served on the Iowa State Bar Association Board of Governors for six years and was inducted into the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers in 2014. Lynn was a general practice attorney, but was recognized as an exceptionally gifted trial attorney. His trial preparation was meticulous. His examinations and cross-examinations of witnesses were precise and revealing. Proud of the legal profession, Lynn sought it to promote it, especially among young persons. For many years he coached the Iowa Falls Middle School Mock Trial Team, with his team winning the State Championship in 1999. Lynn also volunteered countless hours judging mock trial competitions at both the District and the State level. It is impossible to quantify the impact Lynn's legal career had on the profession, his clients, his fellow attorneys, and the students whose lives he enriched. For forty years he was the epitome or an empathetic, hard-working and loyal advocate and advisor.

Lynn is survived by his wife, Carol; a daughter, Lyndsay Sayre, and her husband, Matt; two grandchildren, Parker and Fynley; a brother, Lon, and his wife, Barbara; a sister, Shelley Tegels, and her husband, Jerry; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Terry and Brent Wiese.

I didn't have any success in finding Forrest's obituary but here is the basic information.

Forrest E. Wiese
Birth Date: 1916
Death Date: 1997
Cemetery: St John's Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Arcadia
Father: Walter E. Wiese
Mother: Anna O Rosengren

Forrest and his son, Terrance both served in the Navy so I'm looking for military pictures and information for both of them to use in the Manning Veterans' history book.

I was trying to figure out if Captolia Greteman's husband was related to Virginia (Greteman) Wiese.
Thanks to Jim Stoffers who sent me the following information...
Virginia Greteman's grandfather, Frank Greteman, and her great uncle, John Nicolas Greteman, (Captolia's father-in-law) were brothers.

Virginia's dad was Otto, who is listed in Edward Greteman's obituary under the names of relatives who attended the funeral. Edward married Captolia Hinrichs.
I have their obits posted on my memorial web page.

Captolia (Hinrichs) Greteman - country school teacher

Captolia (Hinrichs) Greteman - country school teacher

During further obituary searches on the Internet I found another relative, Bill Sibbel and his father's obits.
Bill is also shown in the Kusel tree above.


Born March 6, 1928 Carroll, County, Iowa
Entered Into Rest October 18, 1968 St. Anthony Hospital Carroll, Iowa
Age 40 years, 7 months, 12 days
Services Held At The Presbyterian Church Manning, Iowa Monday, October 21, 1968, 11 A.M.
Clergyman Rev. Robert Rushing
Interment Manning Cemetery
Casketbearers: Henry Sonksen, William Opperman, Ronald Frahm, Dean Stribe, Ray Vetter, Lowell Stribe
MEMORIAL SERVICES Sunday, October 20, 1968, 8 P.M. Manual Lodge No. 450, AP & AM.
All friends and relatives are, invited to return to the church basement following the committal services for luncheon.

Funeral services for William Edward Sibbel, 40, son of William A., Sr. and Elsie Clare (Hansen) Sibbel, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Manning Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert Rushing, pastor, in charge. Burial will take place in the Manning Cemetery.

Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at Ohde Funeral Home. Mr. Sibbel died Friday morning, October 18, 1968, at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll following a long illness with diabetes. Survivors include his wife and three daughters at home, and his father, William Sibbel of Manning.

1946 Back: Charles Schumann, Merlin Rostermundt, Louie Muhlbauer, Wilbur Karsten
Front: Paul Behrens, Bob Koch, Frank Wegner, Louis Bohnsack, Bill Sibbel, Allen Wegner, Willis Lohmeier

1946-47 Back: Coach Steneker, Bill Sibbel, Merlin Rostermundt, Willis Lohmeier, Bob Koch, Billy Strathman, Royce Rowedder, Coach Anderson
Front: Louis Bohnsack, Frank Wegner, Gene Wiese, Jim Farrell, Harvey Hargens, Wilbur Karsten


Elsie (Hansen) & William Sibbel

Born March 5, 1897 near Templeton, Iowa
Died February 14, 1974 St. Anthony Hospital Carroll, Iowa
Requiem Mass Saturday, February 16, 1974 1:30 P.M. Sacred Heart Church Manning, Iowa
Celebrant Rev. Fr. Norbert Weber, M.S.C.
Interment Manning Cemetery
Casketbearers: Norbert Rohe, Wayne Rohe, Gene Rohe, Vernon Rohe, Joe Irlmeier, David Rohe

William Anthony Sibbel, 76, of Manning died Thursday morning, February 14, 1974, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, where he had been a patient for three weeks.

Requiem mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Church here by the Rev. Norbert Weber, M.S.C. Pallbearers will be Norbert, Wayne, Gene, Vernon and David Rohe and Joe Irlmeier. Burial will be in the Manning Cemetery. Friday night there will be a rosary at 7:30 and scripture service at 8 p.m., both led by Fr. Weber, at the Ohde Funeral Home in Manning.

Mr. Sibbel was born March 5, 1897, near Templeton, a son of August and Bernadette (Riesberg) Sibbel. He attended Sacred Heart School, Templeton. On December 30, 1924, he married Elsie Clare Hansen and they farmed near Templeton until moving to Manning in 1940. Mrs. Sibbel died in 1964 and he entered the Manning Plaza nursing home a year ago.

Besides his wife, he was preceded by an infant son {Kenneth Sibbel}, another son, Bill, in 1968, and a sister.

Surviving are his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Patricia Sibbel of Manning; three granddaughters, Mrs. Robert L. (Connie) Snyder of Carroll, Diane, student at Ankeny, and Peggy, at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Rohe and Mrs. Alvina Kasperbauer, both of Templeton.

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