Kenneth W. Wieland, 85, of Youngstown, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loved ones.
Ken was born on May 29, 1933, to the late Herbert N. and Luella F. (Kumpf) Wieland. He was a lifelong Youngstown resident, graduating from Youngstown High School in 1951.
Wieland proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1956 during the Korean War, and was awarded commendations for his service in Korea and on the Dew Line in Alaska. He graduated from Alfred State Tech in 1958 and married Mary Louise Hodge in 1959.
He operated Wieland’s Greenhouses in Youngstown for many years and was also employed by Old Fort Niagara. During the 1970s, Wieland served as trustee for the Village of Youngstown. He was the consummate jack-of-all-trades and will be remembered for his generous, kind spirit, his dry humor and big laugh, and his great love for his family.
He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Nelson (late Mary) and Richard (late Loretta); and his youngest son, Keith. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 60 years, Mary; his daughters Wendy (David) Wieland-Alter and Karen (Andrew) Cline; his son Eric (Wendy Shaw); his grandchildren Lauren and Erich (Kylie) Schmidt, Amanda (Jonah) Jueckstock, Kristine Ripson and Kendra and Eric Wieland; and his two great-granddaughters Mila and Amara Schmidt.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Main and Chestnut streets, Youngstown. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ken’s name can be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094; the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 387, Youngstown, NY 14174; or St. John’s Episcopal Church Altar Guild Fund, P.O. Box 366, Youngstown, NY 14174.
The family would like to thank the team at Niagara Hospice (especially Keri, Trish, and Jordan) for their loving, compassionate, professional care and for all their support to Ken and his family. Arrangements entrusted to Hardison Funeral Homes Inc. Ransomville.
Visit www.hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online registry.