JOHNSON – Robert “Bob” Merle Wiens died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, in Midland, Texas.
He was born June 28, 1930, to George and Alma (Clampitt) Wiens in Ashland.
He married Betty Lou Hargrove Feb. 18, 1953, in Yuma, Ariz. She died Sept. 21, 1985.
He then married Lois Yeager Wilkerson Aug. 27, 1994. She died April 27, 1999.
He graduated from Parsons Junior College and then began his career at the Johnson Co-op Grain Company, until he was drafted by the United States Marines to fight in the Korean conflict. He returned to work for Johnson Co-op until his retirement. Later, he went to work at Ben Hogan Golf Company in Fort Worth, Texas. Bob then returned to Johnson to work for the Johnson Co-op.
He enjoyed spending time fishing, hunting, gardening, sight-seeing and traveling to visit his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his children, Teresa Wiens-Carlson, Rock Springs, Wyo., Jim Wiens and Deb Gillium, Midland, Texas, Randy Wiens and wife, Tanya, Evanston, Wyo.; his sisters, Nadine Braiser, Lake Helen, Fla., and Dona Titsworth, Topeka; his grandsons, Dustin Carlson, San Marcos, Calif., Derrik Carlson, Salt Lake City, and Chance Wiens, Rock Springs; great-grandson, Dominik Carlson, Salt Lake City; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, George and Alma Wiens; his son, Samuel D. Wiens; and his daughter-in-law, Stormy Breaux Wiens.
o Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Johnson with the Rev. Don Hasty presiding.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson.
Burial will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson.
Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Hospital for Children in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855.