VisitationA Gathering of Family and Friends will be held 10 AM until 12 Noon Thursday, August 23, 2012 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson
Funeral ServicesGraveside Services 2 PM Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Ft. Snelling Nat’l Cemetery in Mpls.
Dorene Rae Wiesner, age 81 of Hudson passed away August 9, 2012 at the Christian Community Home of Hudson. Dorene was born on August 28, 1930 in Stutsman County, North Dakota; the daughter of Frank and Lois (Smith) McKee. Dorene grew up on the family farm and graduated high school in New Auburn, WI. She was united in marriage on April 10, 1953 in Chippewa Falls, WI to Robert Donald Wiesner. Their marriage was blessed with seven children: Jim, David, Suzanne, Charlie, Tammy, Patty and Chris. At that time, Dorene and Robert moved to the Twin Cities and Dorene took a job for Univac. Throughout her career, Dorene worked as a secretary for the St. Paul School District as well as Admiral Merchants. In her spare time, she enjoyed doing needle work, playing bingo, cards and being in cribbage tournaments. After retirement, Dorene and Robert moved to Chippewa Falls and were fortunate to travel across much of the United States together. Dorene will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by her family.
She is survived by her children: Jim (Sharon) Wiesner, David Wiesner (Diane Handford), Suzanne (David) Benson, Charlie Wiesner, Tammy (Danny) Harty, Patty Bostrom and Chris Kagigebi; 15 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren. Dorene was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents, Frank and Lois McKee; great grandson, Tre Bildeau; daughter-in-law, Karen Wiesner; and son-in-law, Doug Kagigebi.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon Thursday, August 23, 2012 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, 520 So. 11th St. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 PM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, with Pastor Tony Rambo officiating. Cremation services coordinated by Countryside Crematory with Funeral Services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Homes.