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Wallace "Wally" J. Wiese
(02-21-1939 - 12-31-2017)

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Wallace “Wally” J. Wiese, 78, of Burlington, passed away on December 31, 2017. He was born on February 21, 1939 the son of Walter and Emma (Wesemann) Wiese. Wally was a lifelong farmer and truck driver for nearly 50 years. He was the first gravel truck driver for Stark & Son Trenching, Burlington, working with them for over 40 years. He was elected Burlington Township Highway Commissioner and served for 21 years, and he was a board member of the Burlington Township Cemetery for 18 years. He and his wife Dorothy were married for 58 years.Survivors include his wife: Dorothy (Chapman) Wiese, whom he married on October 10, 1959; two children: Elizabeth (Dana) Christensen and Jonathan (Victoria) Wiese; six grandchildren: Alexander Christensen, Nathaniel Wiese, Monica Wiese, Sarah Wiese, Adam (Elizabeth) Christensen and Katherine Wiese; a brother: Carlton “Shorty” (Mary Ellen) Wiese; a nephew: Kenneth Wiese; a niece: Janet (Brian) Paulsen, along with their families and many friends. He is also survived by four international students who became part of his "family": Sabine Erber (Robert) Neumann, Austria; Henning (Sonja) Lorenz, Germany; Robert Radomski (Maria) Skoug, Sweden; and Marina Kovbasa (Sergey) Levin, Russia, and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister in law: Kathleen Wiese. Visitation will be held on Thursday January 4, 2018 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 43W301 Plank Rd., Hampshire IL 60140, from 4-8:00 PM. Funeral service will be on Friday January 5, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 Rush St., Roselle, IL 60172, with family receiving friends at the church from 9:30 AM until the time of services. Omission of flowers is requested, with memorials directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or School, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and Presence St. Joseph Hospital Foundation for Cancer Care. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is in care of arrangements. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com  

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