In Memory of Paul A. Wieling

Paul A. Wieling
Paul A. Wieling
Born: September 9, 1937
Died: October 29, 2018
Age: 81
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Paul A. Wieling
September 9, 1937 - October 29, 2018
From: Ida Grove, IA

Paul A. Wieling, age 81, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Prayer Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Danbury, Iowa. Visitation will be held the half hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Father Richard D. Ball will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery of Danbury, Iowa.  A Visitation will be held Monday, November 5, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Paul A. Wieling, one of five children born to Hugo and Margeret (Flashman) Wieling, was born on September 9, 1937, in Liston Township, Woodbury County, Iowa.  He was raised on the family farm and enjoyed lending a hand. This led into a career in farming. 

Paul married Judith Mildenstein and the couple were blessed with five children David, Daniel, Jody, Jeffery and Monty. The couple would later go their separate ways. 

In 1980, Paul met the love of his life Shirley Bales.  Paul welcomed Shirley’s children Allie, Roy and Ann. Paul was employed at Midwest Industries in Ida Grove, IA, for 24 years and retired in 2000. Paul and Shirley made their home in Ida Grove up to present. Paul treasured spending time with family. He also always had the coffee pot on in case a friend or someone passing by would stop in.  

Paul had a love of the land, whether it was farming, camping, hunting or fishing, Paul enjoyed the great outdoors. He loved fishing trips to Canada, South Dakota and fishing the Red River. Paul was an avid gun collector, excellent marksman, and liked to clean and service the VFW guns. Due to his love of firearms, Paul also reloaded numerous rounds of ammo. In 2016, The McNamara-Moore Post No. 61 of the American Legion of Ida Grove issued Paul a Citation for Meritorious Service for all of his acts of kindness and help to the Legion.

Left to cherish Paul’s memory are his significant other Shirley Bales of Ida Grove, IA; sons David Wieling of Ida Grove, IA, Daniel Wieling of Merrill, IA, Jeffery Wieling of Sioux City, IA, Roy (Jeri) Bales of Early, IA; daughters Jody (Pete) Campbell of Mesquite, NV, Allie Collins of Ida Grove, IA, Ann (Shane) Vanderhoff of Ruthven, IA; sisters Betty (Robert) Schumacher, Delores “Dude” Lewis, Helen “Punky” Schumacher all of Battle Creek, IA and Marie “Tootie” Willson of Danbury, IA; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. 

Paul was preceded in death by his parents Hugo and Margeret Wieling; son Monty Wieling; nephew Kevin Schumacher; son-in-law Keith Winters, brothers-in-law Larance Lewis, Tom Willson, Artie Schumacher and Father Ray Wieling.




Prayer Service
10:30 a.m., Tuesday
November 6, 2016
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Danbury, Iowa


Father Richard D. Ball


Mike Lewis
Aaron Wunschel
Bobby Schlender
Paul Wandershied
Larry Bertelsen
John Nielsen

Honorary Pallbearers
Frank Collins
Grover Senhen
Bob Bottjen


Ida Grove
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday, November 5, 2018
Christensen-Van Houten 
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa

Vistation held half hour
prior to service from
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Novemeber 6, 2018
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Danbury, Iowa


Recorded Selections
"Amazing Grace"
"One Day At A Time"
"The Old Rugged Cross"


St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
Danbury, Iowa


Friday, November 2, 2018 at 9:59 AM
“Sorry to hear of your loss. ”
- Betty Hedberg
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 3:10 PM
“So very sorry Shirley, to hear of Pau's passing. Prayers for you & your family. ”
- Pat Wilson
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:47 AM
“Sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.”
- Larry Bertelsen
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