Caroline Wieneke, age 77

Caroline Wieneke

July 29, 1942 - June 3, 2020

Caroline Wieneke passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at her home.  Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins.  Fr. Aaron Nett officiated.  Music was by Mary Streit and Adam Stommes.  Interment was in the St. Anthony Cemetery.  Casket Bearers were Gary Hilksgen, Jeff Hilsgen, Troy Hilsgen, Cyrus Callais, Damian Wieneke and Randy Latour.  Arrangements were with the Ertl Funeral Home, Watkins.

Caroline was born on July 29, 1942 in St. Cloud, MN.  She was the daughter of Henry and Clara (Neft) Hilsgen.  On June 23, 1960, Caroline was united in marriage to Leo Wieneke in Cold Spring, MN.  They resided at Watkins where they farmed for many years.  Caroline also was employed at Cold Spring Granite for 25 years. Caroline loved socializing, bowling, gardening, bird watching, cards and luncheons with friends and family.  She also enjoyed trips to the casino, especially to Vegas.  Caroline loved life and people.  She will be greatly missed.

Caroline is survived by her children, Janet (Mike) Dockendorf of Cape Coral, FL, Lori (Tim Tellijohn) Wieneke of LeSeuer, Tom (Rhonda) Wieneke of St. Cloud, Sharon (Marc) Dittman of Paynesville, Joe (Janet) Wieneke of Clearwater, Sandy McGregor of Portage, WI; 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; brothers Dennis (Ella) Hilsgen, Henry (Toni) Hilsgen; sisters, Phyllis Love, Marion Hommerding, and Olive Guck.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Clara Hilsgen; husband, Leo in February 2020; brothers and sister, Jerome, Al, Herbert, Harold, Marvin, Paul and Isabelle.

Memorials are preferred to Centracare Hospice

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