Ron Wieseler

Ronald George Wieseler, 69, of Polo, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 surrounded by his family at home.

Funeral Mass was Tuesday, Nov. 28 at St. Liborius Catholic Church, Polo with Father Christopher Hughes, celebrant.  Burial followed at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Polo.

Ron was born on June 14, 1948, to Dominic and Josephine (Sprenger) Wieseler in Faulkton, South Dakota.  He attended Saint Liborius grade school and graduated from Fairview High School in 1966.  He graduated from Dakota State College in 1971.  On April 8, 1972, Ron married Sharon Barkley at Saint Anne’s Catholic Church in Geddes, South Dakota.  Ron worked various jobs in education and retail until 1978, when he moved back to Polo to farm.  He retired from active farming in 2002, then worked as a crop insurance adjuster until 2012.

Ron enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling to watch his grandchildrens’ activities.  He also enjoyed fishing, especially ice fishing, hunting, watching auto racing of all types, driving his Mustang, attending toy shows, and repairing toys for children.  He especially enjoyed hunting with family and friends.  After retiring, Ron spent his time working in his orchard, building ice shacks, deer blinds, and even a bridge.

Ron was a member of Saint Liborius Catholic Church, where he served many years on the parish finance committee.  He was also a long time member of the Polo/Orient Knights of Columbus, and served on various local boards and committees through the years.

Ron is survived by his wife, Sharon; children, Lisa and Eric Christianson of Fargo, ND, Matt Wieseler and Amy McKee of Falls Church, VA, Ben Wieseler of Gettysburg, and Rita and Mike Moe of Aberdeen; grandchildren: Sierra, Autumn, Kaitlyn, Colt, Tyler, Evie, Mason, Xavier, Felix, and Pierce; brothers: Dennis and Virgena Wieseler of Pierre, Jerry and Carol Wieseler of Groton, Pat Wieseler and Michelle Burleson, both of Watertown; parents-in-law, Ray and Lois Barkley of Lake Andes; Sharon’s brothers and sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dominic and Josephine Wieseler; and sister-in-law, Lorraine Wieseler.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to any family you know who is fighting cancer.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Ron’s arrangements.  Visit

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