Mr. Wiesen was a self-employed painter before his retirement. He also was involved with the American Red Cross, he was a volunteer fireman, and a member of the Emergency Service Disaster Agency. Richard was a U.S. National Guard veteran. He was an avid stamp and train collector and was a loving father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Kenneth and Lucille, nee Rujawitz, Wiesen; and a sister-in-law, Carol Wiesen.
Surviving are two sons, Richard (Deonna) Wiesen Jr.,
and Robert (Allison) Wiesen;
the mother of his sons, Rosemary, nee Candler, Wiesen;
four grandchildren, Joy Wiesen, Jessica Wiesen,
Kenneth Wiesen, and Rhianna Ellis;
four brothers, Jim Wiesen, Kenneth (Molly) Wiesen,
David Wiesen, and Gary (Nanette) Wiesen;
two sisters, Geralyn (Ted) Meeker,
and Jean (Ron) Buerges;
his significant other, JoAnn Buchanan;
and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the local American Red Cross. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Matthew Elie officiating.