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Helyne Wiese

Helyne Wiese, 98, of Langdon, ND, passed away at the Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon on December 22, 2017.

Helyne was born October 13, 1919, the daughter of Fred and Lydia (Rappuhn) Raile of Fessenden, ND. In 1937, she graduated from Fessenden High School. She also graduated from Minot State University and then the University of North Dakota. She taught in Wells County rural schools, Washburn, Harvey, Minot Teachers College, Powers Lake, Broadus, MT, Drayton, Milnor, and Langdon, where she retired in 1984 after 36 total years of teaching.

She was married to James Wiese, of Washburn, ND, after World War II on May 25, 1946. James passed away in Arizona, February 20, 1997. They were married over 50 years and had three children together: William James Wiese of Scottsdale AZ, Karen (John) Boe of Langdon, ND and Jane (Danny) Mostad of Langdon, ND. She was blessed to have seven grandchildren: John and Laura Wiese, Kevin Boe, Jessica (Sean) Foss, Jill (Kurt) Wiedrich, Jeff (Brittanie) Mostad and Janelle (Eric) Frost.

The first 20 years after her retirement, she spent in Langdon and wintered in Mesa, AZ. In Mesa, she especially enjoyed her many friends and relatives. She had her friends, church, computer, water aerobics and bridge to keep her happy when she no longer could go on bus tours and cruises. She would say that she had the best of two worlds. She enjoyed knitting and hardanger embroidery, too. Helyne also kept busy being a member of United Methodist Church and their women’s group, North Dakota Retired Teachers, Sigma, Sigma, Sigma Sorority, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Helyne was an avid educator and sports fan. In her children and grandchildren, she instilled a strong desire for education. She would fly back to ND from Arizona to watch her grandchildren participate in basketball, volleyball, baseball, track, hockey and football games. She was extremely proud that all of her children and grandchildren had a college degree and happily attended every graduation.

She was determined to stay in touch with family, friends and world events, so at age 80, she learned how to use a computer and would email family and friends frequently and check her online banking daily to make sure she was always earning the most interest on her CDs. In 2013, she learned how to use an iPad and follow her family and friends on Facebook and Facetime.

Late in life, she was happy to spend time with eight great-grandchildren: Maxum, Merek and Maverick Mostad; Sienna, Sierra and Shea Foss; and KayLynn and Kade Wiedrich.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Lydia Raile; her siblings: Gordon Raile and Esther Olson; husband James Wiese; and grandsons John Wiese and Kevin Boe.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017, at United Methodist Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2017, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon and will continue one hour prior to service time at the church on Friday. Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery, Langdon, ND.

Visitation will take place from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon. Burial : Lebanon Cemetery- Langdon, ND

Funeral Service

Friday, December 29, 2017
2:00 PM

United Methodist Church
301 15th Avenue
Langdon, ND 58249

Visitation will take place from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon. Burial : Lebanon Cemetery- Langdon, ND

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I'm so very sorry for the Wiese family loss of Helyne Wiese. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Wiese Stachowicz Jan 8 2018 12:00 AM

Wow, you guys were so blessed to have had Helyne is your lives for so long! With living for 98 years, you will have so many keepsake memories to reflect on as you gather to celebrate Helyne's long life filled with family and friends. Big hugs for all, she will certainly be missed but you have so much to be thankful for! Keep the Faith

Doug Sturlaugson Dec 29 2017 12:00 AM

Helyne touched our hearts with her friendly, warm smile and proud, enthusiastic sharing of grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was proud of all the things her family had become. May her spirit fill your hearts with warm memories and love. Mark & Diane Frost

Mark & Diane Frost Dec 28 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother, Karen.

Audrey Myklebust Dec 27 2017 12:00 AM

Deepest condolences to the Wiese family on the loss of your mother. I remember well the years your parents were in the Milnor school system and what a kind, gentle person Helyne was.

Clint Lonbaken Dec 27 2017 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for the loss of Aunt Helyne.

Lauri Desir Dec 26 2017 12:00 AM

Chuck & I send our deepest sympathies to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers through this sad time. Helyne was very blessed to have been able to share in all your life's accomplishments - school, work, family. She will be missed by many!

Chuck & Kathy Downs Dec 26 2017 12:00 AM

Thinking of you Karen, Jane and Bill. I remember your mom as such a wonderful mom and teacher. May your memories of her guide you through this difficult time. Susan and Rich Thompson

Susan and Rich Thompson Dec 25 2017 12:00 AM

My sympathies for your family. Your Mom was such a wonderful teacher! Prayers for all of you.

Wanda Hodnefield Dec 25 2017 12:00 AM

To Bill and other members of the Wiese family, I want to express my condolences to all of you following the recent death of Bill's mother. Most of you won't know me, but I was a 1964 Drayton graduate and a teammate of Bill's my senior year in football, basketball, and baseball. Bill, e-mail me or call me at 218-236-5577, and perhaps we can get together with you somewhere in the Phoenix metro area. Dick Halcrow also lives in this retirement community of Sun City Festival.

George Sanderson Dec 25 2017 12:00 AM

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