Lloyd Wieman, 90, passed away peacefully at Hospice House on December 16th after a short illness.
A lifelong Wausau resident, Lloyd was born on March 3, 1931 to Paul Wieman and Viola (née May) Wieman. He attended Wausau High School and followed his father to work at American Can/James River in Wausau. He worked as a millwright, retiring after 38 years.Lloyd married Mavourneen (Jan) Jankoski in 1955.Lloyd and Jan owned and managed residential properties in Wausau for more than 50 years. They traveled extensively, including trips throughout the United States in their RV, as well as trips to Europe, China, Australia, Hawaii, and Alaska.
Lloyd was known in his extended family for his deadpan delivery of jokes and pranks. His homespun truisms will be treasured as humorous lessons for life (“I taught you kids everything I know, and you still don’t know nothing.”). He was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, where he sang in the choir, worked as church usher, and volunteered on many committees, including helping with facilities, and assisting with maintenance and construction at Moon Beach church camp. Lloyd also had a fine bass voice, singing as a barbershopper for 35 years.
He was a consummate tinkerer and do-it-yourselfer. He built the home in which he and Jan raised their family, east of Wausau. His children were recruited early on in projects too many to count: maintaining his properties, tapping maple trees and making syrup in a homemade cooker, rebuilding family cars and a Willy’s Jeep, and cutting and splitting fire wood. Lloyd was also an avid fisherman and hunter. He made treks up north and to Canada with his family. His hunting dogs doubled as beloved family pets. Later in life, his cat Buckshot was his constant companion. He was an avid Packers fan even though he wouldn’t admit it.
Lloyd is survived by Jan, his wife of 65 years, and his seven children: Kurt (Randa) Wieman, Connie (Daniel) Wieman-Large, Kaye (Jeff) Newman, Carol Wieman, Craig (Marsha Meurette) Wieman, Clark (Julie Metz) Wieman, and Ken Wieman, 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Laverne (“Bud”) Viegut, Jean Wieman, and Joan Wieman.
The funeral service for Lloyd will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at St. Paul's UCC Church, 426 Washington St, Wausau, WI. A visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Entombment will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park in Wausau.