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Florene D. Wiens

January 10, 2018

Life Sketch for Florene D. Wiens


Florene D. Wiens, 95, died on Monday, January 08, 2018 at the Newton Medical Center in Newton.


Florene was born on October 15, 1922 to Ernest and Prisca (Krehbiel) Bachman at Rocky Ford, Colorado.


Florene married Wm. Kenneth Wien on May 31, 1946 at the First Mennonite Church of Newton.  They were married for 28 years before his death in 1974.


Florene received her teaching degree from Bethel College and taught in a one room school house. She later served as a substitute teacher in Halstead and a Sunday School and Bible School teacher at the First Mennonite Church. She worked at many things.  She served as a Manager for the Etcetera Shop, Cook for the Halstead School System and a seamstress. She loved to sew and made Afghans for all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Florene was an avid reader and caregiver to all.  A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.


She is survived by her children: Prisca and Gary Krehbiel, Gerry and Bev Wiens and Wendy Wiens; sister: Katheryn Penner; six grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband and son: Wm. Kenneth Wiens and Albert Wiens; parents: Ernest and Prisca Krehbiel; and three siblings.


Memorial Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Friday, January 12th at the First Mennonite Church of Newton. A public visitation is scheduled for Thursday, January 11th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will be present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. to greet friends and family. A graveside committal will be held at 1:00 p.m., January 12th at the Halstead City Cemetery.


Memorials have been established for NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness & Caring Place of Newton. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.


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