Gerry Dean Wielang
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Gerry Dean Wielang
  • October 24, 1933 - May 19, 2016
  • Idaho Falls, Idaho

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Gerry Dean Wielang
Gerry Wielang passed away peacefully on Thursday May 19, 2016 at her home in Idaho Falls, ID. Gerry was born in Port Orchard, WA on October 24, 1933 as an only child to Fred and Flora (Adamson) Ewing. At age 18, she moved to Denver, CO to begin employment with the FBI as an administrative assistant. That is where she met her future husband Joe A. Wielang. They were married in Denver on June 14, 1952 and were married for 60 years when Joe passed away in 2012. Shortly after marrying they returned to Washington State where Joe finished his engineering degree.

They soon started a family, and eventually had a total of seven children. Gerry and Joseph moved several times around the country for Joe's work and eventually settled in Idaho Falls in 1966.

Gerry loved the outdoors and instilled that love in her children. All of the kids grew up with many camping, four wheel driving, and Skiing experiences. Mom was a full-fledged tree hugger her whole life and enjoyed outings with the local Alpine Club and was a member of the Sierra Club for years. She was also extremely committed to her faith and active in the Catholic Church.

Gerry is survived by her seven children: Joseph A. Wielang, Jr., Marci Cooke, Steve Wielang (Teri), Charles Wielang (Peggy), Bruce Wielang, Mary Wilson, and Erik Wielang (Lori). She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Joe and grandson Travis Wielang.
A Memorial Prayer Vigil and Rosary Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17 St, Idaho Falls. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1690 E. 17 St. Inurnment will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Grove City Cemetery, 1 Willow Dr., Blackfoot, ID. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Idaho Public Broadcasting Service or the Nature Conservancy.

Arrangements under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Idaho Falls, ID.