Shirley J. Wiese


Shirley Jean Dahl Wiese, age 90, of rural Jamestown, North Dakota, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Eventide Jamestown with family by her side.

Shirley was born January 19th, 1932 at Jamestown, ND, an only child of George & Lillian (Lee) Dahl. She grew up in Jamestown and attended school graduating Jamestown High Class of 1950. She enjoyed playing the drums in the marching band, and Karl Ulmer was her favorite teacher.

Shirley married Ernest W Wiese on September 16, 1950 in Washington DC. Ernest was in the US Marine Corp, so they lived in Fredericksburg VA for 3 years. Ernest Jr. was born while living here.

After the service, they returned to the Wiese Family farm in rural Eldridge and live in the original homestead with Ernest’s father, Ernest A Wiese, the house did not have running water or indoor plumbing. In 1953, just before Terry would be born, they moved into Jamestown, and two years later in 1955 Mark came along and in 1965 Sonja joined the family.

They moved out to the new farm 1967 building a new home & farmstead.

Shirley worked several years as a waitress for her mom Lillian’s K&L Café. Shirley also worked as a Bookkeeper for Western Auto for 5 years.

She was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lady Firemen of Northern Pacific Railroad, Elkette’s, Does, Hillcrest Ladies Golf Association, Bowling League, The Frontier Army of the Dakota, 20th Infantry of Fort Seward.

Shirley enjoyed camping with family, fishing in Canada, Sewing and Crafts, and Golf. She was an avid reader of Biographies.

Shirley loved her family and they were the most important thing in her life. She loved her numerous dogs especially her Black Lab, Major.

Shirley is survived by her two daughters & two sons: Ernest M (Chris) Wiese of Franktown, CO, Terry (John) Riggs of Cheyenne, WY, Mark (Jan) Wiese of Jamestown, ND and Sonja (Craig) Thierer Jamestown ND, her 11 Grandchildren: Anne (Don) Kainz of West Fargo, ND, Chad Wiese of Longmont, CO, Benjamin Wiese & Andrew Wiese of Franktown, CO, Merica (Chris) Sloan of Castle Pines, CO, David Riggs of Centennial, CO, Nick (Miranda) Riggs of Rock Springs, WY, Russ (Deana) Wiese of Bismarck, ND, Luke (Savannah) Wiese of Jamestown, ND, Chelsea Lipetzky of Monument, CO, and Erik Orgaard of Jamestown, ND, nine Great Grandchildren: Dane (Chelsie) Kainz of West Fargo, ND, Kyra (Lucas Ness) Kainz of West Fargo, ND, Ryker Lipetzky of Mounment, CO, Bridger Wiese & Brodie Wiese of Bismarck, ND, Braelyn Wiese of Jamestown, ND, Grayson Sloan of Castle Pines, CO, Taylor Riggs & Sam Riggs of Rock Springs, WY, five Great-Great Grandchildren: Connor Kainz, Cason Kainz & Carter Kainz of West Fargo, ND, Estelle Ness & Isla Ness of West Fargo, ND, and her beloved Black Lab “puppy”, Major.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ernest, Sister-in-law, Irene Hendrickson Koehn, Brothers-in-law: Melvin Hendrickson and August Koehn, and infant Grandson, Matthew Wiese.

In Lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to Jamestown Regional Medical Center Hospice Program

Visitation: 5 pm – 6:30 pm, Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Eddy Funeral Home with Prayer Service to follow at 6:30 pm.

Funeral Service: 10 am, Monday, May 9, 2022 at Eddy Funeral Home with Interment to follow at Highland Home Cemetery.

Lunch following the service at Club 1883 (KC’s)

Arrangements are in the care of Eddy Funeral Home.

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