Alma L. "Wiese" Graen

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Alma Louise "Wiese" Graen, 80, formerly of Spencer, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Southridge Healthcare Center, Sioux Falls. Services will be held at 10 a.m., today, Saturday, May 3, 2008, at First Christian Church.

Interment will take place at Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls.

Alma Louise "Wiese" Good, daughter of Clarence and Mildred (Karrer) Good, was born Oct. 14, 1927, in Des Moines. As a child she moved with her family to Spencer, where she grew up. Wiese graduated from Spencer High School in 1946. She then worked as head bookkeeper at Clay County National Bank.

Wiese was united in marriage with Robert Graen on Aug. 22, 1948, in Spencer. The couple lived in Spencer, Canton, S.D., Farmersburg, and Parker, S.D. before moving to Sioux Falls, S.D. in 1973. Wiese worked for a short time at Britt's Department Store in Sioux Falls. She also did child care in family's homes.

Wiese was a member of First Christian Church and active in Circle there. She was a member of Daughters of the Nile and the Legion of Honor Ladies Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Alma is survived by her husband, Bob; three sons: David Graen and his wife, Barbara, Champlin, Minn., Donald Graen and his wife, Diana, Sioux Falls, and Daniel Graen and his wife, Beverly, Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.