|Birth: ||Feb. 5, 1917|
|Death: ||Jul. 17, 1944, France|
Technical Sergeant Richard H. Wieser was born in St. Mary's community, Grand
Prairie Township, on February 5, 1917, and was killed in action in France on
July 17, 1944.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Wieser of the St. Mary's community in
Grand Prairie Township, and was one of a family of fourteen children, of whom
four brothers and six sisters are living. A brother and a sister died in
infancy, and a brother, Lieutenant Lambert V. Wieser, was killed in action in
Germany on October 14, 1944.
Richard H. Wieser attended St. Mary's Parochial School in Grand Prairie
Township. After finishing his work there, he enrolled in the Franciscan College
at Hinsdale, Illinois, where he studied for one year. He then returned to Grand
Prairie Township and assisted his father on the Wieser farm until he entered the
armed forces in March, 1941.
After receiving his training at the various camps in this country, he was
assigned to Company M, One Hundred Thirty-fourth Infantry, Thirty-fifth
Division, and arrived in England in May, 1944. He was killed in action during
the invasion of France on July 17, 1944. He was buried overseas.
Memorial services for Technical Sergeant Richard H. Wieser were held at St. Mary
of the Angels Catholic Church in Grand Prairie Township at 9:00 am., Wednesday,
August 23, 1944, with Reverend Pascal Rollman, O.F.M., pastor, as celebrant of
the Requiem Mass, and Foltz-Zuerlein Post of the American Legion of Humphrey in
charge of the military rite.
John Henry Wieser (1892 - 1950)
Elizabeth Ruhkamp Wieser (1891 - 1950)
Lambert V Wieser (1915 - 1944)*
Richard H Wieser (1917 - 1944)
Ralph Henry Wieser (1924 - 1930)*
Julian Wieser (1932 - 1934)*
Note: Entered the service from Nebraska.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement du Calvados
Maintained by: Anne Arkfeld
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56651432