John W. Wied
John W. “Jack” Wied, 87, Amherst, a retired Amherst
postmaster, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at his residence.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11,
at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca. Burial with military honors will be in
the Lind Center Cemetery in the town of Lind in Waupaca County.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday,
Condolences may be offered online at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Wied was born June 26, 1929, on the family farm in the town
of Belmont in Portage County, a son of the late Albertus “Bert” and Irene
(Wood) Wied. He attended grade school at Sunny View School. He then attended
Waupaca High School.
Jack enlisted in the U.S. Army in December 1945 at Fort
Snelling, and traveled to Fort Lewis, Wash., for basic training. After eight
weeks, he took a train to New York to board a troop ship to Bremerhaven,
Germany. He was stationed at Darmstadt, Germany, as a military policeman during
the occupation of Germany. He returned to the U.S. in May 1947 and was
honorably discharged at Camp Kilmer, N.J.
He worked in construction the balance of 1947. He then went
to Milwaukee and worked in the Blatz Brewing Co.
He was married to Harriet Pavelski Dec. 16, 1948, at St.
Patrick Catholic Church in the town of Lanark in Portage County. She died April
They lived in Milwaukee for 10 years, but purchased a farm
in the town of Buena Vista in the spring of 1952 and began dairy farming in
1958. In May 1967, he was appointed postmaster of Amherst. He retired from that
job in 1989.
He continued to farm in the Buena Vista and Blaine area.
He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of
Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie (Terry) Rogers,
Almond; two grandsons, Bert (April) Rogers, Wauwatosa, and Casey (Sara) Rogers,
Almond; and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two infant sons and nine