Lawrence Elliott Wiener, 61, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Lawrence Elliott Wiener was born Dec. 8, 1943, in Sioux City, the son of Marvin Carl "Bud" and Gertrude E. (Taute) Wiener. He attended East Junior and High Schools. He later received his college degree from St. Mary's College in Leavenworth, Kan.
Elliott spent most of his working years in the restaurant field. He worked at various places in the area in all aspects of the business. Most recently he owned and operated Wiener's Pantry in Le Mars. Elliott was proud and interested in his German heritage and specialized in that cuisine at the Pantry. He was forced to close the restaurant due to his failing health. After some time he was able to return to work part-time at Hungry's in Dakota City, Neb.
He was a lover of antiques and an accomplished decorator. He also played the organ and researched his genealogy. When Elliott's father became ill, he cared for his father at home in Sioux City. His family greatly appreciated all that he did for Marvin.
He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Gertrude; brothers and sisters Mark and his wife Kathleen, Christine Case and her husband Timothy, Megan Leah Stolen and her special friend, Craig May, all of Sioux City, and Kimberly Pennington of Tulsa, Okla.; nieces and nephews Joseph, Emily and Katherine, Denise, Kristin, Michael, Matthew, Janet and Sarah, Ligeia, Anna, Elizabeth, Jessica, Megan and Barbara, Marie, Mark, Kirby Jo, Grace and Maddie; eight great-nieces and nephews; several special aunts, uncles and cousins; and his dog Zach, who went with Elliott when Marvin died.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father Marvin on Feb. 2, 2001, a sister Barbara; and a niece, Maggie.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sioux City. The Rev. Craig Bock will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. and there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral.