Lloyd Henry Wieck was born June 21, 1923, on the family farm north of Hinton, in Plymouth Township to Henry and Jessie (Blackmore) Wieck. He attended country school near his home. Lloyd was united in marriage to Geraldine "Gerri" Trometer on April 2, 1943 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars.
Lloyd and Gerri farmed and raised cattle and hogs on the family farm until 1975 when they moved to Hinton. Lloyd had also worked at Swift & Co. in Sioux City from the late 1940s until retirement in 1975.
Lloyd enjoyed fishing with family and friends. He had served on church boards and volunteered wherever he could through the years. He had been a faithful blood donor for over 28 years.
As a young man, Lloyd was well known for his pitching skills for the Merrill Ramblers fast pitch softball team. Many simply called him "Hook" who played ball with him.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Gerri of Sioux City; a son, Ron Wieck and his wife, Carol, of Sioux City; a daughter-in-law, Donna Wieck, of Sioux City; three grandchildren: Todd Wieck and his wife, Tammy, of Sioux City, Scott Wieck and his wife, Mimi, of Sioux City, and Amy Gammel and her husband, Dave, of Lincoln, Neb.; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; in-laws: Lawrence Blackmore of Hinton, Walter Roehrich of Hinton, Patricia Trometer of Merrill, and Betty Wieck of Sioux City; and several nieces and nephews.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Jessie (Blackmore) Wieck; a son, Roger Wieck; a brother, Raymond Wieck; two sisters-in-law Georgana Blackmore and Darlene Roehrich; and a brother-in-law, Robert Trometer.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Merrill, with Minister Joel Nye officiating. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the family present to greet friends after 5:30 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue at the church Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
Pallbearers will be Todd Wieck, Scott Wieck, Darwin Blackmore, Rodney Blackmore, Randy Roehrich, and Robbie Trometer. Honorary casket bearers will be Dave Gammel, Terry Trometer, Ron Weiner, Don Waring, Les Schindel, and Jim Schrader.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.