Gerald "Jerry" K. Wiese
April 11, 2023
Gerald Kenneth Wiese of Rockford, Minnesota died peacefully on April 11, 2023 at his home. He was 65 years old and taken from us way too soon.
Jerry was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1957, and moved with his family to Winona, New Brighton, Brooklyn Park, and Brooten, Minnesota, where he graduated from high school. From there, he moved to the Iron Range to work as a welder, where he met his wife and where his children Anneka and Taylon were born.
In later years, he worked in bridge construction, tree work, and other jobs around the state and always took pride in doing the job right. But the most important part of his life was the outdoors – hunting, fishing, and camping were his passions. After his divorce, he settled in Rockford with his partner Kim and their dogs, where they enjoyed over 20 good years together. He will be remembered for his cooking skills, especially grilling, smoking, preparing wild game, his famous pies and cookie dough. He also had the ability to fix almost anything, a lively humor, quick wit, and generous spirit.
Jerry is survived by his loving partner Kimberly, mother Judith Christianson, children Anneka Waldack and Taylon (Kayla) Wiese, and sister Deborah (Tom Klein). He is preceded in death by his father Kenneth Wiese. A private ceremony will be held at a later date.