Published 12:00 am Friday, March 20, 2009
Tom Wiebler, 55
Tom Wiebler, 55, of Faribault, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Thomas Edward, the son of Richard and Doris (Volrath) Wiebler, was born on June 5, 1953 in Davenport, Iowa. He graduated from Assumption High School, in Davenport, in 1971 and from Mankato State University in 1975. He married Shannon Shields on June 24, 1978 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Faribault. Tom began working at Beltz Co. under Bob Bjork and later with Fred of Robinson Business Forms, who was instrumental in helping Tom start his own business, Wiebler Business Forms which he owned and operated for over 25 years. Tom was a member of the Elks Club of Faribault, he helped start the fundraising for the Faribault Ice Arena, was a member and former board member of Faribault Country Club. He was also a youth baseball coach and a basketball coach for Bethlehem Academy.
He is survived by his wife, Shannon; two sons, Troy Thomas (fiancée, Sarah Grabanski) Wiebler and Taylor Thomas Wiebler, both of Minneapolis; his mother, Doris Wiebler, Davenport, Iowa; two brothers, Rich (Peggy) Wiebler and Gary (Marcia) Wiebler, all of Davenport; four sisters, Mary Ann (Dan) Ewen, Davenport, Cyndee (Stan) Boudreau, Davenport, Katie (Rick) Hines, Apple Valley and Liz (Marc) Nover, Owasso, Mich.; sister in law, Janet Wiebler, Davenport; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard, and one brother, Matthew James Wiebler.
Memorial services will be held at Divine Mercy Catholic Church at Immaculate Conception, Faribault, on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. A memorial visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be made to “Get Your Rear In Gear” a Cancer Awareness Walk. Please note “Wiebler’s Walkers” on the memo line. Visit boldtfuneralhome.com for information and guest book.
A special thank you to Tom’s doctor, Dr. Kris Drevlow and his oncologist, Dr. P.J. Flynn and nurses, Caroline and Julianna.