Florene D. Wiens, 95, died on Monday, Jan. 8, 201,8 at Newton Medical Center in Newton.
Florene was born on Oct. 15, 1922, to Ernest and Prisca (Krehbiel) Bachman at Rocky Ford, Colo.
Florene married Wm. Kenneth Wien on May 31, 1946, at the First Mennonite Church of Newton. They were married for 28 years before his death in 1974.
Florene received her teaching degree from Bethel College and taught in a one-room schoolhouse. She later served as a substitute teacher in Halstead and a Sunday School and Bible School teacher at First Mennonite Church. She worked at many things. She served as a manager for the Et Cetera Shop, cook for the Halstead school system and a seamstress. She loved to sew and made afghans for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Florene was an avid reader and caregiver to all, and was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was survived by her children, Prisca and Gary Krehbiel, Gerry and Bev Wiens and Wendy Wiens; sister, Katheryn Penner; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and son: Wm. Kenneth Wiens and Albert Wiens; parents: Ernest and Prisca Krehbiel; and three siblings.
Memorial services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at First Mennonite Church of Newton. A public visitation is scheduled for 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. The family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. to greet friends and family. A graveside committal will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Halstead City Cemetery.
Memorials have been established for NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness & Caring Place of Newton.