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Waldo Kenneth Wiens

Joe Denoyer - November 20, 2023 10:09 am

Hutchinson – Waldo Kenneth Wiens (91) departed this earthly life on Nov. 16th at Hutchinson Health and Rehab and entered his heavenly home to be with his Savior whom he loved and served. He was born August 16, 1932, at Meade, Kansas, the son of Kornellius L. (k.L.) and Agatha Wiens.

At an early age, Waldo accepted Christ as his personal Savior. He was baptized upon the profession of his faith and became a member of the Countryside Bible Church in 1948. Throughout his lifetime, he was actively involved in the church and the music ministry of the church. He was also a member of the Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus from 1993-2006.

Waldo attended Lamont School of Music, Denver University and Emporia State University. He received his Bachelor of Music Education Degree in January, 1959, his Master of Science Degree in Music in August, 1959, and his Specialist in Education Degree in August, 1969.

Waldo served in Education to make a significant impact and difference in the future of students for 31 years, as a vocal music instructor and classroom teacher in the Meade Public Schools.

In 1976, Waldo received his NASD License (National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc) as a qualified Securities Broker.

Waldo’s honors included Representative Young Teacher, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Kasnas Bankers Association Soil Conservation Award and a life member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity.

After retirement, together with his wife, Alvina Wiens, they were able to enjoy traveling throughout the United States, British Columbia, Canada, and also participated in a Mission Trip to Costa Rica.

On March 31, 1953, Waldo married Alvina Isaac at Meade. She preceded in in death.

Survivors include: two sons, Kent D. Wiens, Hutchinson, Dr. Lynn A. Wiens and wife, Ann, Tulsa, OK, and five grandchildren; Peter, Josiah, Abigall, Evangelina, and Amber Joy Wiens.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Peter K. Wiens and Rolland K. Wiens; three sisters, Lydia Classen, Martha Groenig, and Hilda Friesen.

A memorial service will take place, December 2nd at 11 am at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Meade, KS. Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be given to Great Plains Christian Radio, in care of the funeral home.

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