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Olive Jean Stoutzenberger Wiig


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart (email)
Date: 6/17/2006 at 21:10:13

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
August 15, 2001


Olive Jean Wiig, 78, of Bella Vista, Ark., died of cancer Aug. 8, 2001.

Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 13, at the Presbyterian Church in Bella Vista.

Jean Wiig was born Aug. 10, 1922, to William Ezra Belknap and Dorothy Leon (Nicely) Stoutzenberger of Raymore, Mo. She moved with her parents to Lees Summit, Mo., where she graduated from high school. After attending Central Missouri State University, she taught for one year in Greenfield. On Sept. 28, 1943, she married Lavern Wiig in Greenfield. Following their marriage, she and her husband operated a variety store in Hamburg. Jean also taught for eight years in Sideny and 18 years in Winterset. Retiring in 1983. she and Lavern moved to Bella Vista, Ark. She served as president of Church Women United, Book Club, garden Club, and WICS of Community Church. She also was a member of the Crafty Ladies, Village Players, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Needlework Club and was a television anchorwoman on Bella Vista Television.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a step-grandaughter.

She is survived by two sons, Gary Wiig (wife Sue) of Los Alamos, N.M., and Randy Wiig (wife Rose) of Lexington, N.C.; a daughter, Carol Braman (husband Jack) of Bella Vista, Ark.; a sister, Maxine Tait (husband Bill) of Council Bluffs; a brother, Maurice Stoutzenberger (wife Shirley) of Bolivar, Mo.; four grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Callison-Lough Funeral Service in Bentonville, Ark.


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