Deacon Theodore John Wiese

May 10, 1929September 19, 2013
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Ted went home to the Lord 9-19-13 at the age of 84. Born in Woodburn, OR in 1929, he was the 4th child of Frank and Helen Wiese. He married Doris Marie Prinslow on October 2, 1954 after being honorably discharged as a corporal from the Marine Corp in 1948 and briefly attending Oregon St. University.

He retired from the Boeing Co. after 26 years as a precision gear machinist and proud member of the IAM in 1989 and was then ordained to the Diaconate, serving the Archdiocese of Seattle for the past 24 years at Holy Family Parish, White Center. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother James Wiese, brother and sister-in-law Gerald and Margaret Wiese and sister and brother-in-law Lucille and George Schmidt.

He is survived by his wife Doris, sister Jeanette (Buzz) Moore, his eight children Connie(Richard)Sanders, Larry Wiese, Greg Wiese, Julie(Bruce)Hanson, Lisa(Karl)Hansen, Tom(Wendy)Wiese, Margaret (Jeff Haack)Wiese, and Paul Wiese, his ten grandchildren Kim Wiese, Kady Wiese, Charlotte Sanders, Ryan Sanders, Stacey Hanson, John Paul Hansen, Branden Stewart, Dana Stewart, James Wiese, Brian Wiese and his one great grandchild Christian Taylor.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be at Holy Family Church, Seattle at 11:00 am. September 25, 2013.To leave an online condolence, please visit In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ted's memory to Catholic Community Services or Holy Family Parish, Seattle.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, September 25, 2013
  • Reception Wednesday, September 25, 2013
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Deacon Theodore John Wiese

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September 26, 2013

Dear Wiese Family, Deacon Ted's beautiful homilies at Holy Family Church were among the best we have ever heard. Also, his wonderful sense of humor was very apparent, even when up on the altar. He uplifted us. Jim and Susan Purcell

Anne Jacobs

September 25, 2013

Dear Wiese Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Ted during my visits to Seattle and will now miss him. You all remain in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Anne Jacobs

Jack Meduna

September 24, 2013

The loss of Ted is such a big loss to all. He was very kind and so easy to talk to. My thoughts and prayers are for his entire family.

September 24, 2013

A deacon's duty is to be of service, and Ted did it well, responding to the needs of people with AIDS as well as the many other needs of those in his parish community.
In the pulpit, his rich voice spoke with a gentle authority.
When you met him one on one, his easy smile and endearing manner put you at ease.
I will always associate Holy Family Parish with Deacon Ted.
My condolences to Doris and the family.

Terry McGuire


September 22, 2013

May you find comfort and treasure the memories of your loved one. I send my sincere condolences. (Romans15:4)

Juli (Wheir) Lukana

September 22, 2013

Dear Doris and Family,
Wishing each of you peace and comfort in your happiest memories together with Ted. I will forever remember Ted's thoughtful kindness and hearty laughter. Love and hugs to all.

September 22, 2013

Dear Doris and family, so sorry to hear of Ted's passing away. We have fond memories of your daughters, Julie and Margaret baby sitting our family on many occasions during the 1970s..

Please accept our sincere condolences,

Pat and Kay Duvall

Pat and Kay Duvall

George Hilbish

September 22, 2013

The Marines and Corpsmen of the Pierce County Detachment #504 Marine Corps League, Share in Your Loss. Rest in Peace Marine, Semper Fi!

September 20, 2013

Dear Wiese Family----I am so sorry for your lost. I do understand how hard it will be for the next little, so you are all in my prayers.

Pat Thompson (Nikolaisen)