William D Wieland
February 15, 1948 – November 6, 2018
Wieland, William “Bill” age 70, entered into the arms of God, November 6, 2018, following a courageous 26 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill was born in Peoria, Illinois, to George and Virginia Wieland who preceded him in death. Bill moved to Tampa in 1984 to pursue his career in the Health Care Management Industry. Bill served in the United States Military Reserves from 1970 – 1976. He was a member of the Florida Association of Realtors, Healthcare Information Systems Management Systems Society, and Zeta Phi Chapter of Sigma Nu undergraduate college fraternity. During the past 10 years, Bill served on the Board of his community’s Homeowners Association, serving as President of the last 5 years. Bill loved spending time with family and friends, cycling, the Gulf beaches, and high performance cars of all types. Bill is survived by his wife of 32 years, Joyce Wieland, brother Randy Wieland (wife Karen), sisters Kathi Gaines, Pam Sommer (husband Kevin), 1 son, 4 nephews, 3 nieces, 2 great nephews, and 2 great nieces. Joyce’s parents, Norma and Doug Olson both loved Bill like a son. The Wieland Family is deeply grateful for the excellent care given Bill by the skilled physicians at Moffitt Cancer Center and their teams: Dr. Pamela Hodul MD and Dr. Dae Kim MD. Dr. Norman Castellano MD with Florida Medical Group. The family would also like to recognize the employees at Concordia Medical Center for their professionalism, kindness and understanding during Bill’s final days with us. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, November 11 at 4:00PM at Messiah Lutheran Church 14920 Hutchison Road, Tampa, FL 33625. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made out to “William Wieland Pancreatic Research Fund.” Please mail contributions to Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, MBC-FOUND, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612. Donations may also be made on line at Moffitt.org/Donate, or by calling 1-800-456-3434, ext. 1403.
William D Wieland
November 11, 2018
Dear Joyce and family,
I will remember Bill for his kindness, courage and noble spirit. May the Lord Jesus give you strength and comfort during this most difficult time. We are always here for you. Love, the Odell Family
November 9, 2018
I met Bill through his wife Joyce. She asked me if I would cut his hair while going through chemo and I was happy to do so because I knew first hand that you really do not need to be around the public during chemo. The man I met was kind, considerate, quiet, soft spoken, smart, thankful and he knew how he wanted his hair cut. I enjoyed everytime I visited with him and cut his hair. I knew by watching he and Joyce that he was crazy about her and loved her. I'm thankful for the little bit of time I had to get to know him and thankful he was a christian and will spend his life now in his beautiful heavenly home with a brand new perfect body. Bill, your work on earth here is done and I'm better off for knowing you.