Howard H. Wiese

Howard H. Wiese

September 11, 1930 - July 08, 2014

Howard H. Wiese

September 11, 1930 - July 08, 2014


Howard H. Wiese, 83, of Lake Forest, California, died Monday July 8, 2014 in Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, California.

He was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Frieda and George Wiese on September 11, 1930. Howard graduated from Tech High School in Omaha in 1948. He served in the Korean War. In 1956, he married Doris Hoffert-Hansen. Together, they raised their son, Steven R. Hansen. Howard was a devoted employee of the J.C. Penney Co. for 46 years and held a variety of positions.

After he retired from Penney’s in 1990, he worked for Sverdrup Engineering and later for Jacobs Engineering in Irvine, California. Howard also served on the boards of Southern California HCSC Club and the National HCSC Foundation- both are organizations for retired Penney’s managers.

Howard was a long-time member of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in El Toro, California and served as an elder for many years.

Howard is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Ann Hansen of Forsyth, MO and his sister, Karen Houfek of Prague, NE.

Interment will be in Eagle, Colorado at a later date. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals.

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17 responses to Howard H. Wiese

  1. Mr. Wiese is/was truly one-of-kind, in the most complementary way. When I worked as an Office Temp at the Costa Mesa offices of Sverdrup in the mid-90s while simultaneously pursuing a career in entertainment, he became a mentor of sorts along with becoming what I consider to be a lifetime friend. I believe the last time I saw him, was when he came to Branson, Missouri along with his son Steve and his wife, this past winter and I had the privilege of having lunch with them and being able to visit with him, one final time.

    Something about Howard was a little different this time and I sensed that his time hereupon this earth was probably drawing to a close. The thought of him being able to reunite with his beloved and dearly departed Doris put a smile on my face, although I knew Howard’s departure from this life would bring sorrow for many, including myself.

    Now, nearly 20 years after having the honor and privilege of associating with Howard professionally, the profound example of his work ethic still remains with me. Rest in peace, my good friend!

    -Barry Knudsen

  2. Mr. Wiese was a very kind gentleman. I am sad to find out of his passing. I work at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and I came in contact with Mr. Wiese while registering him for procedures at my place of work. He was always in good spirits and we built up a bit of a rapport. On one occasion, he was coming in for surgery. He mentioned that he would be alone when he came to hopsital. On the day of his procedure, I popped in on him to say hello and wish him well on his procedure. He always remembered that. When he would come for an office visit wether it was in my department or not, he would always come by and say hi. He said because he appreciated that I checked up on him. Little did he know that I was the one who appreciated him for going out of his way to come and see me to chat or just say hi. I hadn’t seen him in while and unfortunately now I know why. I know he is in a good place. I wish him well on his new journey.

    Sergio Gonzalez

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