Clarence A Biese
Sept. 20, 1935 - July 20, 2017
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Monday, July 24, 2017
11:00 am
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
54 E. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Sunday, July 23, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Monday, July 24, 2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Burial Service:
Monday, July 24, 2017
2:00 pm
St. Martin Catholic Cemetery
N3298 Cty T
New Holstein, WI 53061
Knights of Columbus Prayer Service:
Sunday, July 23, 2017
4:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Clarence A Biese
Chilton, WI

Clarence A. Biese, age 81, of Chilton, died on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.  He was born September 20, 1935 in Charlestown, son of the late Peter & Eleanor (Salm) Biese.  

Clarence devoted prime years of his life in service to his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.  Following his honorable discharge, Clarence returned to the area where he began working at the Carnation Company in Chilton.  On May 9, 1959, Clarence married Mary Wagner at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein.

With a strong passion for farming, and a deep love of the land, Clarence began farming in the Town of Stockbridge shortly after his marriage to Mary.  His strong work ethic and faithful devotion to the farm allowed Clarence to do what he loved for the remainder of his life: Farm.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  His Catholic Faith was of great importance to him and daily devoted time to prayer and watching Mass on television.  

In his free time, Clarence enjoyed a good round of Sheepshead, shooting bean bags, and time spent bowling.  He looked forward to watching his beloved Green Bay Packers play, enjoyed listening to Polka Music, and never passed up an opportunity to watch an old western movie or television show.  It also wasn’t uncommon to find Clarence cruising the country side monitoring the status of all of the fields and crops throughout the area.

Clarence was a friendly, talkative individual who enjoyed making new friends in people he came across.  Above all of the gifts God had given him in this earthly life, none were of more importance than his family.  He was so proud of each and every one of his children and grandchildren for all that they were, and all that they had become in their lives.

Survivors include his wife: Mary; his children: Debra (Jim) Hooyman, Kevin Biese, Joan (George) Sweere, Kieth (Rose) Biese, Mike (Penny) Biese, Robert (Lori) Biese, Connie (Brian) Moehn, Al Biese, Brian (Vicky) Biese, Daniel (Carla) Biese, Kim (Lance) Lisowe; 23 grandchildren: Nichole, Rickey, Tom, Crystal, Andrew, Maria, Emily, Abigail, Heidi, Samantha, Chris, Amber, Allison, Anthony, Ashley, Tyler, Aaron, Cheyenne, Austin, Ethan, Owen, Autumn & Ryan; 11 great grandchildren with another on their way; his siblings: Ken (Betty) Biese, Floyd (Bernice) Biese, Caroline (Clarence) Schneider, Betty Hennings; and his in-laws: Ruth Biese, Rogene Biese & Donald (Katie) Wagner.  

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; his grandchildren: Adam & Austin Biese; his siblings: Eleanor (Robert) Gebhart, Dolores (Gib) Veit, Richard, Martin, Roman and infant siblings, Robert & Bernice Biese; and his brother-in-law: Donald Hennings.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton.  Burial will follow in the St. Martin Catholic Cemetery in Charlestown.  Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 23, 2017 and on Monday at the funeral home from 9:30 am until 10:30 am.  Knights of Columbus Prayer Service will take place Sunday afternoon at the close of the visitation.  
Mary and I were grade school classmates. I send to her and the whole family my most sincere condolences.

Paul Wilberscheid (Friend) - July 30, 2017

Making breakfast in the morning and spending time with grandpa and grandpa.....and that my son got to see him also.

Samantha biese (Grandpa) - July 24, 2017

Dear Biese Family:
Your are in my thoughts and prayers. Your father was a sweet person. My parents knew your mom and dad.
I know many of you.
May the memories you have give you happiness and peace.

Jamie Rozman (friend of kids) - July 24, 2017

Debbie Our deepest sympathy, goes out to you and your family in the loss of your dad

Bev & Mike Grenzer (Friends) - July 23, 2017

Clarence loved his family, cows and farm. Since he observed the cows so diligently, he was rarely surprised when I announced the palpation results. We kidded that he just used the cow exams as a pretense to hassle me (another skill of his). Over the years, it was a pleasure to watch how he parented, as well. Working with most of the kids at one time or another, I got to know and appreciate them as they grew into productive, creative, loving adults. Thanks, Clarence!

Tom Myers, DVM (Veterinarian ) - July 23, 2017

My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Biese family. I had many good conversations about the Packers and Life with Clarence while delivering fuel!

Dan.S (Family Friend) - July 23, 2017

Mary and and Family, So sorry to hear of Clarences sudden death.Glad we were able to visit with him yet at the reunion.Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this difficult time.Thinking of you and your Family.I will call you sometime soon Love Cousin Bob.
With deepest sympathy From Bob Grace and Family

Bob Wagner (Marys Cousin) - July 22, 2017

Clarence never failed to stop and chat when he was working the fields picking stones, planting, harvesting or just checking out crop conditions. He always had a positive outlook on life and shared the love he had for his family. That love and support is demonstrated by all of his children and grandchildren, his legacy. We will miss him.

Tony & Teresa (Neighbors) - July 21, 2017

Mike, Penny, and family, sending my deepest sympathy for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Judy Woelfel (New Holstein) - July 21, 2017

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