Martin David Wied, 88 passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Bellin Hospital. He was born May 10, 1934, in Deer Creek, Outagamie County, to the late David and Gladys (Young) Wied.
Martin graduated from Central Catholic High School Green Bay Class of 1952. On August 6, 1955, he married Rosemarie Kitzman, together they enjoyed 61 years of marriage. She preceded him in death on April 25, 2016. Martin was a devote Catholic and enjoyed participating in many activities within the church. Martin’s love of music started at an early age playing the trumpet and the harmonica. Martin was also a Sargent FSC in the Wisconsin National Guard 426th Infantry Division – Ft. McCoy (1951-1960).
Martin started his career at Northwest Engineering and then as a Milkman for Borreman’s Dairy (Morning Glory). He began his professional over-the-road driving career with Ace Baking and then Gold Bond Transport where he achieved over 2 million accident-free miles. After retiring he worked part-time for Titletown Oil Company.
Martin took great pride in his woodworking and made each of his 21 great-grandchildren a toybox. Throughout the years he enjoyed remodeling and flipping homes (when flipping wasn’t a thing) and hobby farming with his children. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons especially trout fishing. Many memories were made with his family up north as they built and rebuilt the family cottages. The last few years he enjoyed going to Sebring, Florida spending time with his brother Wally and sister-in-law Mary and special friend Marilyn Cimonetti. Marty was an avid Packers and Brewers fan and tried to catch as many games as he could.
He is survived by his daughter, Patti (Donny) Eisenreich, Seymour and their children, Sherri (Joe) Urcavich, Germantown, TN, Craig (Robin) Eisenreich, Arvada, CO., and Adam (Haley) Eisenreich, Kaukauna. His son, Steve (Marie) Wied, Green Bay, and their children, Gina (Tim) O’Connell, De Pere and Brad Wied, Navarino. His son Gary (Karolyn) Wied, Oneida, and their children, Jennifer (Michael “MJ”) Hintz, De Pere, and Kari (Tyler) Cornelissen, Wrightstown. His daughter Barb (Joe) Braun, Green Bay, and their children, Jackie (Adam) Hill, Seymour and Katie (Brigham) Bramschreiber, Green Bay. He is also survived by 21 great-grandchildren: Alex, Trey and Henry Urcavich, Cole, Davis, and Emelia Eisenreich, Molly and Melody Eisenreich, Declan and Kalina O’Connell, Quaid, Gracin (special friend Grant Lemorande), Irelyn and Sawyer Hintz, Lawton, Tucker and Brady Cornelissen, Jaelyn and Easton Hill, Blake and Bryce Bramschreiber, and great-great grandchild baby Lemorande due in a few weeks. He is further survived by his brother, Wally (Mary) Wied; sisters-in-law, Norma, Sue Wied, and Alice (Randy) Behnke; brother-in-law, Roger (Lois) Kitzman.
Martin was preceded in death by his parents-in-law Henry and Margaret Kitzman; brothers, John and Norman Wied; his sister and brother-in-law, Margaret (Delbert) Rentmeester; brother-in-law, Henry “Hank” Kitzman, sister-in-law, Angie Kitzman, and special niece Shelly (Kitzman) Johnson.
Friends may call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 915 Ivory Street, Seymour, on Saturday, August 20th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Sengole Dass O. Praem officiating. Burial will be in St. Sebastian Catholic Cemetery in Isaar. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prokowall.com.
In lieu of flowers it would be Martin’s wish for you to consider making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association- http://act.alz.org/goto/WiedFamily2.
Martin’s family extends a special word of thanks to Emerald Bay Retirement Community for treating Marty like family and treating his family like family too. Also, the family extends their thanks to the caring staffs of Unity Hospice, Heartland Hospice, and Proko-Wall Funeral Home.