Urban Wieberg



Urban Anthony “Bill” Wieberg, 86, of Argyle, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, peacefully at home surrounded by his family.

He was born on March 11, 1937, at Argyle, a son of Fritz Joseph and Catherine Cecilia (Brunnert) Wieberg.

He was united marriage to Frances Ann Falter, April 29, 1961, in Argyle, and to this union, six children were born.

Urban entered active federal service April 30, 1957, in St. Louis, in the U.S. Army and served until April 29, 1960, when he was honorably discharged at Fort Hood, Texas, at the rank of Sergeant E5. After his basic training, Urban took his advanced individual training at the U.S. Army Southeastern Signal School as a Lineman and Powerman, and at the time of his discharge, he had advanced to the position of Line Construction Foreman. He was awarded and entitled to wear the Good Conduct Medal and the Expert (Carbine) Badge as well as having received other honors during his service as well. A man of excellent character, Urban’s “Honorable Discharge” is a testimonial selfless and dedicated service to his country.

He was a member of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 2047, both in Argyle. During his working life, Urban had been employed by Quacker Window Products; was a County Commissioner for Maries County for four years; worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for three years and taught Building Trades at Maries R-1 School. He was a great mechanic who was always willing to help in any way. Urban was a lifelong farmer, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working the land.

He was well remembered for playing the lead guitar in the “Country Boys Band” as well as playing music and spending time with his family. Urban will be remembered for his love and support of his family and friends. He will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by father, Fritz, Nov. 13, 1984; mother, Catherine, Jan. 7, 1965; granddaughter, Rachel Ann Juergens, Dec. 3, 2002; brothers, Mathias Wieberg at the age of 4 years Feb. 19, 1939, James Wieberg March 30, 2000, Ildephonse Wieberg on July 1, 2002, Albert Joseph Wieberg June 27, 2003, John Wieberg Jan. 11, 2006, and Edmund Wieberg July 19, 2018; sisters, Ermina Dickens July 14, 1988, Rita Payne Sept. 25, 2006, Veronica McCormick Aug. 17, 2015, and Helen Copeland April 13, 2020.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Wieberg include devoted wife of 62 years, Frances Wieberg of the home near Argyle; children, Ivan Anthony Wieberg and wife Ann of St. Elizabeth, Kathleen Marie Gladden and husband Ed of Meta, Leroy Henry Wieberg and wife Lisa of Argyle, Laura Ann Haslag and husband Paul of Green Ridge, Dale Fred Wieberg and wife Peggy of Argyle, and Yvonne Mary Weed of Loose Creek; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two more expected; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Wieberg were held Monday, May 15, in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Argyle, with Rev. Basil Tigga and Rev. James Finder as concelebrants and Deacon Michael Brooks assisting.

Interment with military honors was in the St. Aloysius Cemetery, Argyle

Memorials in memory of Mr. Urban A. Wieberg are suggested per the wishes of the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Vienna.