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Dr. Clyde Lee Wieland

Jerseyville | Saturday, October 17 2015

Dr. Clyde Lee Wieland,85,  died at 4:40 p.m., Saturday October 17,  2015 at his home, was born January 25, 1930 to Bessie and Dan Wieland in Dow, Illinois.  He graduated from Jerseyville High School.  He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and in 1955.  He married the love of his life, Virginia (Ginny) Robertson, on September  5, 1954. They recently celebrated 61 years of marriage.

He served our Country as a captain in the Medical Core at Fort Sill Oklahoma for two years.  He began his practice in 1959 in Jerseyville and retired in December 2003.  He was a Charter Diplomat of the American Academy of Family Practice in 1970.  This “Specialty Designation” was one of the few programs that required recertification every 6 years and Clyde passed his recertification boards each time he took them in 1976, 82,88, and 94.  In 2009 he was named the “Medical Honoree of the Year” by the Jersey Community Hospital.  The Hospital also named the street where the Clinic Clyde built as Wieland Drive.  His greatest memory of his practice was that he delivered over 2,100 babies. 

Clyde and his family attended the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville for over 60 years.  He was a member of the Rotary Club, Westlake Country Club, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Grafton Full Moon Masonic Lodge 341, Lockhaven Country Club, American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Association, Paul Harris Fellow, and a golden life member of the University of Illinois.  He and his wife loved to support ministries that cared for the least of us, such as Smile Train, Salvation Army, and Doctors without Borders. 

But his success in the medical profession and the community pales in comparison to the influence he had on those closest to him.  For 61 years there was never a Ginny without Clyde or a Clyde without Ginny.  They lived life to the fullest living out God’s command to His people.  “Do what is right, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.”  Clyde lived a life that showed not only his children but his grandchildren what it means to love your wife, to appreciate the beauty of God’s creation, and what it means to be a responsible male adult.  Four of his grandsons (Mike and Chris Long, Nathan and Nick Wittman) have incredible gratitude for the influence their Grandfather had in their lives.  Clyde and Ginny loved to travel and visited all seven continents, but his favorite destination was always the Grand Canyon. 

Clyde knows that he is in heaven today only because of what his Savior Jesus Christ did on the Cross some 2,000 years ago.  His entire family weeps his passing, but not like those that have no hope, as we believe that his last breath on earth ushered him into God’s Glory for ever and ever.

He is survived and lovely remembered by his wife Ginny, sons Richard and (Margaret) Wieland, John and (Julie) Wieland, daughters Felicia and (Tracy Bradshaw) and Melanie Wieland, nine grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and Kenneth.

Visitation from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville with the funeral at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville with the Reverend Don Stribling. Burial at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. 

Memorials in honor of Clyde can be directed to Doctors without Borders, Jersey Community Hospital Foundation, or First Presbyterian Church.

Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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