Craig R. Wiechmann, age 18, of St. Rosa, died from injuries sustained in a farm accident on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at his home in St. Rosa. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 15 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa with Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. officiating and Rev. Arthur Hoppe, Rev. Andrew Beerman, Rev. Antonio Dittmer, and Rev. Gregory Mastey concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church in St. Rosa. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday evening at the church.
Craig Roger Wiechmann was born June 14, 1993 in Melrose, Minnesota to Michael and Brenda (Pung) Wiechmann. He was a senior at Melrose High School. He enjoyed helping on the family farm and had plans to take it over someday with his brother, Adam. Craig was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, and friend who will be greatly missed. His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, football, paintball, Facebook, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa.
Survivors include his parents, Michael and Brenda Wiechmann of St. Rosa; sisters and brothers, Stacy (significant other, Brian Lilienthal) Wiechmann of Eden Prairie, Adam (Jaclyn) Wiechmann of Freeport, Maggie (significant other, Chad Binsfeld) Wiechmann of Sauk Rapids. Jane (fiancé, Mike Konz) Wiechmann of St. Cloud, and Derek Wiechmann of Winona; nephew, Isaak Wiechmann of Freeport; grandfather, Alcuin Pung of St. Cloud; and many aunts; uncles; cousins; and friends.
Craig was preceded in death by his uncle, Richard Wiechmann; and grandparents, Bernadetta Pung and Frank and Eleanore Wiechmann.
Serving as casket bearers will be John Wiechmann, Mike Konz, Josh Pung, Nick Arnzen, Annie Herkenhoff, and Tyler Schmidt. Cross bearer will be Roger Stoermann and scripture bearer will be Isaac Herkenhoff. Honorary bearers will be the Melrose High School Football Team.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.