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Obituary for Charles Frank Wieland

Charles Frank Wieland, 76, passed away March 9, 2023, in Hays, KS. He was born to Frank Wieland and Fern (Toombs) Wieland on November 19, 1946, in Colby, KS. Charles was the second of three children. He attended school in Oakley, graduating with the Class of 1965.

Charlie loved life and had life-long friends. He had many interests including his Cessna 140, Harley motorcycle, classic cars as well as fishing and hunting. He was a life-long farmer and took great pride in his farming practices.

Charles married Jill Haverkamp on February 11, 1967, in Oakley and had one son, Chandler Charles Wieland. On December 27, 1981, he married Jane Ostmeyer in Oakley.

He leaves behind his wife Jane Wieland; son Chandler (Lisa) Wieland, Great Bend, KS; twin granddaughters, Ashley and Cocherell Wieland, Overland Park, KS; his sister Judie Wieland McCoy, Lubbock, TX; brother David (Regi) Wieland, Oakley, KS; as well as a host of relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, grandparents and beloved yellow labs, Cody and Max.

Charlie was a slow talker, deep thinker and could be stubborn. He showed a gruff exterior but was over-the-top generous. He loved hosting hunting expeditions from his yellow school bus. It soon became an annual event, welcoming strangers from across the country, who would become life-long friends and would continue to call him in later years. The hunters would return every year bringing additional friends and even their own children.

He loved his pickup, using the cab as his office. His dash and seat were always covered with piles of paper, with mail and receipts dangling from the visor. What would look like chaos to others made complete sense to Charlie as he could put his hand on any given paper.

He enjoyed traveling throughout the county, checking his fields and visiting with friends. He was bigger than life in more ways than one and truly loved his friends. He enjoyed being the designated ‘guard dog’, keeping watch over the neighborhood.

And, yes, he was vain about his hair!

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2023, at the Oakley United Methodist Church. His funeral will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2023, also at the Oakley United Methodist Church, with burial following in the Oakley City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Logan County Health Department, Logan County Physical Therapy Department or the Logan County Fire Department and sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 391, Colby, KS 67701. For information or condolences visit

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