May 3, 1925 – May 31, 2018
Born in Kokomo, IN
Resided in Lincoln, NE
Herman A. Wiebers
Herman A. Wiebers, 93, of Lincoln, passed away May 31, 2018, leaving a legacy of love and commitment to his family, dedication to his profession and service to his country as well as community. He was born May 3, 1925, in Kokomo, Indiana, to Herman A. Wiebers and Edith Zay Singer. Herm was a graduate of Kokomo High School and attended Indiana University a semester before serving his country in General George Patton’s Third Army in the European Theater of Operations during WWII. Later Herm completed a BS degree in Finance and earned an MBA in Investments, both at Indiana University. In 1948 he married his college sweetheart, the former Helen L. Atkinson, of Hammond, Indiana. From 1951 to 1957 he was an Investment Analyst for the Harris Trust & Savings Bank in downtown Chicago. Herm and Helen relocated their family to Lincoln, Nebraska, in June, 1957, with him taking a position as Assistant Treasurer of Woodmen Accident & Life Co., which directed his professional career to a slightly different course. After 33 years with Woodmen he retired in 1990, at that time serving the company as Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer and as a member of its Board of Directors.
Herm also served professionally on the Board of Directors of Commercial Mutual Surety Company, was a 2-year president of the Omaha-Lincoln Society of Financial Analysts (CFA Society of Nebraska) and contributed in various capacities to the American Council of Life Insurance.
His commitment to community included tenure on the boards of directors of the Bryan Hospital Foundation, the Tabitha Foundation and the Lincoln Medical Education Foundation. A member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church for over 50 years he served as president and member of their Foundation Board as well. Herm has been a committed member of the Lincoln Rotary Club #14, Masonic Lodge #54, also the Scottish Rite and Shrine. From 1954 to 1956 he was an elected member of the Park Forest (IL) Board of Trustees and served as Village Treasurer.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Helen, sons and daughters-in-law, Gus and Marcia (Lincoln), Dr. David and Andrea (Overland Park, KS), daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Tim Pickering (Hebron, NE), granddaughter and husband, Brianna (Pickering) and Kieffer Mumm (Omaha), grandsons, Justin and Lachlan Pickering (Hebron); nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughter, Edythe Ann Wiebers, sisters, Mary Ann Wiebers Southard, Nancy Holman Meiring and Helen Holman Stout.
Memorials may be directed to the Edythe Wiebers International Studies Program, c/o University of Nebraska Foundation, 1010 Lincoln Mall, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508, or Saint Paul United Methodist Church.
Memorial service, 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 9, at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 12th & ‘M’ Streets, Lincoln.
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