Chris “Bucky” R. Wieland

Chris R Wieland

January 14, 2023 the world forever became a darker place.  A bright light known as Christopher Raymond Wieland, aka “Bucky”, was extinguished far, far too soon.  After five years of trying, finally a precious son was born on June 25, 1969 to Raymond and Jean Wieland.

Chris was a very much wanted baby and was truly the apple of his parent’s eyes; as a child, our dad, lovingly nicknamed him Feefer.  Our dad was always so proud of Feefer and their father/son connection was genuine and pure.  Chris inherited all of our dad’s amazing traits including: kindness, compassion, friendship, giving, helping, great sense of humor, heart of gold and just a gentle, gentle soul.  When Chris was 16 years of age, he got his driver’s license and began his first job at the Piggly Wiggly in Sauk City.  Chris was a 1987 graduate of Sauk Prairie High School.  Chris eventually started working at Weaver Auto Parts, which made sense because of the love of cars that he had.  Chris’s love of cars, is another trait inherited from our dad, in fact, he still has his 1976 yellow and black Oldsmobile 442 that he purchased when he was in his 20’s.  Chris was at his best when he was working side by side with our dad on a vehicle, any vehicle.  Chris was always a lover of cats.  His first kitten he ever had was a tiger striped girl, that he so cleverly named Tiger.  Chris always treated his kitties like children.  Another love of our brother was The Green Bay Packers.  Truly the man could not get enough of the Green Bay Packers.  In 2011 when the Green Bay Packers offered stock for sale, of course he bought some and had two plaques that proved he was a shareholder.  The rock group ACDC is synonymous with the name Bucky.  To know Bucky, you had to know ACDC and if you didn’t know ACDC, Bucky was sure to introduce you to ACDC.  Chris was also a huge Star Trek and a Star Wars fan.  Bucky had an army of friends and the love amongst them was strong and long lived.  Bucky loved to be the life of the party and was so loved by his friends and he loved them just the same.  Chris was an amazingly personable man and could befriend most every person he encountered.  He had an outgoing personality, yet, he had a quiet, tender and shy side to him.

The loss of our beloved 53 year old brother is felt by many, many hearts and the loss will be felt forever.  Chris was a precious, one of a kind, rare gem that shined so bright.  To be in his presence, you knew you were in the presence of a special and genuine soul.  Rest easy Chris and know that you left behind so many broken hearts and you were loved, you were so loved!

Chris was preceded in death by all of his grandparents, many uncles and aunts, several cousins and brother-in-law Bryan.

Chris is survived by his parents: Raymond and Jean Wieland; three sisters: Heidi Wieland-Brice, Kathleen (Kelly) Knowles; Melissa (John) Wieland-Bruyere; three nephews: Jacob, Dylan, Daniel; four nieces: Kaitlyn (Chris), Grace (Jacob), Sarah, Christina; great nephew: Mathew; a future great niece or nephew; his two beloved cats: Chewy and Moose; and he left behind a long, long list of amazing friends that thought so highly of him.

A memorial service for Bucky will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023 at Hooverson Funeral Home, 251 Water St., Sauk City.  A visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until the time of service.  In honor of Chris, his family requests that attendees wear your favorite Packer’s attire.

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