Karen (Nicksic) Wieland

April 26, 1948 ~ May 2, 2022 (age 74)


Karen Wieland (nee Nicksic) April 26, 1948-May 2, 2022

Karen A. Wieland, age 74, of Highland IN passed away May 2, 2022

Preceeded in death by the love of her life of over 50 years; Charles O. Wieland, infant son; Jeffrey Brian, parents; John and Katherine Nicksic, brother; Johnny Nicksic, grandson; Adrian Jimenez and nephew Adam Nicksic.

She is survived by her 4 children; Joy (Mike) Rossi, Dawn Wieland Vann, Charles G. Wieland & Michelle Jimenez, her 9 grandchildren;  Victoria, Michael and Alyssa Rossi, Brayden and Brooke Vann,  Jake (Sabrina) Wieland, Sebastian Wieland, Joshua and Christina Joseph and 2 great grandchildren; Emmett and Elliott Wieland, & siblings, Geraldine(Gary)Moore, Dennis(Marlene) Nicksic, many  nieces, nephews & lots of cousins. She loved them all!

Karen was raised in Highland, graduated from Highland High School, Class of 1966 and raised her family in the Meadows. Karen was an avid bowler at Plaza Lanes with her highest game of 290. She loved spending time with her family and a she was a great friend to anyone who knew her. Karen was a great cook, loved gardening and traveling around the United States with her family. Karen loved dressing in leopard print, we would love everyone to honor her by wearing leopard print to the wake. 

Visitation will be Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Rd (one block south of Ridge Rd) Highland, IN, 46322 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be Monday, May 9, 2022 at 10:00 am at St. Maria Goretti with Rev. Charles Niblick officiating. 

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May 8, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

Funeral Mass
May 9, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Maria Goretti
500 Northgate Drive
Dyer, IN 46311

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