Lolita Wienberg

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Lolita Wienberg, 97, of Concordia, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at Good Shepherd Care Community in Concordia.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Concordia with the Rev. Jacob Mueller officiating. Burial followed in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery at Emma. Visitation was from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Care Community or Preferred Hospice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

Born Feb. 1, 1921, in Lafayette County, in the Flora area near Alma, she was the daughter of the late George Schlesselman and Flora Scharnhorst Schlesselman. She was baptized on Feb. 20, 1921, by the Rev. August Wehmeier, pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, and on April 14, 1935, she renewed her baptismal vows when she was confirmed at the church.

On Jan. 14, 1945, she married Vernon Wienberg at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Concordia, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 2004. They lived on a farm near Emma and were members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church until moving to Concordia in 2000, when they transferred membership to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Lolita was a homemaker in addition to helping her husband with farming. She later worked at the Emma Creamery and Mid America Dairymen, Inc. in the lab department.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Spry and husband Dave of Loveland, Colo.; a son, Jerry Wienberg and wife Katherine of Lee’s Summit; two grandchildren, Paul Manges (Krystal) and Melissa Franklin; three great-grandchildren, Megan Franklin, Amanda Franklin, and Gabriella Manges; as well as nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Bargfrede and Minerva Larimore.

Lolita’s confirmation verse was Psalm 37:5, “Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass.”