Carol Ann Wieting, 71 - December 28, 2013Carol Ann Wieting, 71, of Gothenburg and formerly of Woonsocket, SD, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Services took place on Jan. 2, 2014, at St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Church in Woonsocket with the Rev. Don Grubb officiating. Burial was at the Eventide Cemetery at Woonsocket.
Wieting was born Dec. 16, 1942, to John and Pearl (La Fountian) Brien at Helena, MT. Her parents divorced and her mother married Roland Shoop. The family moved to Spearfish, SD, and then to Nevada Gulch when she was the age of about 6. The family then moved to Trojan where she attended school.
At the age of 16, she met and married David Schopen on Oct. 31, 1959. The couple moved to Texas, then back to South Dakota to Deadwood/Central City and Spearfish. In 1973, she and her husband divorced and she moved back to Deadwood.
While residing at Deadwood, she met Elroy Wieting and the couple were married on Feb. 15, 1975, living in Deadwood, Lead and on Strawberry Hill.
When the Homestake Gold Mine closed she and her husband moved to and bought the bar and grill in Alpena, SD.
Wieting and her husband were together for 31 years, and after he passed away, she moved to Woonsocket and then to Nebraska to live with her sister.
?She was a fun-loving person; she enjoyed life and playing Bingo, family members said. She loved her family with all her heart and never gave up hope that things would get better.
?Wieting was preceded in death by: her husband, Elroy; her parents, Roland, Pearl and John; two brothers—Joe and Larry.
Survivors include: her children—Teresa (Donnie) Jemming and Chad (Kerry) Wieting of Woonsocket, Steve Schopen of Sioux Falls, Kristine (Jason) Wieting of Shelly, ID, Teresa (Gary) Ehrisman of Pierre, John (Jodi) Schopen of Bennington and Troy Schopen of Morehead, ND; three sisters—Nancy Parmenter of Gothenburg, Ivy (Clarence) Avis and Cindy (Scott) Kelly of Rushville; two brothers—Bob Shoop of Gordon and Phil Shoop of Nebraska; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; numerous other family members.