Source: News-Journal, Thursday, September 17, 1942

Robert Wiener (1878-1942)


Robert Wiener died Monday evening at 9:30 at the St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne where he had been the past three weeks. He had undergone an operation, but heart ailment was a  contributory cause of death. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the home of his sister-in-law, Fanny Oppenheim. Rabbi Doppelt of Fort Wayne, assisted by the Rev. H.R. Ogle, conducted the service and burial was in the Wabash Jewish cemetery.

Mr. Wiener was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sol Wiener and was born in North Manchester in 1878, being 64 years old at death. His father operated a store in North Manchester for several years and then moved to South Whitley. After his death, Robert, and his brother Abe, continued the South Whitley business. Later Robert came to North Manchester where he was associated for many years with the Oppenheim store. He married Miss Etta Oppenheim who died two years ago. Surviving are two brothers, Charles of Detroit and Abe of Los Angeles, California. He was a member of the South Whitley Masonic lodge, and the funeral Wednesday was in charge of the Masons from South Whitley.