Jon Allen Wiese, 56, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on March 22, 2013, with his family by his side in Stillwater. A celebration of Jon’s life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Countryside Baptist Church, 2124 S Western Road, Stillwater.
Jon was born May 11, 1956, in Madison, S.D., to Harry and Maxine Wiese. He graduated from Chandler High School and continued on to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oklahoma State University. Following a 25-year career in the telecommunications and technology industry, Jon returned to Stillwater to fulfill his passion for teaching and mentoring students at OSU as a Riata Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice in the Spears School of Business.
Jon is survived by his wife of 31 years, Suzanne (Yokum) and his three children; daughter, Sara Hedgcoth and her husband Barry of Plano, Texas; his daughter Paige of Tulsa.; his son Michael of Tulsa; his three brothers, twin Jay Wiese of Tulsa; Paul Wiese of Livermore, Calif.; and Carl Wiese of Westlake, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to either the OSU Veterans Entrepreneurship Program with the Spears School of Business by making checks payable to OSU Foundation, designating VEP Program in Memory of Jon Wiese in memo field (mail to OSU Foundation, 400 S. Monroe, Stillwater, OK 74074); or to Judith Karman Hospice, P.O. Box 818, Stillwater, OK 74076.