Anthony Carl “Tony” Wiege, 49, of Carlsbad, California passed away unexpectedly on December 9, 2020.
Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Friday, June 25, 2021 at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Those wishing to attend his service should meet at the McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf, Iowa by 11:00 A.M. Friday.
Tony was born in 1971 in Davenport, Iowa to parents Robert Dale Wiege and Martie Eva McCurdy Gimm. Tony graduated from Bettendorf High School in 1988, followed by active-duty military service in the United States Navy from 1989 to 1994 and Naval Reserves from 1994 to 1997, both with honorable discharges. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, the National Reserves Service Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal during his service in the US Navy.
Tony married Kimberly Thorner in 1994 and together they had two beautiful girls, Julia “Riley” Thorner and Kimberly “Evan” Thorner, all of Carlsbad, California.
Anthony was a lifelong electrician, graduating at the top of his class and receiving congressional honors for his top of class scholastic achievement in the Associated Builders and Contractors Electrical Apprenticeship Program. Tony was also an avid volunteer at his daughters’ elementary school, serving in many PTA functions, physical education, and arts and science volunteer positions at their school. There was never a game of lunchtime dodgeball that he passed up with the kids at school. Tony’s two daughters were always forefront in his heart and mind. He could always be found volunteering and helping out at all of their extracurricular sports activities. Tony was also an avid musician and loved to travel with his family. He loved to wrestle in the pool with his favorite brother-in-law, Scott Thorner of Ohio.
He is survived by his wife Kimberly Thorner of Carlsbad; his daughters, Riley and Evan Thorner of Carlsbad; his father & stepmother, R. Dale (Lynn) Wiege of Naples, Florida; his sister Karen Wiege (Craig) Baldwin of Illinois, his brother, Chris Wiege of Minneapolis, Minnesota and his stepdad, Patrick Gimm of Davenport, Iowa. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews including his nephew, Luke Wiege, his nieces, Emily and Gracie Baldwin, and his nephews, Jameson and Murphy Maynes, the latter of which he was the Godfather for. In addition, Tony is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins across the United States.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Martie McCurdy Gimm.