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11.30.18 Issue

Anna Ellen Wiesman passed away on Nov. 20 at age 84. Services were held Nov. 22 at Golden Hill Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by parents Margaret and Isador Robinson of Des Moines, and siblings Dr. Beverly Robinson, Mary Robinson, and Samuel Robinson.

She is survived by husband Benjamin Wiesman, sons and daughters-in-law, Mark Wiesman and Brenda Everson, David Wiesman and Cynthia Epstein,
Stephen Wiesman and Susan Golden, and William Wiesman and Marilyn Laves; grandchildren: Aaron, Alex, Andrew, Rachel, Harison, Mathew and Ilan Wiesman; sister Sally Schechter.

Anna graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa and worked as a speech therapist. Among other charitable work, she was active in Beth El Sisterhood and was President of the Central Regional States Women’s League
for Conservative Judaism. Later she was President of the Omaha Volunteer Braille Services for many years where she transcribed books into braille and taught others to do the same.

Memorials may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, KVNO, American Foundation for The Blind, Omaha Public Library, Jewish Federation of Omaha, Beth El and Beth Israel Synagogues, and the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home.