- Created on Saturday, 04 February 2012 12:40
- Written by Veronica Jones
Nikolaus Wiener Sr., 73, of Yardville passed away Sunday at home. Mr. Wiener was born in Romania, raised in Austria and immigrated to the United States in 1952. He retired as a foreman at Dinger Brothers Iron Works after 44 years. He was a parishioner of St. Raphael-Holy Angels Parish. Nick became interested in his favorite sport - soccer - at age 6, and that sport has shaped his life.
He formerly played soccer at the Liederkranz and German American teams and had been a coach at G.A.K. for over 40 years. He had coached the youth, juniors' and men's leagues. The G.A.K. teams he coached have won NJ championship cups and state cups many times. He was inducted into the Mercer County Soccer Hall of Fame and the New Jersey State Soccer Hall of Fame. A member of the Arbieter Club, he served on the committee of the Mercer County Junior Soccer League and the NJ German Heritage Festival Committee.
A member and past president of the German American Society, Nick served as president during the planning and construction of the present club in Uncle Pete's Road in Yardville. He was the only member ever bestowed the title of honorary president at the German American Club, and May 16, is Nick Wiener Day. The soccer field at the German American Club is named "Nick Wiener Sr. Field" in his honor. He was the son of the late Barbara and Franz Wiener and brother of the late Jakob and Franz Wiener.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Anna Marie Wenzler Wiener; two sons and daughters-in-law, Nikolaus Wiener Jr. and Susan of Yardville, John and Cortlee Wiener of Burlington; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and William DiCicco of Eagle Rock, CA, Ann Marie and Jason Moulds of Hamilton; six grandchildren, Stephanie, Erik and Ava Wiener and Jake, Julian and Jameson Moulds. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Raphael Church, 3500 S. Broad St., Hamilton. Interment will follow in Princeton Memorial Park in Robbinsville.
Relatives and friends may call Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Knott's Colonial Funeral Home, 2946 S. Broad St., Hamilton. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 3076 Princeton Pike, Lawrence NJ 08648.