Bernhard Peter Wiebe

July 13, 1953 - September 12, 2023


Obituary For Bernhard Peter Wiebe

Bernhard ‘Bernie’ Peter Wiebe, 70, of Madison, Wisconsin died on September 12, 2023 in his home, surrounded by his wife and daughters.

He was born in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan, Canada on July 13, 1953 to Henry Wiebe and Agatha Warkentin Wiebe. He grew up on a farm near Superb and was one of nine siblings. They had a lot of family nearby, and his siblings, cousins, and dear friends affectionately called him Buck.

He graduated from Rosthern Junior College in Rosthern, Saskatchewan in 1971 and studied medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating in 1978. He became a family physician and hospice medical director. His career took him to communities in Saskatchewan, Labrador, and Indiana. His vocation gave him much satisfaction and purpose, and he was beloved by his colleagues and patients.

Bernie met the love of his life, Marie Regier, in 1969. The two were married on June 2, 1973 and had three daughters. Despite having a busy career, he was a very devoted and playful dad. One of his favorite roles in life became that of a grandfather, or Opa. He treasured his time with grandchildren and loved getting to know each of them as individuals.

Bernie was a man of many hobbies and interests. Music was a big part of his life, playing guitar and always singing. He had a love of the natural world, gardening, being outside among the trees and birds and by the water. He loved reading, playing with words, and poetry writing in recent years.

Bernie will be remembered for his empathetic and kind-hearted nature; his love of play, silliness, and laughter; his love of telling long stories; his social energy and joy found in conversations with almost anybody; his devotion and love to his family and dear friends.

Bernie was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Agatha Wiebe, parents-in-law Arthur and Charlotte Regier, brother Rudy Wiebe, brothers-in-law Don Ferguson and Jim Milligan, nephews Shawn Ferguson, Brendan Unger, and Jonathan Pedersen.

He is survived by his wife Marie; daughters Heidi (Wilson) Sosa Padilla, Sara (Chuck Wright) Wiebe, and Erica (Jacob) Boehr; grandchildren Ethan and Nicolas Sosa Padilla, Charlotte and Hazel Boehr; siblings Marg (Gerald) Neufeld, Linda Unger, Marie Ferguson, Alf (Sharon) Wiebe, Eileen Klaassen, Erika Wiebe, Trudy Wiebe (Dennis Harrigan), and Dave Wiebe; siblings-in-law Doris (Dave) Pedersen and Rob (Janet) Regier; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.

A memorial service will take place on Monday, September 18, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Madison Mennonite Church, 1501 Gilbert Rd, Madison WI 53711. A private burial will take place earlier in the day.

To view the livestream of Bernie's memorial service at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 18, please use the following link: Passcode: 1501

We’d like to give our gratitude to all of the physicians and staff at UW Health and Agrace Hospice whose compassionate care will not be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Mennonite Central Committee or The Farley Center of Verona, WI.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Verona Chapel

220 Enterprise Drive



18 Sep

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  • November 27, 2023

    We were so sorry to hear of Dr Wiebe's death. He and his hospice staff cared for my mother-in-law and brother-in-law through their deaths. He was also my parents' and my husband's doctor. He was loved by all who knew him.

  • October 13, 2023

    Marie, Erica, Sara, and Heidi, we are sorry to hear of the passing of Bernie. We have many fond memories of your family in Rosetown, Sask. Gloria & Murray May

  • September 20, 2023

    Marie, so sorry to hear of Bernie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My memories of RJC always include everyone's friend, Buck.

  • September 18, 2023

    Marie, Heidi, Sara, Erica and families, Our sympathy in your loss. May you find comfort in loving memories, strength in the support of those who care, and hope in each new day. Thinking of you, Laverne and Sharon Friesen

  • September 18, 2023

    So sorry to hear of Bernie's passing. So enjoyed working with him at Melfort union hospital. What a wonderful compassionate, excellent physician he was. My condolences to you Marie and your girls. We remember getting together for wonderful meals and get togethers with your family. You will be forever remembered in our hearts. My you have many loving arms surround you during this time. Prayers for you and your family Deanna Barlow

  • September 18, 2023

    Marie, Erica, Sara, and Heidi, our hearts are with you today as you spend the day honoring Bernie. Such a beautiful spirit. Carol and David Butler

  • September 18, 2023

    We were so lucky to have crossed paths with your family here in Labrador. Those years were so precious as were getting to know and share in MMC ventures with you, Marie, and your family. Special memories include the building of the log chicken coup, family Bible studies, advice, and care for our milk-intolerant baby. You were incredible friends and enriched our lives. Now that Bernie is gone, there will be a large part of your family missing until you meet with him again in beautiful heaven. Loving thoughts and prayers for all .

  • September 18, 2023

    Dear Marie and family, Please accept my very sincere sympathy. Dr. Wiebe was one in a million! I have so many wonderful memories of working with him at Wells Community, surgery Christmas parties, just visiting in passing! Please know that you will remain in my prayers. Much love, Teresa Ley

  • September 17, 2023

    Hi Marie. We are so very sorry on the loss of your soul mate and partner. Bernie was an amazing cousin and we always enjoyed talking with him. May God give you and the girls comfort. Bruno & Pam Klassen

  • September 17, 2023

    Marie and family, I'm so sad to hear about Bernie's passing. Great memories of your time in Rosetown - most especially that Bernie delivered my two babies. I valued his sense of humour, the kind, caring ways he treated everyone and his joy of life. Your friendship to us was appreciated. Holding you close in my heart and thoughts- sending prayers as you adjust to life without Bernie's special presence in it. God bless you. Brenda Peters

  • September 16, 2023

    Deepest condolences on the passing of Dr Wiebe. He was a very long care hospice dr I got to knew him when my friend was in hospice care yrs ago. He was so compassion to with friend and her daughter that was talking care of her mom. May Gos be with you at this time of loss.

  • September 16, 2023

    Marie I am thinking of your family as you mourn the loss of an amazing man. When I speak of my work at hospice I will always remember and reference the amazing Dr. Wiebe. He was truly one of a kind with his words and amazing bedside manner. I pray in the days ahead you find comfort in your memories of him. Michelle Hipskind

  • September 15, 2023

    So sorry for your loss. He will truly be missed by so many former co workers and friends. Prayers to you.

  • September 15, 2023

    I don't know where to even begin or the words to describe how privileged I was to work along Dr Wiebe and Marie at hospice what seems like forever ago. Always so kind and compassionate. I learned so much and he truly shaped the nurse I am today. My prayers with you all.

  • September 15, 2023

    To Marie, Heidi, Sara, Erica and your families, deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear husband/father/opa. We feel so fortunate that we were able to reconnect in person with Bernie (and you Marie) several times over the past decade. Bernie never changed, always humble and always more interested in hearing the stories of others than telling his own. You will be greatly missed, dear friend "Buck" .... Dan & Sharon Bergen

  • September 15, 2023

    Marie and family - You are in my prayers! Dr. Wiebe was a wonderful kind man who afforded all who knew him kindness and grace. 🙏🙏 Maribeth Smitley

  • September 15, 2023

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Marcelline and Richard Hoy

  • September 15, 2023

    we were soulmates from grades 1-10, which not everyone gets to experience. I was and remain grateful for that.

  • September 15, 2023

    It was certainly a privilege to work with Dr. Wiebe, so many years ago in hospice. His kindness to the patients and staff will always be remembered and appreciated. May God Bless his family as they grieve, and celebrate a life well lived. ( I. Klansek RN.)

  • September 15, 2023

    It was such a privilege to know Bernie and to work with him during my time in Melfort. I remember so well his gentle spirit and his sense of humor. He was instrumental in fashioning a banjo and composing some hilarious lyrics to the tune of O Susanna, he's going to Alabama with a banjo on his knee, when we moved to Alabama years ago. The banjo still sits on our porch and it brings a smile to my face every time I see it as do the many memories I have of Bernie. We will be praying for you Marie and we trust that God's grace will see you through these difficult days. Ken and Terry Crowe

  • September 14, 2023

    Our condolences to his family. Bernie was a partner of ours in the Associate Medical Clinic for many years . An accomplished physician, community minded and loved by all! We will all miss him. Lionel& Mary Lavoie- Melfort/Sask./ Canada . MD partner

  • September 14, 2023

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