Ralph Wieland

By March 24, 2015 Obituaries

20150324_114919-1Mr. Ralph “Dutch” Wieland of Summerville, SC, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the age of 81. Dutch was born on March 6, 1934 in Mt. Vernon, NY to Ralph and Dorothy Wieland. He entered into the U.S. Navy in 1950. He spent most of his 32 year career on Submarines. Dutch was in Food Management with a passion for the Culinary Arts. His Food Management Team was instrumental in getting the Johnson & Wales College in Charleston, S.C. Dutch continued to teach Food Management for 12 years after his retirement. Dutch retired from the U.S. Navy in 1983 as Command Master Chief. Dutch is survived by his wife Betty Jean Wieland; daughters Mickey Januszkiewicz, Lynnette Bible and Christine Wieland; stepdaughter Wanda Turner and stepson Dale Turner; 10 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, Skipper Wieland; and stepdaughter, Vickie Bryant. A memorial service is scheduled for 4:00 pm on March 28, 2015 at the Metro North Church 109 Central Ave., Goose Creek, S.C. In lieu of Flowers, donations may be offered to the Alzheimer’s Association.


  • Nick Nichols says:

    To Betty and the Wieland Family,

    On behalf of the Charleston Base SUBVETS and Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII, I offer you our sincere condolences on Dutch’s passing. We grieve with you on the loss of your loved one and all SUBVETS and their families have your family in our thoughts and prayers. There is no expiration date on the back of our dolphins and Dutch will always be remembered as a “Brother of the Phin” and a great Patriot.

    MSCM(SS) Ralph ‘Dutch’ Wieland
    US Navy Submarine Veteran Retired
    Now on Eternal Patrol
    Sailor Rest Your Oar
    Your Shipmates Have The Watch

    Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate

    Charleston Base Submarine Veterans
    Nick Nichols, Base Chaplain


    I am so sorry to hear about Dutch’s passing. I know how much you loved him and how much he loved you. Please know that I am praying for you and the family as you go through this. I want to apologize for not being able to come to the memorial. I will be out of town and am unable to change things. I will see you shortly after my return I hope.
    Melody with Lady’s night out league.