Fr. William F. Wiebler

Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Davenport IA

Accusations of abuse reported to church in the 1970s-1980s. Retired 1991. Several suits. Some claims in Davenport’s 2004 settlement. One mediated to $180K settlement. Ordered by bishop to Vianney Renewal center in 2002; left 2004, refused to return. Laicized 5/06. Suit by 12 more plaintiffs filed 5/06. Included on the Davenport diocese’s list of credibly accused in 7/08, which notes allegations of abuse of 29 boys. Also worked in Jackson MS diocese. Died 9/06. On Jackson diocese’s list 3/19/19.

Return to main database page. See abbreviations and posting policy. Send corrections.

Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.