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Weis, Cletus (“Bud”) Matthew (1926 - 2021)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 5/8/2021 at 18:58:27

Name of deceased: Cletus ("Bud") Matthew Weis

Aged: 95 yrs, 2 mo, 27 days

Residence: Elm Crest Retirement Community, Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Born: Feb. 2, 1926; location not provided

Died: April 29, 2021; Elm Crest Retirement Community, Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, May 4, 2021; St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Earling, IA; burial; was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Earling, IA

Survived by: His children with Elaine: Ken (spouse, Judy) Weis of Omaha, NE, Donna (spouse, Joe) Adler of Omaha, NE, Jan (spouse, Steve) Davis of Council Bluffs, IA, Terry (spouse, Sharon) Weis of Treynor, IA, Gail (spouse, Lori) Weis of Omaha, NE, Mary Sue (spouse, Don) Assmann of Surprise, AZ, Craig (spouse, Michele) Weis of Earling, IA, Jerry (spouse, Theresa) Weis of Irwin, IA, Tammy (spouse, John) Link of Ansonia CT and Kris (spouse, Ted) Hennings of Council Bluffs, IA; 29 grandchildren; 43 great -grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and,

Willie's children and their spouses: Randy (spouse, Linette) Hadley of Urbandale, IA, Rick (spouse, April) Hadley of Houston, TX, Stuart (spouse, Allison) Hadley of Chandler, AZ., Mitch (spouse, Lyn) Miller of Gunter, TX, and Gary (spouse, Angel) Hadley of Frisco, TX; 15 step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren; and,

Siblings, Ron Weis (spouse, Rita) of Omaha, NE, Joe Weis of Norfolk, NE, Gary Weis (spouse, Joanne) of Omaha, NE, sister, Pat Muenthrath (spouse, Tom) of Harlan, IA, sisters-in-law, Leona Weis Smith and Ruth Ann Weis; nieces; nephews; longtime companion, Rachel Dolby of Irwin, IA; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Gabriella (nee Koesters) Weis and Joseph Weis; first wife, Elaine Frederick Weis (deceased Feb. 18, 1975); second wife, Wilma Stuart Hadley Weis (deceased Sept. 19, 2010); brothers, Gene Weis, and Bob Weis; sisters, Elaine Sheldon, Marie McGill, Agnes Gary, Alice Alexander, Betty Pauley, Norma Goetz, and Grace Madden; in-laws, Pete and Isabel Frederick, Herm and Helen Albers, Albert (“Ty”) and Helen Frederick, Tony and Marjorie Ausman, Charles Frederick, William Frederick, and John and Nona Kloewer, Pete Sheldon, Elmer Gary, Gladys Weis, Jerome Pauley, Tony Goetz, Gary Madden and Jack McGill

Education: Attended country school for 1 year until attending St. Joseph's Catholic School where he played high school basketball; he graduated from there with the Class of 1944

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Military service: no information provided

Marriages: (1) Elaine Frederick; Jan 7, 1948; location not provided (2) Wilma (“Willie”) Stuart Hadley; July 26, 1980; location not provided

Employment: Farmer, raising chickens, sheep, hogs, cow-calf herds and dairy cows; he also worked at Farmland Foods for more than 27 years and owned his own trucking company. After he retired from farming, Bud purchased a bulldozer and did demolition of old buildings and barns. Additionally, he worked at Jim's Wholesale Meats during his retirement.

Hobbies/Interests: played baseball for the Earling town teams. He was well known as a pitcher and a hitter. was a great competitor his whole life. In the 1960's Bud appeared on two bowling shows broadcast out of Omaha. Strike it Lucky at the Rose Bowl and Bowling at Leisure at the Leisure Lanes. He bowled in many leagues and tournaments in his lifetime. He was on a bowling team that won the Knights of Columbus State tournament in the 60's. He earned many metals at the Senior Olympic in track events. He was also won Horseshoe trophies at the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa.

Sources: harlanonline.com; kjan.com; pauleyjones.com


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