Don W. (Breezy) Weiler

Born: Fri., Dec. 29, 1922
Died: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Jan. 05, 2018
Location: Rowsburg Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 05, 2018
Location: Rowsburg Lutheran Church

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Don Weldon Weiler, 95, of Rowsburg, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday morning, January 1, 2018. Don was born on December 29, 1922, the son of Frank H. and Lucy (Fasig) Weiler.

Don proudly served his country during WWII with the US Army stationed in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater including New Guinea, Northern Solomons, Southern Philippines and Luzon from January 1943 until December 1945. Upon his return home he asked the love of his life to be his bride. He and Louise Rouch were married on February 21, 1946 and had 65 wonderful years together until her death on October 21, 2011.

Don had been a lifelong member of Rowsburg Lutheran Church, a member of Rowsburg Lions Club, a member of the West Salem Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years, and a long time member of the American Legion Post 88 in Ashland. Don bowled in a Lions Club League and was an avid golfer well into his 80's having been credited with 4 holes-in-one. He retired from Columbia Gas Transmission Company in 1985.

Don loved to watch things grow, which was apparent every summer when he planted his flowers around the house and his vegetable garden which was full of all kinds of goodies that he shared with his family and friends. And, there were many people that he called friends...Don was always willing to lend a hand, a tool, or advice. He was an excellent woodworker and made several pieces of furniture, bird houses and bird feeders; most of which he gave away, again to family members and friends. He was always, always busy doing one thing or another. For many years, Don and Louise kept a boat at Lake Erie, where they could be found fishing for Perch or Walleye on any nice Summer day. They went for a ride through the countryside almost every day and took many vacations throughout the New England states, Florida, Canada and the Western states and were on two cruises to the Caribbean and one to Alaska. When Louise developed dementia, Don lovingly and unfailingly took care of her, never forsaking his vows of so many years before.

Don was a family man, and was always at the center of any opportunity to get together with his children to celebrate a holiday or birthday. He often talked of times past and the fun he had raising his 4 children. Sharp, right up to the time of his death, Don always kept up with current news, whether it was local, state, national or even World events.

Besides his wife and parents, Don was preceded in death by his siblings; Ann Rogers, Frances Humrichouser, Bob Weiler, Stanton (Babe) Weiler, Bonnie Roller, John (Cal) Weiler, and Glenn Weiler.
He is survived by his children, Cheryl (Tom) Pate of Rowsburg, Frank of rural Ashland, Emma Lou (Tom) Boylan of Willard and Donna Sue (Paul) Arnholt of Mansfield; 4 grandchildren, Adam (Stacie) Pate of Cleveland, Susan Whitcum of Ashland, Jessica (Brad) Martin of Crestview, FL., Lynda Arnholt of Ellsworth, WI., 6 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Rowsburg Lutheran Church at 11:00 on Friday, January 5, 2018 with Pastor Steven Caler officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Internment will be at Rowsburg Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or any charity of choice.
Arrangements were made by Fickes Funeral Home of Jeromesville, OH.
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   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
Dear Frank, Cheryl, Donna & Emma & Families,

My deepest sympathies to you all. I have so many wonderful memories with you all and your Parents. I remember your Dad always smiling and laughing. I know he smiles down on each one of daily, along side your wonderful Mother.
You are all in my thoughts and Prayers.
Love, Laurie (Minnie)

Lynn Moore
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
We wish to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Don Weiler. He was such a wonderful person and a loss to the community and everyone who knew him. Lynn & Dick Moore

Karen and Gordon Ruth
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
We would like to express our Sympathy to Don's family. He was a great and very special person in many ways. He will be truly missed by everyone. Karen and Gordon Ruth

Jay Wells
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. What a great guy he was . May he rest in peace.

David Geib
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
Frank sorry to hear about your dad passing Although I didn’t know your dad personally I alnow he will be missed and lived a good life iam here In Bradenton Florida in our coach and we volunteer at our church here for the winter Agiain our condolences to your family and hope to see you some summer if we ride over your way on our bike. Take care. Dave and Robin Geib

Russ & Janice Harpster
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
Frank - Our sincere sympathy to you on the death of your father. Russ had a nice visit with him at visiting hours (for?)at Trinity Lutheran Church which he enjoyed, he was a good guy & well liked. Our families go back a long way. God bless & comfort you. Russ & Janice

Kyle Snyder
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
Frank and family,
My deepest symphony on the passing of your father. Don was one of those good ole boy CColumbia employee's. I have only pleasant memories of Don especially on the golf course.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Kyle

Chester & Ann Ireland
   Posted Fri January 05, 2018
Frank & Family,
Remember all of the good times with your father and know he is now with your Mom.

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