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Wilbert A Weiss

Wilbert A Weiss

Wilbert A (Bill) Weiss

Bill Weiss, age 91, of Durand, passed away on July 28, 2020 at his home with family at his side.

He was born November 11, 1928 in French Valley, Buffalo County, Wisconsin to Sigfried and Louise (Pichler) Weiss.  The Weiss family later moved to Albany Township, Pepin County where Bill attended Pleasant Hill School. 

On November 11, 1950 Bill married Margaret Schneider and he was drafted into the U.S. Army.  He was stationed at Fort McCoy near Sparta and served in the Military Police.

His various employment included factory work in Kenosha, American Motors, farming, milk hauling,  construction, Durand Implement, Presto, Frito-Lay, auto body shop, Sunlight Dairy, auction clerk, and real estate; he enjoyed each and every job he ever had.   He did volunteer work for the Durand Lions Club and United Cerebral Palsy. He was a member of the Durand Sportsman Club, American Legion, and Lions Club.

Bill loved family, fishing, hunting, camping, Green Bay Packers, traveling, music, card playing, reading, his ATV, and attending sporting events of his grandchildren.

Survivors include:  Friend, Zita Stewart; Son, Rodney (Pam) Weiss of Dousman, WI and daughter, Sue (Jerry Bauer) of Durand; daughter-in-law, Jodi Weiss of Cedar Rapids, IA; nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; extended family, Kelly (Chris) Gruber and her children;  brothers, Sig (Denise) Weiss of Arkansaw; Roland (special friend, Dorothy Watts) Weiss, of Racine, Thomas (Judy) Weiss of Durand; sister Laura Berger of Baraboo.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, previous spouse Marge Weiss; son, Roger Weiss, brother Awald Weiss, sisters Rosina Brand and Eileen Butler, brothers-in-law Jack Brand, Omer Butler and Herman Berger and sisters-in-law Linda Weiss and Lois Weiss.

Graveside services will be held 11:00AM Monday, August 3, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Durand with Military Honors provided by the Durand American Legion Post #181 of Durand.

In lieu of flowers please consider contributions to the charity of your choice.

Rhiel Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Durand is serving the family.


  1. Donna

    So Sorry for Your Loss of your Great Loved Dad and Grandpa and Great Grandpa, Bill was a Great Man, God Bless You All!

  2. Dean and Joni Berger

    Sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

  3. Bob & Georgene Sobottka

    We are so sorry for your loss hugs and prayers sent to you and family ❤️

  4. Estella Bauer

    Sorry to hear of Bills passing. Didn't even know he was ill. Always saw him taking care of his beautiful yard. Our Deepest Sympathy to Zita and the Weiss Family.

  5. Ned & Anna Waltz

    Zita & the Weiss Family
    Sorry to hear of Bills passing
    He was a Great Heip over the years, to us, as we moved through life!
    Our Sympathy goes out to you all at this time.
    Rest in peace! Bill

  6. Dr Jay LaGuardia

    Bill was wonderful loving and caring man. He was always joyous and positive. It was real pleasure to know him and I wish your family prayers and blessings as you celebrate his life.
    God Bless,

  7. John & Patty Wayne

    Our Deepest Sympathy on your family loss.

  8. Karl & Sandra Solie

    I will always remember growing up with Bill and Zita. His warm heart and gentle soul always shined from within to all that knew him.

    -In His Grasp

  9. Gary Byington

    So, sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. He was always a joy to be around and I always enjoyed working real estate with the two of you. A Friend Always, Gary

  10. Paul and Amanda Glaus

    We are sorry to hear of Bill's passing. It seems like we just saw him mowing his lawn not too long ago. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Thom Rutherford

    Sue, Jerry, Zita, and Family.
    Sorry to here of Bills passing. Bill and I go back many years. Many good times remembered for sure!! Hope you will enjoy thoughts of those happy times forever!! Thom and the Rutherford Family.

  12. Kristine Polzer

    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Bill was a great guy.
    Dave and Kris Polzer

  13. Dick and Ruth Doughty

    Bill was a good man and will be missed by many.

  14. Kayleen Noll

    So sorry for your lost. God's blessings to all.

  15. Bill and LaNita Dorwin

    We’re sorry, we didn’t know Bill had been ill; just saw it now on Facebook.
    Bill was on his mower during the summer and keeping the yard looking good when we went by. These pictures show the family man he was; so special!

  16. Sue and Kevin Kern

    So sorry so learn this. Sending prayers for Peace and Comfort for the family.

  17. Hector Barrera

    So very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I have been a friend of Zita and Bill’s for many years, having met them through Zita’s late son, David. It was always such a pleasure to read about their travels and occasionally cross paths with them.

    Godspeed, Bill!

    Hector Barrera/Colorado

  18. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Extending our sympathy to The families of Bill Weiss

  19. Mary Pittman

    So sorry to read of Bill’s passing he was a good man who will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  20. Audrey Bussow

    An amazing man, and a life lived to the fullest.
    My sincere sympathies,

  21. Dave and Sally Steinke

    So sorry for your loss. We really enjoyed Bill. Our sympathy to all of his family .

  22. Kelly Gruber

    May you rest peacefully now, Bill. We will miss you so much but find solace in the fact that you are now pain free. You lived a good life and are loved by many, including us! Condolences to your family. Kelly and Chris and family

  23. Marlene Zimmer

    Zita, I was so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  24. John and Judy Parr

    hugs all tske care
    great person

  25. Monica Heitman

    Our deepest sympathy to all the family! He was a great guy!

  26. Nick and Sue Sperger

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  27. Michael Markey

    You have my sympathy

  28. Larry and Carol Bauer Prissel

    Zita and all the family You all have our Sympathy. We always enjoyed playing with him.

  29. Donna

    So Sorry for Your Loss, Great Man, God Bless You All, Hugs and Prayers Sent to You All! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  30. Sharon Bauer

    I am so sorry to hear about Bill's passing, I will say this from myself and for Doug you have our deepest sympathy. Doug always liked Bill. Bill and Zita were good friends.

  31. Crystal Dow

    To Bill's family....I'm so sorry to hear the news! Bill was always nice and happy to see everyone he came across....I'm sure the community is going to miss him....you have my sincere sympathy....Crystal Dow

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