Dean Darwin Weasler, 92
Nov. 7, 1923 — July 23, 2016
Dean Darwin Weasler, 92, of West Bend, entered eternal rest with his Heavenly Father on July 23, 2016. He had been hospitalized at Aurora Hospital in Grafton and was currently at the Cedar Lake Campus, Countryside in West Bend. Dean was born Nov. 7, 1923, the son of Joseph and Polly (nee Warden) in Waldo.
He married the late Ruth Stafford, who passed away in 1981. On Oct. 15, 1983, Dean married Margaret (nee Budsberg) Oelhafen at Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church in West Bend. Margaret passed away Aug. 2, 2012.
Dean served his country in the U.S. Army from 1944-46 and was stationed in the Philippines. He was a carpenter by trade and a member of the Ozaukee and Washington County Carpenters Union Local 2283 for more than 50 years. He was employed by many local companies and Joseph P. Jansen Construction Co. of Milwaukee, and was part of the construction crew that built the Mayfair Towers in Wauwatosa. Dean also built a home for him and his wife and helped many people with carpentry work. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed the sport for many years.
He was a member of Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. He was a loving husband and had a kind and gentle spirit and loved the Lord.
Dean was one of 14 children and is survived by his sister, Lillian (Weasler) Kritz of West Bend; sisterin- law, Janet (the late Edwin) Weasler of West Bend; two stepsons, Todd Olson (Kimberly Monge) of Palm Harbor, Florida, and Vance (Bonnie) Olson of Iola; step-grandchildren, Adam Olson, Jessica (Darren) Kirby, Traci (Bruce) Scholze and Gaye Olson-Christianson; former stepdaughter, Bonnie McFarlin; and many nieces, nephews and his best friend and caretaker, Chris Clavette of West Bend.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wives; two stepsons, Larry and Steven Olson; and 12 siblings.
The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) with the Rev. Clarissa Martinelli presiding. The visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to United Methodist Women’s Organization.
Special thank you to Dr. Rene Jahnke, Laura Kirkagaard NP, West Bend Aurora Healthcare, Aurora Hospital staff in Grafton and the nurses and staff at Cedar Campus Countryside Rehab.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.