Obit: Weiler, Frank V. (1923 - 2015)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Genger, Graham, Lavicka, Weiler
----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 12/16/2015
Weiler, Frank V. (10 JUL 1923 - 8 DEC 2015)
Frank V. Weiler, 92, Athens, died Tuesday December 8, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
He was born July 10, 1923, in Athens, son of the late Anton and Amelia (Lavicka) Weiler.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. Frank was involved with the Army Corps of Engineers in Iceland and Alaska rebuilding air strips as well as heavy machine maintenance. From 1952 until 1963, he took care of his mother and worked for Janke Construction.
He was a Papal Volunteer in Brazil for eight years. There he built and repaired sawmills and other equipment to promote a better life for local people. Frank was also employed at Weiler & Company as a machinist. Prior to his retirement, Frank was a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry.
While living in Montello, Frank had been a member of the Lions Club, the American Legion and the Holy Name Society. Among his favorite past times was spending time with his family, fishing, playing cards along with building and fixing things. Another special activity was traveling through Canada with Pete, sleeping in the pop up bed that he built on top of his car. Above all, Frank will be remembered for always helping others in need and his generosity to many charities.
Survivors include one sister; Martha Genger, West Bend along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Tony, Lawrence, Jim, Edward, Peter and sisters, Sister Josephine Weiler, Dolores, Ann and Katie.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday December 12, 2015 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. Rev. George Graham will preside. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Athens. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Anthony Parish or School.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.
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