Date of BirthJune 05, 1924

Robert Weiss Obituary

Date of BirthJune 05, 1924

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Date of DeathJune 30, 2016

Robert Weiss Obituary

from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Robert S. Weiss 1924 - 2016 Robert (Bob) Weiss, 92, beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle, of Kenosha Wis., died Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. Bob was born on June 5, 1924, the son of Pauline and Lawrence Weiss. He attended school at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran School through ninth grade and graduated from Bradford High School. Upon graduation, Bob worked for Tri-Clover Machine Co, making 40 millimeter anti-aircraft shells for World War II. He was drafted into the Army Air Force in July 1943. He attended two Airplane Mechanic Schools, graduating and worked on P-40, B-25 and P-51 Aircraft, sometimes flying as a flight engineer. He served overseas in England, France, and Germany and received the American Theatre Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, The Good Conduct Medal and The World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged Dec. 4, 1945, Patterson Field, OH. After the war, he worked at Tri-Clover, American Motors, Nash and Chrysler Corp. He was co-owner of Weiss-Jornt Standard Service Station and then opened Weiss Auto Clinic and Weiss D-X Auto and Marine, the location of which is now The Boat House. Bob and Ethel were married at Bethany Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, Wis., on Sept. 30, 1961. Bob sold his business in 1976 and then worked for Chrysler Corporation from where he retired in 1988. Bob loved water skiing, downhill skiing, golfing, boating, fishing, hunting, bowling, restoring an old 1935 Desoto Airflow and enjoying life with his wife, family and friends. He is survived by his wife Ethel; his daughter Sandy (Chris) Anderson; his son Craig (Michele) Weiss of West Bend; his six grandchildren, Ryan, Nick and Ashley Anderson, and Amanda, Nathan and Aaron Weiss. He is also survived by his nephews, Larry (Phylis) Weiss, Michael (Pam) Schmidt, and Bill (Kathy) Schmidt; his beloved niece Carol (Paul) Powell; great niece Kara (Pete) LaChapelle; and many other loving friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Gerhard (Gary) Weiss; his sister Mildred Schmidt; and a brother and sister in infancy. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 9, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church (5020 19th Avenue Kenosha) where Bob was a lifetime member. Visitation with the family will be at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the 11 a.m. service. Burial will take place on Monday, July 11, 2016, at 9 a.m. at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery (21731 Spring St. Union Grove). Casey Family Options Funerals and Cremations Stephen P. Casey, Owner/Funeral Director (262) 653-0667 www.CaseyFamilyOptions.com