Gary L. Weiss, age 58 , of south west of Greenville, passed away at 6:52 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO, surrounded by his wife and sons.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2014 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Darryl Bolen officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday. For those who desire memorials may be made to the Pocahontas E.M.S., St. Luke’s Hospital I.C.U on the 6 th Floor, or the American Diabetes Association.
Gary Lee Weiss, the son of Clarence Christ Weiss and Vernita Alice Harris Weiss, was born on December 5, 1955, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL. He grew up on the Weiss farm and attended the Greenville Schools and graduated from Greenville High School in 1974. He took welding at Kaskaskia College. Early in life he worked at Basler Electric, Bee Line in Highland, and farmed for his Uncle Hollis on the McCasland farm. Gary owned and operated Weiss Welding and Fabrication and ran his Husqvarna Sales Company. Gary then worked for Stein Steel Mill Services Inc. as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic. He farmed his own ground all during his life.
Gary and Debra Jean Sutton were united in marriage on January 17, 1976 at the Sutton Home and they have enjoyed over 38 years together and she survives as do three of their four sons: Andrew (Claire) Weiss of south of Greenville, Douglas Weiss of north of Greenville, Michael (Mandy) Weiss of south west of Greenville, daughter in law Heather (Tyler) Mueller, his mother Vernita Weiss of south west of Greenville, 9 grandchildren: Taylor Weiss, Blake Renard, Chance Weiss, Levi Weiss, Trent Mueller, Tanner Mueller, Joshua Weiss, Jeremy Weiss, Jaxson Weiss, and three siblings: Raymond (Patsy) Weiss of Mattoon, IL, Richard (Delores) Weiss of south west of Greenville, and Beverly (Mike) Weber of south west of Greenville.
Gary is preceded in death by his son Jeremy L. Weiss on July 21, 2003, and his father Clarence C. Weiss.
Gary restored and collected Allis Chalmers Tractors, is a member of the Bond County Antique Machinery Club, the American Farm Heritage Museum, and attended the SmithGrove Baptist Church.