Obituary for James Weiland
James C. Weiland 69, of Dubuque, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Church of The Nativity with the Rev. James Miller officiating. Committal services will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corp League. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Church of the Nativity.
Jim was born on March 24, 1948 in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Vincent “Vince” and Martha (Tigges) Weiland. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School and Wahlert High School, class of 1966 and Loras College until joining the U.S. Air Force in 1968. He was honorably discharged in 1972.
Jim married the love of his life, Mary Jo (Donovan) Weiland on May 23, 1970. Having two children Eric (Sara) Weiland and Carrie (Tom) Culbertson.
Jim worked for Trus Joist as a Technical Representative until retiring in 2009 after a 37 year career. Recently, he was able to fulfill his life long passion of landscaping, caring for the flower beds at The Meadows Golf Course.
Jim loved his family and friends. Time with his wife was priceless. He treasured any opportunity to hang out with his kids. He cheered on his grandkids at all events. Time with his friends was always memorable. He worked hard making sure his family, flowers, and garden flourished. He made sure to stop and smell his perfectly planted flowers with a cold beer in hand. Jim never missed a Packer game, consistently cheered on the Hawkeyes, and was a Cub fan long before they were champs. He loved his time on the golf course either with his best friend Murph, son Eric, or grandson Brandt. He took care of so many people, supported everyone, was always there for anyone, and was kind to all. He will be sadly missed by all who had the honor to know him.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Jo of Dubuque; his son, Eric (Sara) Weiland of Schaumburg, IL and daughter, Carrie (Tom) Culbertson of Dubuque. Grandchildren Brandt, Lauren, Ellana, and Luccia Culbertson of Dubuque, Reese Weiland and Morgan Gold of Schaumburg. Brother Jerry (Sherry), sisters Sandi (Ulo) Ant, Jeanne Burke, and Cathy Hacking. Sisters-in-law Jan Smith, Judy Hoffmann, Kim (AJ) Becker, Chris (Pat) Murphy, Deb (Ted) Beaves, Kelly (Jerry) Lazore. Brothers-in-law Dave (Ann) Donovan, Mike (Becky) Donovan, Dennis Donovan, Kevin (Missy) Donovan. Goddaughter Molly (Murphy) Fecht along with several other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Vince and Martha Weiland. Granddaughter Hailie Coe Weiland, and nephew Brian Weiland, and four brothers-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, a James C. Weiland memorial fund has been established.
The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.