William Leo Weiser Sr., 83, of Zanesville, passed away at 4:35 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013 at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born May 26, 1929, in Zanesville, a son of the late Edward and Helen Wagner Weiser.
After 30 years of service for Kaiser Aluminum, he retired to his favorite occupation of being a fulltime farmer. He was the Charter President of West Muskingum Lions Club, and current member and past master of the Timber Run Grange, Mended Hearts, the Farm Bureau and Muskingum County and Ohio Cattlemanâ€™s Associations. He was a Falls Township Trustee for 32 years and a member of United Steel Workers. He was a member of the St. Nicholas Catholic Church and attended faithfully. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force. His greatest accomplishments in life were his family and farm and he loved attending his grandchildrenâ€™s events.
Surviving is his spouse of 61 years, Joyce Bauer Weiser of the home; three sons, William L. and Patty Weiser II, Jerry and Tina Weiser, Mark and Debbie Weiser, all of Zanesville; a daughter, Beth and Bryan Graham of Zanesville; 10 grandchildren, Mandi Weiser, Matt Weiser, Kelly Howard, Kris Weiser, David Weiser, Danielle Mazer, Whit Weiser, Adam Graham, Brady Graham and Amy Graham; 5 great grandchildren, Trent Weiser, Bradley Weiser, Skylar Durst, Garrett Howard and Leah Weiser; a brother, Robert and Pauline Weiser of Zanesville; a sister, Adeline and Richard Scott of Jacksonville, FL; many nieces and nephews; and numerous extended family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Gregory and John Weiser; and five sisters, Mary Thomas, Louise Billingsley, Florence Brown, Betty Powell and Jane Eppley.
Friends and family may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2013 at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD., ZANESVILLE and one hour prior to the funeral service. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in the Snouffer Chapel with Rev. Mr. B.N. Peterson officiating. William will be laid to rest in Mount Olive Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by George Selsam VFW Post 1058.
Memorial contributions can be made to Timber Run Grange, in care of Carolyn Spencer, 3282 Fairway Lane, Zanesville, Ohio 43701.
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