In Memory of Kenneth "Ken" Weiske

Visitation

3-7PM on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton St., Baldwin, WI; as well as one hour prior to the service at church on Monday.

Services

11Am on Monday, February 11, at Zion Lutheran Church, 221 Lockwood St., Woodville, WI.

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Kenneth Wayne Weiske was born May 5, 1940 in Fairmont, MN to Elmer and Emily (Crousore) Weiske. His life was well lived and he was well loved. The Lord called him home on February 5, 2019 at the age of 78.

Ken married Marjorie Armstrong on May 20, 1961 and they made their home in Hanska, Minnesota. Ken worked at Kraft Foods in New Ulm, Minnesota. After several years he began a career in the agricultural industry which eventually lead his family to Baldwin in 1986. He was employed by the Farmers Co-op and most recently at Gregerson Ace Hardware where you could find his friendly smile and might even get a warm hug.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Ken was an avid Gopher, Twins, and Vikings fan. He also enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren in many activities throughout the years. He was so proud of his family and would share many stories about them. Ken enjoyed spending time outside, especially tending to his amazing flower and vegetable gardens. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and boating. His family lovingly referred to him as “Captain Ken”.

Ken spent his life as a hardworking, dedicated, faithful and loving man. He will be missed dearly by all that were privileged to have known him.

This gentle, caring, wonderful man with a contagious smile has left a permanent mark etched on all of our hearts. Ken will be deeply missed by his wife and best friend of nearly 58 years, Marjorie Weiske. His family was the joy in Ken’s life. He was proud and honored to be the father to his children, Lisa Weiske, Michael (Lisa) Weiske, David (Sarah) Weiske, Daniel (Kerry) Weiske, Tammi (Todd) Nelson; his grandchildren Jessica (Scott) Hildreth, Christa (Karl) Hansen, Emily and TJ Schmuck; Paige Weiske, Shelby (Michael) Krupa; Stephanie (Joel) Meulemans, Leah and Josh Weiske; Cailey, Alexander, and Samuel Weiske; Taylor (John) Mitzel, Dani Jo and Ella Nelson; and greatgrandchildren,

Landon, Lily and Charlee Hildreth; Ava and Jaxson Meulemans and Chase Hansen; and beloved siblings, Donald Weiske and Norman (Gayle) Weiske; brother-in-law, JeRay (Delores)Armstrong.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Emily Weiske; his father and mother-in-law Jesse and Thelma Armstrong; two granddaughters, Ashley Weiske and Ana Leigh Nelson; and sister-in law, Barbara Weiske.

A Funeral Service remembering Ken’s life will be on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 11AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville; Visitation will be from 3-7 on Sunday, February 10 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin, as well as one hour prior to the service at church on Monday. Services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin, WI.

Kenneth "Ken" Weiske's Tribute Wall

Tributes (9):

  1. Saddened to hear of Ken’s passing, great Dad, great friend and always a great supporter. Our prayers go out to the family. He will be missed by all of us.

  2. Dearest Marge and all members of your wonderful family, I was so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. We were all blessed in the Westbrook community to have Ken, and all of you with us for some years. You each made a great impression on us! Ken was friendly, helpful, and always a source of inspiration whether at the elevator, church, or throughout the area. Please know that you will be in our hearts, minds, and prayers in the coming days. Cherish your precious memories of happy times with this amazing man. Love, Eunie Christensen

  3. Marge and family
    You have our sympathy and deepest heartfelt sympathy at this time. We shared many memories together and have fond remembrances. May God give you a peace and comfort that only He can give.

  4. Mike: Mary Ann and I send our sincere condolences to you and the entire Weiske family at the loss of your father Ken. I can’t believe I just talked to him at the store a short while ago. He always made it a point to greet me when I came to the store. May he rest in peace.

  5. Marge and family:
    You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of Ken.
    May your wonderful memories, the Love of God and family
    and friends bring you comfort and strenght at the difficult
    time.
    Digger and Dolly

  6. RIP Ken. You have earned it. People coming into the store say it will not be the same, they always got a smile, stories about the grand children and questions about their family. He truly cared. We will miss you Ken. There has to be a wonderful reunion in Heaven. <3

  7. We are saddened by your loss of Ken !
    Whenever we met, his warm smile
    And friendly hugs were always a day
    brightner for us. May you find
    Strength and peace as your
    Friends and family reach out with the love of Christ
    During this difficult time.

  8. We are saddened by your loss of Ken !
    Whenever we met, his warm smile
    And friendly hugs were always a day
    brightner for us. May you find
    Strength and peace as your
    Friends and family reach out with the love of Christ
    During this difficult time. Thank you for all you have done
    For all of us. Peace to you!