Charles Edward “Pete” Weisz, 84, of Richmond, died at 9:17 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, Mo.
Mr. Weisz was born July 22, 1923 in Ray County, the son of George S. and Mary B. (McLaughlin) Weisz. He married Ruth LaVerne Craig, of the Morton community, north of Hardin, on April 19, 1947; she preceded him in death on Feb. 20, 1990. He later married Wilma A. Byrd Messina of Salem, on June 6, 1993; she survives, of the home.
Mr. Weisz was a lifelong farmer. He lived in the Hardin area before moving to Richmond in 1993. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Richmond and a life member of the American Legion Post #487 in Hardin. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, C. Michael Weisz and his wife, Candice Marie, of Wills Point, Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon VanZandt and her husband, Thomas, of Lexington, and Barbara Eads and her husband, Dicky, of Lathrop; two sisters, Pauline Drehle of Norborne, and Evelyn Bowery of Kansas City, Mo.; four grandchildren, Christopher M. Weisz and his wife, Shelly, R. Michelle Smith and her husband, Justin, Ein R. Eads, and Erin K. Eads; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas C. Weisz and Madison L. Smith.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Ruth, his brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lavelock Cemetery or the Richmond Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 13, from 7 to 8 at the Thurman Funeral Home, where rosary was recited at 6:30 p.m. prior to the visitation. A Funeral Mass service was held Monday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial was in Lavelock Cemetery, north of Hardin, where the American Legion Post #237 and Richmond VFW Post #4398 conducted military graveside services.
Arrangements were under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.