Gene A. Weiss, age 82 of Mondovi, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the American Lutheran Home, Mondovi. He was born on January 3, 1935 at home in the Township of Alma, the son of the late Arnold and Ilma (Schultz) Weiss.
Gene was a proud graduate and Valedictorian of Gilmanton High School in 1953. He attended UW River Falls until returning to the family farm when one of Gene's brothers was called to active duty. Gene was united in marriage to Janice Pronschinske on June 26, 1957 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Waumandee and to this union eight children were born.
Gene and Janice purchased a farm in French Valley, Town of Gilmanton in 1961. They retired in 1997 as they had sold their farm to two of their sons. Gene remained on the farm until he and his wife moved in to Mondovi in 2005. Gene was a director of the National Farmers Organization and served on the local organization in several different capacities.
He also served on the board of Dairyland Power in La Crosse and Buffalo Electric, now known as Riverland Energy Co-op. Gene was an active and faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was cutting edge man with installing one of the first rotary milking parlors along with other innovative farming practices . Gene was a hard working man, who was devoted to his community, his farm and the land. Gene thoroughly enjoyed playing cards, bowling and attending his grandchildren's sporting events and other school activities.
The greatest moments in Gene's life was the love he had for his wife, children and grandchildren
Gene will be sadly missed by his wife of 60 years, Janice of Mondovi; eight children, Michael (Brian Ness) Weiss of Sonoma, CA, Steven Weiss of Gilmanton, Kathleen (Craig) Oesau of Gilmanton, Max Weiss of Gilmanton, Greg (Micci) Weiss of Gilmanton, Donovan Weiss of Mondovi, Karen (Darrell) Larson of Gilmanton and Jason Weiss of Mondovi; grandchildren, Calvin Peterson, Nash Weiss, Dustin Oesau, Devin Oesau, Derrick Weiss (fiancée Stephanie), Ashley (Jordan) Bauer, Brody Larson and Lance Larson; brothers, Robert (Lorena), Patrick (Judith), Dennis (Beverly) and David (Jean); many nieces and nephews; other relatives and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother in law, Alda (Larry) Wrobel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10:30 am with Father Paul Bosco presiding. Burial to immediately follow at the parish cemetery. A visitation with be held at Talbot Family Funeral Homes - Mondovi Chapel on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm and then again at church from 9:30 am until the time of Mass.