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William “Bill” C. Weiler

William “Bill” C. Weiler William “Bill” C. Weiler


William “Bill” C. Weiler, 99, Athens, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 at Abbotsford Health Care Facility in Abbotsford.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16 at Calvary Cemetery in Athens. Rev. George Graham will officiate. Social distancing will be observed and face masks will be required to go fishing, hunting and play cards with family and friends.

Survivors include, seven children, Betty Jean (Dennis) Rasmussen, De Pere, Ronald Weiler, Judy (Dave) Ellenbecker, Joseph (Karen) Weiler, all of Athens, Steven (Brenda) Weiler, Christine (Craig) Lang, both of Edgar and Wayne (Cindy) Weiler, Stevens Point; son-in-law, Ed Hoffmann, Athens; one sister, Mary Bina, Viroqua; and many grandchildren; greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Besides his parents and wife, Edith, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Theresa Hoffmann; one grandson, Jamie Weiler; and siblings, Sabastion “Bud”, Charlie, Henry, Nick, Clarence, Theresa Kreft, Dorothy Schug, Rose Gilbertson, Helen Schreiner and three infant siblings.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

attend. He was born Nov. 23, 1920 in the town of Bern, son of the late Sabastion and Margaret (Gilles) Weiler. On July 13, 1943, he married Edith Draeger at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Athens. She preceded him in death on Dec. 6, 2008.

Bill and Edith farmed in the town of Bern until their retirement. Bill also logged, which he enjoyed very much. Among his favorite pastimes, he liked to

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