Therese Isabelle Weiss
Therese Isabelle (Oechsner) Weiss, 82, of Leroy, earned the wings of an angel on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 at Agnesian Healthcare in Fond du Lac, taking her last breath in Don’s arms. Therese fought bravely after recovering from open heart surgery.
Therese was born on July 30, 1937 to Andrew Jr. and Josephine (Ehrike) Oechsner.
On May 4, 1957 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mayville, Therese married her high school sweetheart and love of her life of 62 years, Don. Together they dairy farmed for 43 years, before starting Don Weiss Insurance.
Therese will be remembered for her commitment to her family and friends. She could often be found at grandchildren’s sports games, music concerts and plays, in the kitchen baking her spritz cookies during the holidays, playing cards with friends, praying her daily rosary and prayer line, researching for the family tree or putting together photo albums.
She loved gardening, canning, traveling, Maggie Mae concerts, and spending quiet time with her husband, Don. Therese had an infectious laugh, remained active and on-the-go.
Therese’s favorite childhood memories were of riding horses with her brothers and sisters.
Therese is survived by her husband, Don; their children, Patti (Jim R.) Koehn of Fond du Lac, Stan (Wendy) Weiss of Mayville, Dale (Heidi) Weiss of LeRoy, Arnie (Mary) Weiss of LeRoy; grandchildren, Ashley Koehn (partner Jimmy), Angela Koehn (Orlando Jones), Brittany (Adam) Freund, Natasha Weiss (partner Adam), Miranda Weiss (fiancé Cody), Jacob (fiancée Marlena) Weiss, Nick (Kaitie Jo) Weiss, Zachary Weiss, Emelia Weiss and Amber Weiss; great-grandchildren, Evelynn Freund, Jace Freund, River Jo Weiss and Malayah Boyd.
She was excited and looking forward to 3 great-grandbabies from Angela (twins) and Kaitie Jo due in the spring and the weddings of two grandchildren, Jacob and Miranda, this coming year.
She is also survived by her sisters, Margaret (John) Oechsner and Joan (Ralph) Muenchow; and her in-laws, Mary Lou Oechsner, Darlene Oechsner and Carol (Carl) Freitag. She is also survived by other relatives and friends.
Therese was preceded in death by her children: infant daughter, Barbara and her son, Carl; her parents; brothers, Francis Oechsner, Jerome “Tuffy” Oechsner and Andrew III “Butch” Oechsner; her sisters, Marilyn Schinerle, Rose Ann Rake, and Connie Pilsner, her in-laws, Mary Ann Oechsner, Harold Rake, Donny Pilsner, Karl Slade and James Schinderle.
A visitation for Therese will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in LeRoy. And on Monday, Nov. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in LeRoy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the church at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, with Rev. Father Tom Biersack presiding. Burial will take place St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery in LeRoy.
A special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Agnesian Healthcare in Fond du Lac for their care and support.
The Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. To make an online condolence or for more information visit www.KoepsellFH.com.