Harland W. Weisinger, 81, a life-long farmer of the West Point, Iowa area passed away at 11:16 a.m., Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.
He was born July 15, 1932 in Hancock County, Illinois the son of Wilbert and R. Ethel (Conover) Weisinger. On September 1, 1956 he married Imelda Strothman at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, Iowa.
Survivors include his wife, Imelda, one son Mark Weisinger of Fort Madison, Iowa, three daughters Jean (Jim) Demmon of Ottumwa, Iowa, Brenda (Greg) Ort of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Barbara (Kevin) Conrad of Hillsboro, Iowa, nine grandchildren, one great step-grandson, one brother David (Miriam) Weisinger of Fort Madison and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Gary, one brother and two sisters.
Harland graduated from Denmark High School in 1950. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, West Point Knights of Columbus, West Point American Legion, Lee County Farm Bureau and Three Rivers Tractor Club. He was on the Farmers Savings Bank Board of Directors and was involved in the development of the West Point Veteran’s Memorial. He was an Army Artillery Staff Sargent serving in Korea from 1952 to 1954. Harland enjoyed attending his children and grandchildren’s activities, bus trips and WMT/WHO tractor rides and visits to the coffee shop.
Family will meet with friends from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 2, 2014 at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2014 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point with Fr. Dennis Hoffman as Celebrant.
Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery with full military rites presented by the West Point American Legion Holtz-Geers Post #668.
Memorials may be made in his memory to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holy Trinity Catholic Schools or the West Burlington Great River Hospice House.