Monday, November 25th, 2013
George A. Wiss, 71, Minster, died Nov. 23, 2013 at his home.
He was born Sept. 1, 1942, in Celina, to Leo C. and Leona M. Bergman Wiss. He married Rosemary Quinter on July 26, 1969, in St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, and she survives.
Also surviving are a son, Michael (Kelly) Wiss, Minster, and their children, Madison, Meghan and Andrew; a son, Mark Wiss, Minster, and a daughter, Michelle Wiss, Minster; a brother, Thomas Wiss and friend, Darlene Knous, St. Marys; and a sister, Marilyn (Tim) Kuenning, New Bremen.
He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Brenda Wiss, and stepmother, Eleanor Wiss.
He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, Minster American Legion, Minster Veterans of Foreign Wars, Minster F.O.E. #1391 and Minster Athletic Boosters. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy as a medic for five years and served his last year on the USS Enterprise in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War. After his service with the Navy, he worked as a medical technologist at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, from which he retired. After his retirement he was an avid outdoorsman and loved to help with athletic activities for Minster schools.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial will be in St. Augustine Cemetery with full military honors by the Minster Firing Squad.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Lake Hospice, Minster Athletic Boosters and Minster Recreational Fund.
Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.