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Obituary for Paul Weidner

Paul  Weidner
Paul Weidner, 90, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at his home in rural Haskell County. He was born on January 28, 1926, to Paul Oswald and Alta Marie (Moore) Weidner on the family homestead. He graduated from Sublette High School in 1943. He married Gertrude Ellen Ellsaesser on July 28, 1948.

Paul was a farmer and enjoyed raising cattle. He also enjoyed participating in the Old Time Harvest, anything to do with Haskell County history, and he loved dancing with his bride.

He believed in civic duty serving on the Sublette School Board, the ASCS board, and was a 4-H Leader. He was elected County Commissioner from 1966 until 1993, and served as President of the Kansas County Commissioner Association in 1983.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Gertrude Weidner; daughters, Fawn Rizzo of Livingston, NJ, Kim and husband Dave Thornburrow of Manhattan, KS; sons, Jay and wife Janice of Pullman, WA, Steve and wife Janet of Sublette, Ken and wife Meg of Copeland; 10 Grandchildren and one Great Grandson; sister, Mary and husband Bob Malone of Montezuma, KS; brother-in-law, Walt Loucks of Phoenix, AZ.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Thelma Loucks; son-in-law Richard Rizzo.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10:00 am at the Haskell County Museum, Sublette, Kansas.

Suggested memorial contributions to St. Catherine Hospice or the donor’s choice in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, Ks 67877. Condolences may be left online at WeeksFamilyFuneralHome.com

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