Raymond Peter Weis, age 93 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin. Ray was born January 1, 1927 in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Raymond and Elizabeth (Kasel) Weis. He graduated from St. Augustine High School in Austin, Minnesota. He then went on to attend Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Ray married Arlawyen “Vicky” Vickerman in 1950. Vicky passed away 1980. In 1985, Ray was united in marriage to Mary Arthur in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was employed with Hormel for 40 years. Ray was a loving and kind man who was loved by his family and friends and respected in his community. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and traveling. He was an athlete who played college football and touched lives by coaching for many years at Queen of Angels School. Ray was a “wise” man who was interested in history, philosophy and inventing. Family was always his priority. Ray loved deeply and was a role model for his children and grandchildren. Anyone lucky enough to cross paths with him enjoyed his stories about his travels and many adventures. He had a twinkle in his eye and mischief in his heart. He will be missed.
“Banking off the northeast winds / Sailing on a summer breeze / And skipping over the ocean like a stone”
Survivors include his wife, Mary Weis of Austin, MN; son, Peter Weis of Austin, MN; daughters, Margaret (Fred) Whytsell of Latrobe, PA, Meredith Weis of Huntsville, AL, Melissa Weis of Austin, MN; 11 grandchildren, Jenna Weis, Cole Weis, Gene Whytsell, Derek Whytsell, Scott Whytsell, Ashley Villella, Harley Weis, Kate Silletti, Joe Keppe, James Weis, Josh Weis; 8 great grandchildren, Anna Whytsell, Brynlee Silletti, Rocco Silletti, Dean Villella, Sebastian Weis, Devon Weis, Mikah Weis, Victoria Weis; brothers, David (Lois) Weis of Akron, OH, Dwayne Weis of Austin, MN; sisters, Anita Shreiver of Austin, MN, Elaine Leif of Austin, MN, Cindy (Mike) Enfield of Austin, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Elizabeth Weis; first wife, Vicky Weis; son, Dr. Christopher Weis; and brother, John (Jack) Weis.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.