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Obituary: Lois Celeste Weiland (Jan. 19, 1922 – Feb. 24, 2014)

Lois Weiland
Lois Weiland
Lois Weiland, 92 years old, was called to the Lord Feb. 24, 2014. She was a resident of Crescent City. Lois was one of three children born to Frank and Lucy (Gay) Bezdecheck in El Centro, Calif. She was reared and lived on the family farm until 1940 when she moved to San Francisco and worked in a music nickelodeon.

Lois met Matt, who served in the 472nd Engineer Maintenance Company, at a U.S.O. dance. Matt went on and served in WWII in the South Pacific on the Island of Guadalcanal. After Matt came home honorably discharged from the Army, he and Lois were married and settled in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California.

Matt and Lois owned and operated the Canoga Park Sign Company, bringing up their seven children. The Weilands were active in the Our Lady of The Valley Catholic Parish, educating their children and being involved with numerous church functions. Lois participated in all the school and church activities in numerous capacities; she was always willing to help charitable organizations as much as she could. Her children’s education was very important to her as she was always involved in their educational pursuits. Once all their children were of school age Lois worked as a kitchen supervisor at West Hills Hospital. She worked there for 15 years ensuring the patients of that hospital had the best nutritional diet possible as she always did her best at caring and taking care of people.

Matt and Lois retired in 1977 and move to Crescent City. Lois enjoyed the coastal region of Del Norte County; she and Matt spent many weekends camping and fishing in the local campgrounds.  Lois enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching and cheering for Notre Dame football.  Lois enjoyed taking cruises down to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and up in Alaska with her family. She lived a very full and happy life for 92 years and will be greatly missed by all her children, who loved her dearly.

Lois is survived by her children, which include six sons and one daughter. They are Robert with wife Beverly, Rick, Stephen with wife Lisa, Timothy, Michael with wife Candy, Daniel with wife Cass, and her daughter Carol with husband Tom. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Lois was preceded on her pathway to heaven by her husband of 66 years Mathias Weiland, infant daughter Cathy, brother Frank Jr., and sister Helen.

The family would like to say thanks for the care and services provided by the Sutter Coast Hospital ICU doctors, nursing staff, and especially the nurses that were at her bed side continually. Additionally, the management, staff and nursing aides at the Addie Meedom House were exceptional in the care and services provided during our mother’s stay. Lois loved the nursing aides that cared for her.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Catholic Relief Services.

Visitation will be held at Wier’s Mortuary Chapel on Thursday, March 6, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. followed by a  Rosary at 7 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Friday, March 7, at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited for fellowship at St. Joseph Parish Hall at 1 p.m.

Please sign the family’s online guest book at wiersmortuary.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.

 

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