Brent Matthew Weiler
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Brent Matthew Weiler, 38, of Sioux Falls, SD (formally of Remsen, IA), lost his courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born to Gilbert and Audrey (Galles) Weiler, November 10, 1975, in Orange City, IA. Brent graduated from Remsen Union High School in 1994 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Teikyo Westmar University, Le Mars, IA, in 1997. He married Jodi Fiedler in 1995, and they lived in Le Mars, IA for three years.
After completing his degree, Brent and Jodi moved to Sioux Falls, SD, where Brent started his career at Dial Bank (later known as Wells Fargo Financial) in May of 1997. Brent was one of the youngest Vice President's at Wells Fargo when he was promoted in 2007. He then joined Lawrence & Schiller TeleServices in 2008, where he started a new division that grew into a nationally recognized sales team who won numerous awards across the country.
Brent was also very active in the community. He held leadership positions within the Sioux Empire United Way and helped other businesses in Sioux Falls raise money for this great cause. For his community involvement, Brent was named the Volunteer of the Year in 2007. Most recently, the United Way executive team honored Brent by establishing the first annual Brent Weiler Bulldog Award. This award will be presented annually to a volunteer who demonstrates the tenacity, determination, leadership and spirit that Brent showed while helping the United Way.
Brent is survived by his spouse, Jodi Weiler; two daughters, Alyssa and Jasmine, all of Sioux Falls, SD. Parents, Gilbert and Audrey Weiler of Remsen, IA; two brothers, Cory (Robin) Weiler and Troy (Kelly) Weiler, all of Remsen, IA. Three sisters, Crystal (Dustin) Colling of Le Mars, IA, Robin Weiler of Ankeny, IA, Hope (Nick) Fynaardt of Orange City, IA. Grandmothers, Theresita Weiler of Remsen, IA and Arlene Galles of Remsen, IA; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law, Robert and Karen Fiedler of Remsen, IA; two brothers-in-law, Chad (Steph) Fiedler of Underwood, IA, Josh (Sara) Fiedler of Sioux Falls, SD; and one sister-in-law, Nicole (Ryan) Galles of Clive, IA. Grandmother, June Schiltz of Remsen, IA; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his grandparents, Gilbert Weiler, Sr., Milton Galles, Arnold and Kathryn Fiedler, Richard Schiltz and his beloved boxer, Asia.
A visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, SD on Thursday, January 23, 2014, from 3 - 8 p.m., with family present to greet friends from 6 - 8 p.m. www.heritagesfsd.com.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January, 25, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Remsen, IA. Visitation will be held on Friday, January, 24, 2014 at 4 p.m., Parish Rosary at 5 p.m. and a Vigil Prayer Service at 7 p.m. all at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Remsen, IA. www.fischfh.com.
Published in The Argus Leader from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2014