Lamire X. Wiss (1927 - 2016)

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Lamire X. Wiss, 89, of Vandalia, passed away on the morning of Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at his home.
A celebration of life/open house will be held from 5-8 p.m. this Friday at the Wiss residence in Vandalia. Kalmer Memorials Services in Lebanon was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Wiss was born on Jan. 21, 1927, in Vandalia. He married Thelma Irene Adams on Sept. 29, 1951.
He graduated from Millikin University with a degree in business in 1950. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and was treasurer of his senior class.
Mr. Wiss was owner and broker of Abe Lincoln Real Estates in Vandalia for more than 25 years. He also owned and operated restaurants, including Jay's and The Abe Lincoln. He owned a Ben Franklin Store in Greenville and co-owned a Ben Franklin Store in Vandalia.
Over the years, Mr. Wiss was president of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce and member of Vandalia Rotary Club, and was a founding member of the Vandalia Jaycees.
He also was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1994-46. He was a saxophone player and member and the Navy Band.
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Shayla and her husband Jeff Kline of Edwardsville, and Amy and her husband Scott Schuett of Edwardsville; grandchildren, Chad Haas and his wife Angie of St. Peters, Mo., Breanna Schuett of Columbia, Mo., and Bonnie Schuett of Edwardsville; and great-grandchildren, Aubrey Haas and Avrianne Haas.
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Published in The Leader-Union from July 27 to Aug. 3, 2016
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