MINSTER — George A. Wiss, age 71, of Eiting Rd. Minster, died on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at his home.
He was born Sept. 1, 1942 in Celina, to the late Leo C. and the late Leona M. (Bergman) Wiss. He married Rosemary Quinter on July 26, 1969, in St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster. She survives in Minster.
He is also survived by son, Michael and Kelly Wiss, of Minster, and their children Madison, Meghan and Andrew, son, Mark Wiss, of Minster, and daughter, Michelle Wiss, of Minster; brother, Thomas Wiss and friend Darlene Knous, of St. Marys; and sister, Marilyn and Tim Kuenning, of New Bremen.
He was preceded in death by sister-in-law, Brenda Wiss, and stepmother, Eleanor Wiss.
He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster. Minster American Legion, Minster VFW, Minster FOE 1391 and Minster Athletic Booster.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy as a medic for five years and served his last year on the USS Enterprise in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War. After the Navy he worked as a medical technologist at Joint Township Hospital, St. Marys, where he retired from.
After his retirement, he was an avid outdoorsman and loved to help with athletic activities for Minster Schools.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, with the Rev. Rick Nieberding celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery with full military honors by the Minster Firing Squad.
Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Lake Hospice, Minster Athletic Boosters and Minster Recreational Fund.
Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.