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WEIST, HERMAN C., was born May 2, 1918, and died Saturday, October 31, 2009.

A resident of Longwood, FL, he was born and raised in Louisville. He joined the Navy at 17 and served on the ship that was sent to the Pacific to search for Amelia Earhart and continued serving during World War II as a naval chief petty officer aboard the USS Lexington in the Pacific theatre.

Herman was a man of many interests and many careers. After the war, he returned to Louisville and became a prominent businessman, inventor, film producer and yacht builder. He owned many businesses (Nupak Inc., TMC Inc., Deltona Marine to name a few), the last of which was Weist Industries of Louisville. He was the holder for many patents for sophisticated medical equipment and innovative plastic bag manufacturing machinery.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Dottie Weist; their two children, Paul Weist of Orlando, FL and Brenda Weist Sproat of Tampa, FL; their son-in-law, Jeff Sproat; three granddaughters, Cammie, Sarah and Ciera Weist; and two grandsons, Jason and Adam Sproat.

Visitation and service will be held for Mr. Weist at Pearson's Funeral Home, 149 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, KY 40207 on Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 3-7 p.m. with services Friday at noon. Burial will be at Cave Hill Cemetery following the service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to: Hospice of the Comforter , 480 W. Central Pkwy., Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.



Published in The Courier-Journal on Nov. 3, 2009
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