Michael L. "Mike" Weiss, age 69, of Quincy, died on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 10:09 pm in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Mike was born May 2, 1952 in Jackson, Mississippi, the son of Jack and Bernice Williams Weiss. He married Susan Reddick on March 17, 1984 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She survives.
Mike was a 1970 graduate of Quincy High School and was inducted in to the QHS Blue Devil Sports Hall of Fame. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1970 and spent the next six and a half years pitching in A, AA and AAA leagues. During his baseball career, Mike returned to Quincy in 1973 where he went 11-4 pitching for his hometown Quincy Cubs, in the Midwest League. Mike learned to operate a printing press while traveling the country playing baseball. Mike received his first job printing in Arizona, and was employed as a printing press operator for many years before being employed by Knapheide Manufacturing until his retirement in 2014. Mike loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Susan, include three children: Travis Weiss of Quincy; Morgan (Bradley Jr.) Longcor of Quincy; and Jennifer Weiss of Quincy; and four grandchildren: Rowyn Weiss, Bradley III and Myley Longcor, and Charlestyn Reilly.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents.
Services: 10:00 am on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Martin Eden officiating.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Little Devils Basketball Program. Memorial Donations may be made online at https://memorials.hansenspear.com
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.