Michael L. Weiss
1952 - 2021
BORN
1952
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
1535 State Street
Quincy, IL

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.



Published by Herald-Whig on Sep. 21, 2021.
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14 Entries
So sad to hear of Mike's passing Had fun times in high school. He was a very nice and fun guy. Prayers and thoughts to his family.
Mary Ann (Strub) Vitello
School
September 25, 2021
Susie, my deepest condolences to you and your Family. After talking to you almost a month ago, I know he put up a long hard fight. Having met Mike almost 50 yrs. ago through a neighbor, Skip, I always admired his athletic ability. Being able to play Table Tennis with him for the last 25 years was a great Joy also. Can't wait to compete again in our Heavenly Home. Sincerely Mark
Mark Brinkmeyer
Family
September 24, 2021
Susie and family, I am so very sad to hear about Mike's passing. He was so loved by everyone who knew him. What an athlete and what a guy! Condolences to you all.
Sheila Jenkin Davis
Friend
September 23, 2021
I was shocked & so sorry to read of Mike´s passing away. Be assured of our prayers for then Lord Jesus´ peace & comfort for all of you during this sad and difficult time! Troxels
Donna Troxel
September 22, 2021
The Tucker and Penrod Families
September 22, 2021
We have so many funny memories about Mike!!! He had a big heart and a quick wit:) he loved our family and we loved his. Florida trips , our girls sports , deep sea fishing with Phil , Travis , Tris and Mike!!!!! I wanna go back for just a dayrest Mike the hard stuff is over love you forever dear friend
The McColez Family
Friend
September 21, 2021
One hell of a guy we went on a couple of trips to Florida when our kids were younger:) Phil would drop every ball Mike threwMike never dropped one!!!!! He was just so funny and are family was blessed to have him as a great friend Rest Mike the hard stuff is over now love you
The Mccolezs
Friend
September 21, 2021
What a great guy, always fun and funny. A heck of an athlete, Mike was, as others said, one of a kind. That's very true. He will be missed by all who knew him. Condolences to his family.
Mark Curran
Other
September 21, 2021
So very sorry Susie and family:( we took a few trips to Florida with mike and Susie and their kids and always had much fun !! Mike has a beautiful soul and a contagious smile :) he love life and we are so blessed we were his friend. Rest easy weizzel you will be forever missed we love you
Phil and Vicki Mccolez
Friend
September 21, 2021
Fond memories from high school.. such a nice guy. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends..
Vickie Y. (Walker)Elder
School
September 21, 2021
Very good guy worked with Mike at knapheide for years...he inspired me just to show up ....great times....one of a kind guy...they broke the mold when after Mike was born
Neilslater
Friend
September 21, 2021
For many years Mike and I argued - who was the worst golfer in Quincy - I guess now it's me . But that's only one of the hundreds of great , fun memories I had with Mike . Softball , 4-wheeling , golf , Colorado , maybe a beer or 2 , the list goes on . So until we meet again , Sherry and I will forever miss you . Our thoughts and prayers to the proud family.
Steve & Sherry Mangold
Friend
September 21, 2021
A good man and special friend I´m going to miss but never ever forget. I´m just so shocked. Love you man
Randy lewis
September 20, 2021
Mike was someone I will never forget. One of the nicest guys and best athletes, I have ever known. My deepest sympathy to the entire family.
Ralph and Laurie VandenBoom
Friend
September 20, 2021
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