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Octavia Mary Weiler

Octavia Mary Weiler, 83 years old, of Remsen, IA, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.        Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Remsen.  Friends may call anytime after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.  There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m., and vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.        Octavia was born May 15, 1927 at Granville, IA, the daughter of Nick & Catherine (Hoffman) Stoffel.  She was raised and educated in the Remsen area and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School in Remsen in 1945.  After graduating she worked at Dean Drug in Sioux City for several years.        On Oct. 16, 1946 she married Marvin Weiler.  They lived on a farm outside of Kingsley for several years before moving to a farm near Remsen in 1960.  They had 14 children which all graduated from St. Mary’s as well.  Marvin passed away Dec. 9, 1987.  Octavia remained on the farm for two years.  In 1989 she moved into Remsen.  In Aug. 2007 she moved to Happy Siesta Health Care Center.            She was a member of Remsen St. Mary’s Catholic Church & church guild, Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters.  She was a volunteer for Oscar Cash & Happy Siesta.  She enjoyed wood working, golfing, crocheting, fishing, playing pinochle & spending time with family.        Octavia is survived by six daughters & eights sons; Connie Galles & her husband Ron of Remsen, Marvin Jr. & his wife Donna of Ankeny, IA, Cindy Weiler of LeMars, IA, Bob & his wife Gayla of LeMars, IA,  Rick of Struble, IA, Jay & his wife Ellen of Dundee, OR, Denise Hanson of Marcus, IA, Tim & his wife Lorie of Remsen, Janet Hartman & her husband Rob of Blairsville, GA, Chris & his wife Julie of LeMars, IA, Sharon Weiler of Lafayette, OR, Mike of LeMars, IA, Mona Boylan & her husband Scott of LeMars, IA, Jeff & his wife Darla of Remsen; 37 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elsie Carney & her husband Dick of Colorado Springs, CO, Agnes Kritzer of Sioux City, IA; six sisters-in-law, Olga Stoffel of Woodsville, WI, Irene Linen of Sibley, IA,  Adel Stoffel of Bettendorf, IA, Valeria Schroeder, Therry Weiler both of Remsen, Rosella Mueller of Omaha, NE; one brother-in-law, Carel Connor of Remsen.        She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Susan at child birth, five brothers, Bill, Florian, Jack, Andy & Nick, one sister, Martha Goergen & her husband Joe, four brothers-in-law, Dominic Schroeder, Gilbert Weiler, Ralph Mueller, Henry Kritzer, two sisters-in-law, Donna Connor, Verna Harvey & her husband Floyd.           Casket Bearers will be Mark Galles, Trent Weiler, Jeremy Weiler, Nathan Weiler, Jason Prieksat Weiler & Brooke Hanson.        Honorary Bearers will be Octavia’s grandchildren.         Octavia will be truly missed by her family.

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Janet and Family Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ron Jones Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dearest Janet, I know how difficult this time is for you and your brothers and sisters. From reading your Mother's obituary, I can tell she was quite a lady. Now I know where you get your drive. I know you will be sad to leave there; but hurry home to your friend so...

Mary Ruth Cook Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to the family. Our hearts go out to you Rick and Chris. Our prayers to the Weiler Family.

Sam and Sandy Kirby Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Janet and Family Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ron Jones Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dearest Janet, I know how difficult this time is for you and your brothers and sisters. From reading your Mother's obituary, I can tell she was quite a lady. Now I know where you get your drive. I know you will be sad to leave there; but hurry home to your friend so...

Mary Ruth Cook Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To the Weiler family - with sincere sympathy, know that she is at peace.

Chris (Baack) Harms Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss. My condolences go out to the entire family. Your wonderful Mom is in a better place now.

Tricia Spear Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Janet & Family, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We will keep all of you in our prayers.May God bless all the lives she has touched!!!

Dan & DeeAnn Schreiner Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Janet, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family in the loss of your Mom. What a beautiful life she had, and such a wonderful family full of many children, grandchildren and great gradchildren. May you feel the love and support from each other as you sh...

Helen and John Kokoska Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Its so hard to let go. She is probably running the place or trying to but I'm sure my mom is giving her a run for her money. I like to think my mom is tending bar in heaven, serving pizza and shoving quarters in the jukebox listening to Charlie Pride. She'll have a dri...

Vicki & Don Wheatcraft Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM