Donald “Don” Raymond Weiss


Donald Raymond Weiss (Don) was born on Dec 28th, 1946 in Cincinnati Ohio to Ralph and Julia (Ostendorf) Weiss.Don is an identical twin, brother Ronald Ralph Weiss(Okeana, Ohio).Don’s parents loved the boys and raised them to respect others, work and play fair.

 Don grew up in a country setting on Hubble Road, in White Oaks Cincinnati. Don was raised in the catholic faith.He graduated from Colerain High school. Don added to his education at the Community College in Cincinnati, Ohio and many CEU courses and management seminars.Don lived in the Cincinnati, Ohio area for the first 32 years of his life.He spent most of his career in management with the foods and beverage industry. First with Pepsi Cola, then accepting a position with Coca-Cola Bottlers in Wisconsin, and later accepting a management position with Conagra Foods and relocating to Indiana.In the summer of 1983, in Dayton, Ohio, Don and Kathy (Billie Katherine Coleman) said their marriage vows before God, family and friends. They shared 38 years together, working to build the life they loved for themselves and their children.Don and Kathy started their marriage with children, Jeffrey Weiss, Joseph Weiss, Robin Haskins, Gena Roberts, Jonathan Weiss, Jennifer Weiss and Julie Weiss. The Weiss Home, was filled with love, laughter and the changes and challenges of a blended family. Don had the opportunity to be a loving Grandpa to his 6 grandchildren, Ethan Haskins, Austin Siikarla, Haley Haskins, Mckenna Haskins, Dylan Roberts and Nathan Roberts. He was also very fond of his grand dog BB. Don shared in every aspect of each of their lives and was the typical Grandpa with bragging rights to each of their accomplishments and a secure sturdy advisor when they needed it. (even if not solicited) 

Don enjoyed fishing. He especially enjoyed his fishing days at Waveland Lake with his best friend Al Fields. Don liked to garden, can and cook . Don and Al for several years cooked and coordinated all of the funeral dinners at Hope Community Church and the Men’s Fellowship Breakfasts. Don and Al had a priceless friendship, those who witnessed the bonding and interactions in the friendship nicknamed the two of them, The Grumpy Old Men. (like the movie) Don shared a very special friendship with Rick Urban, Rick called Don “Dad” and Don looked at Rick as a son. Don made the best Salsa in Indiana. The medical team at The Community North Surgery Center always looked forward to Don’s homemade salsa on pitch in days. The freezer and storage pantry were always kept well stocked with fruit from his orchard and vegetables from his garden. Don and Al and few others from Hope Community had a garden grown with the purpose of sharing produce with those unable to raise a garden.Don enjoyed hunting and woodworking. Making cradles for  his grandchildren and beds for his daughters. Don built the stalls for his wife, Kathy’s horses and his horse Rebound.

Don enjoyed restoring horse buggies and driving his mare Bella, in the surrey on Sunday afternoons.Don was a man with great knowledge and the ability to repair or make anything.Don enjoyed hunting, target practice, watching football and Live PD. Don, raised hunting dogs in his earlier adult life. Don, recently said goodbye to his Buddy, Gizmo, who was his faithful companion for 13 years. His new buddy, Speedy misses him each day. Don established his own club called The Men’s Club. To be a member one must be male or canine, like to eat peanuts, cashews, pringles, trail mix and watch TV. Charter members were Don, his sons Joseph and Jeffrey, grandson Ethan, and his Buddies, Gizmo and Speedy.

Those who love and know Don best found Don’s sense of humor and poetry that he recited to bring laughter at all fun occasions.Don was faithful in his attendance at Hope Community Church. Don worshipped God and Shared a walk with Him daily. Don went to reside in a heavenly mansion designed just for him on Dec 26th. Don’s relocation to heaven from earth has left a void in the lives of all those who love him but we are holding tight to the promise that we will see him again.

 Waiting here on earth until together again forever is his wife Kathy, daughters Robin Haskins, Gena Roberts, sister in law Sherry K. Jones, brother Ron Weiss, sister in law, Ann Seta Weiss. grandchildren, Ethan, Austin,(Katie) Haley,(Kyle)  McKenna,(Grant) Nathan and Dylan, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

 We will celebrate Don’s life lived here on earth at 3:00 PM on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020, at Hope Community Church, 665 W. 375 N., Lebanon, Indiana . The celebration will start at 2:00 PM with a time of visitation, and then the service to honor Don and share precious memories will begin at 3:00 PM. There will be a dinner provided by Hope Community Church following the service for family and close friends. Memorial contributions in Don’s honor may be made to Hope Community Building Fund or Hope Community Church Teen Group, 665 W. 375 N., Lebanon, IN 46052.

 

 

 

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22 thoughts on “Donald “Don” Raymond Weiss

  • Mary Jo Niklas Dangel

    I went to grade school with the Weiss twins & just learned of Don’s death. Twins are more common today but Don & Ron were our only twins. So sorry.
    Mary Jo Niklas Dangel

  • Pat Groff

    I am so sorry not to be able to give you big hugs from such a distance. Although I didn’t know Don, I know you were loved because you were strong in the face of all that has happened to you and your family. Love you, Cousin.

  • Linda Davis

    Don was a good and kind man with a great sense of humor. He had a loving heart, which did not hesitate to embrace his wife’s (Kathy) family, both near and far. It was a privilege to get to know him. We feel blessed to have spent some time with him over the past ten years. Our hearts hurt, knowing that Kathy, his children and granchildren are feeling great pain at his passing. May those, who loved Don so very much, find peace and healing. We send you our love.

    • Kathy Weiss

      I love you Linda Jean..my heart is broken.but I feel blessed to have been his wife for 38 years.He always enjoyed our cousin visits so much..

  • Mary Jo

    I always would kid Don about being so much older than me(1 mo) Guess he won the ultimate contest too, he got to Heaven first!!
    Love you Kathi and Robin

    • Kathy Weiss

      Thank you to all of those who have expressed condolences and shared thier feelings .so thankful for family and friends.i am still in a state of disbelief and questions .God gives me the strength I need daily .God has supplied my every need .I don’t understand why Don had to leave for heaven so early as I had planned to grow older together but I know Don was a forgiven child of the King and God never makes mistakes in the path he leads his children down….

  • Ashley Fish

    Kathy,
    I am deeply saddened to hear about your Don. My heart goes out to you and your family. Please know that your work family is here if you need anything!

    • Christine Endicott

      I felt comfort when Kathy posted loving words on my husband’s memorial page that it inspires me to do the same.
      I met Don and Kathy at a Rehab facility were both of our husbands were. The brief visits I had with Don showed me his good nature and love for life.
      Kathy and I were instant friends and our love for God unites us always.
      What a rich and fortifying marriage union you both had. Truly nothing can take all the good you have shared together. May you find comfort and peace in the loving arms of your family and friends.
      Christine

  • Elaine Hohman

    Kathy, I was both shocked and saddened to hear of Don’s passing. You and he had a very special love for one another. He was so supportive of your passions, especially your love of horses. He beamed when telling about your riding in parades, your weekend outings with your friends and their horses. It was so obvious that you were
    “Soul mates”. He was a giving person. He didn’t let the distance between your home and ours keep him from attending our family gatherings. We will miss him and hope that we continue to see you when our families come together.

    Love, Elaine

  • Bill and Linda Stuteville

    We are so sorry about the passing of a great man. Loved helping in the kitchen with him and Al. Don had so many stories to tell. He was one of the hardest workers I know. I know he will be missed by all who knew him and especially his loving family. We are praying that God be with all, now and in the days to come. We know he is in Heaven with God and he has no more pain. He is healed. Praise the Lord.

  • Meredith Bougher

    Will be sadly missed by family and church family. But knowing He has His hands on all of His children. I know the scriptures tells us he will be walking the streets of goal with a whole spiritual body. So Don until we meet you again May to enjoy the glory of our Lord and Savior

  • Lisa Wolford

    I give my condolences to the entire family! Although I did not know Don all that well I could see loved his family! I love, miss you all and your in our thoughts and prayers! He is in a beautiful and peaceful place in Heaven. May God give u strength to get through.❤️

  • Maggie Vanhook

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Don Weiss for many years. His wife Kathy and I worked together and had a beautiful friendship outside of work and still do. She’s my vacation buddy and every time we would leave Don would “say , he didn’t know what he was going to eat except stale bread and peanut butter while she was gone”. He loved God and now he is in Gods hands and will be loved and cared for just as he was here on earth with us. He will be missed and loved forever ❤️🙏

  • Sue Ann Sandlin

    Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Don was a special man and I know he will be missed by many people. It is a blessing he had a relationship with his Heavenly Father and has been restored! No doubt he has already found a fishing hole and is cutting jokes with those surrounding him in Heaven.

  • Jessica Coleman

    We miss you Uncle Don! I wonder if heaven will allow me to send you my Mason jar back to fill it with your special salsa that you always made sure I got. We love you so very much and you will be missed so much.

  • Gena Roberts

    We miss you dad! ❤️ DEFINITELY A LIFE WELL LIVED! The world needs more men like dad! A man of high integrity. He is loved and missed!

    A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for their expressions of love and support.

    Grandpa Weissy (as my youngest affectionately referred to him as…enjoy fishing in heaven! Looking forward to seeing your boat!

    We miss you!

    ❤️, Gena and Boys (and bb 🐶❤️)