Alois R. Weiser, 91, of Hayward passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at his home.
Alois Raymond Weiser was born Sept. 1, 1928, in Odin, Kansas, the son of Rudolph and Mary (Grellinger) Weiser. He was raised on the family farm in Kansas and attended schools in the Odin area. After graduating from high school, Al joined the U.S. Army on Dec. 13, 1950, and served during the Korean War. Al was honorably discharged on Nov. 22, 1952, and then settled in Wisconsin, where he worked at several jobs until owning and operating Surf Bowl, a bowling alley in Racine. On June 5, 1954, Al was joined in marriage to Joan Theres in Racine. Al continued to work at the bowling alley until 1976, when he and Joan purchased Bill’s Landing Resort on Nelson Lake in Hayward. They changed the name of the resort to Weiser’s Landing and operated it for five years. After selling the resort, Al and Joan moved into a home on Spring Lake near Hayward. Al began work as a postal carrier for the Hayward Post Office and served in that position until his retirement 10 years later. Al enjoyed fishing, bowling, vegetable gardening, cooking, sausage making and watching the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign War, VFW Military Order of the Cootie, Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Al is survived by his two children, Jill (Greg) Peterson of Hayward and Stanley (Christine) Weiser of Bonita Springs, Florida; four grandsons, Brandon Czub, Cory Peterson, Austin Weiser and Brett Weiser; one great-granddaughter, Autumn Weiser; two sisters, Trudy Sturdy of Sun City West, Arizona, and Katie Reif of Wichita, Kansas; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joan; seven brothers and one sister.
A visitation will be held for Al from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at the Hayward Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, with Father David Neuschwander officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the State of Wisconsin Military Funeral Honors Program.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hayward Regional Hospice, 15910 W Company Lake Rd., Ste. 3, or St. Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box 877, both of Hayward, WI 54843.
Online condolences and photos may be shared at www.bratley-nelsonchapels.com.