Les Weiland

Obituaries

December 6, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Leslie L. “Les” Weiland, 87, Iola, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at his home.
Les was born Nov. 20, 1927, on a farm east of Neosho Falls, the son of John and Grace (Bigger) Weiland. He graduated from Neosho Falls High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On July 28, 1951, Les married Esther Butler. They made their home in Neosho, Mo., until moving to Iola in 1971. Les worked in parts and then later in sales for several auto dealerships before retiring. His last employers were John Edward’s Chevrolet in Iola and Zscheile Motor Co. in Burlington.
His wife of 63 years, Esther, survives, as do two sons, Curtis Leslie Weiland, Petrolia, and Rick Steven Weiland, Iola; a brother, Al Weiland, Iola; two sisters, Maxine Smith, Iola, and Rita Alderson, Oklahoma City; three grandchildren, Melissa Niemeyer, Rick Leslie Weiland and Todd Weiland; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clifford “Chig,” Curtis and Kenneth; and three sisters, Florence Henderson, Eva Rawlings and Amilda Danielson.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorials are suggested to the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility or First Church of the Nazarene.
To sign the guestbook online or to leave a condolence go to www.iolafuneral.com.

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