William M. Weedman, Sr. died on May 8, 2013, with his family by his side in the home he loved so much on the shores of Lake Michigan and in the city and state he chose, Algoma, Wisconsin.
Mearl and Georgia (Abendroth) Weedman welcomed their first son, Billie (later legally changed to William) on July l, 1931, in Humble, Texas. The family moved to Rapid City, South Dakota, where the family had roots when Bill was a teenager. He graduated from Rapid City High School and went on to graduate from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he sometimes held five part-time jobs including working in the kitchen, selling stationery, and reading to a blind Veteran. His favorite job was working in the kitchen because the kitchen crew got fed first. He met Dorothy, his wife of 59 years in Psych class as a freshman, and they were married in Chicago Heights, Illinois, on June 10, 1953, two days after they graduated.
Bill's career included two years in the Army at Ft Knox, Ft Benjamin Harrison and Ft Meade. After military service Bill was employed as Assistant Employment Manager at a GM Foundry in Defiance, Ohio, Boy Scout Executive, Placement Manager at a Job Corps Center in Battle Creek, and Regional Placement Director for the Department of Labor, and Assistant Deputy Regional Director of Employment and Training. In 1987 he retired as Deputy Regional Director for Job Corps in Chicago. After retirement Bill, Dorothy, and Bill Jr. moved to Wisconsin where they started a business, Pottery House, selling all-American-made pottery, dinnerware and home and yard accessories. Bill was proud of his work with youth in Scouting and especially Job Corps which he believed remains one of the greatest tools for the human renewal of disadvantaged youth. The Weedman family also worked together on many volunteer programs including church-related activities, delivery of Meals-on-Wheels, serving as court-appointed guardians of person, Kewaunee County Committee on Aging, Unity Hospice volunteers, Sturgeon Bay Rotary and Calvary Assembly of God Heavenly Business Food Pantry.
Special thanks to Dr. Richard Hogan, Algoma Rescue Squad, Algoma Long Term PT and OT Department, Door County Emergency Department and staff, for loving care they gave Bill and his family.
A Memorial Service with Pastors; Tim Malec, Jerry Groth and Kenneth Taylor officiating will be held at BayView Lutheran Church, 340 W. Maple, Sturgeon Bay, at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013. Besides Dorothy and Bill Jr. Bill is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Richard Roller and grandchildren Katharine and Benjamin.
The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, assisted the family with arrangements.
Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.schinderle.com.