Ernest Weiss

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Ernest Weiss

PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Ernest E. Weiss, 74, of Perryville died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at his home.

He was born Aug. 6, 1934, in Perry County, son of Rudolph and Bertha Metzger Weiss. He and Rosemary Flora Weisbrod were married June 11, 1955.

Weiss began in 1952 as a roofing contractor with AALCO Roofing Inc. in St. Louis, where he later was owner/operator from 1966 until retiring in 2007. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Highland, Mo., the church council and Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus Council 1263.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sheryl Winschel of Perryville; a son, Mark Weiss of St. Louis; a brother, Glennon Weiss of Dothan, Ala.; two sisters, Barbara Huber of Decatur, Ill., Rita Laurentius of St. Louis; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 6:30 to 9:20 a.m. Friday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The rosary will be recited at 7 Thursday.

Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church in Highland. The Revs. Robert Brockland and Tony Dattilo will concelebrate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.