Paul "Floyd" Weibel age 78 years of Winsted, Minn. died Tuesday evening, May 5, 1998 at his residence.
He was born in Winsted on Dec. 1, 1919, the son of Paul J. and Ellen Carlson Weibel.
Floyd was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in Winsted on Dec. 25, 1919. He was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith at St. John's Lutheran Church on Dec. 8, 1935.
Floyd honorably served his country in the United States Army during World War II.
On Sept. 7, 1949, Floyd was joined in holy marriage to Marcella Laxen at the rectory of Holy Trinity Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with five children.
Floyd retired from Lester's in 1985 after 17 years as a truck driver. He also owned and operated Floyd's Bike Repair in Winsted for 40 years.
Floyd was a life long member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Winsted. He also belonged to American Legion Post # 407 for 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Marcy Weibel; children Linda (Gary) Deidrick of Winsted, Mary (Alan) Crawford of Braham, Carol (David) Paschke of Watertown, Toni (Randy) Mills of Maple Lake, and Paul J. (Patti) Weibel of Winsted; grandchildren, Michelle and Matthew, Nicholas, Michael, and Joseph, Robby and Stefanie, Paul and Alex.
He is further survived by sisters and brothers, Ruth Noreen of Winsted, Martin "Les" (Marilyn) Weibel of Hopkins, June (George) Nick of Hastings, Harold "Pete" (Muriel) Weibel of Winsted, and Stan (Jackie) Weibel of Winsted, Glen (Ellen) Weibel of Cannon Falls, Bob (Mary Ann) Weibel of San Mateo, Calif., Curtis (Kathy) Weibel of Wisconsin; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Herman (Phyllis) Laxen of San Rafael, Calif., Vince (Ceil) Laxen of Winsted, Mary Teresa Koester of Princeton; and many other relatives and friends.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, Paul J. and Ellen Weibel; by a grandchild, and by three brothers and a sister.
Funeral services for Floyd were held Saturday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Winsted. The Revs. Michael Nirva and Martin Schoenfeld officiated.
Interment was at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Friends called at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted Friday, May 8 from 4 - 9 p.m.. and also at the church on Saturday, May 9 one hour prior to the funeral service.
An American Legion wake service was held Friday evening at 7 p.m. and a prayer service was also held at 8 p.m.
Nancy Butterfass was the service's organist. Bruce Gatz was the vocalist and he sang "On Eagles Wings."
"Amazing Grace-How Sweet the Sound," "The Old Rugged Cross," and "America the Beautiful" were sung as congregational hymns.
Harold Weibel, Reuben Kieser, Dominic Jagodzinski, Gene Hausladen, Dale and George Lachermeier served as the casket bearers.
The Chilson Funeral Home served the family.