Paul David Weis, age 72, of Hilbert, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born November 16, 1947 in Milwaukee, son of the late George and Ruth (Froehlich) Weis. Paul married Amy Kuester on April 22, 1972 in West Bend.
Paul pulled every moment out of life that he could and was always up for an adventure. Opportunity brought Paul and Amy to Hilbert to run and operate Rustic Lanes and later Pinewoods bowling alley in Brillion. Paul had fond memories and many stories of bowling in various traveling leagues and creating the Saturday Afternoon Traveling League where he served as President of the league for many years.
Paul took advantage of a new opportunity and stepped away from running the bowling alley and bar. He became a semi truck driver and a few years later, an owner operator. Being a truck driver was his career. He loved to share stories of his adventures out on the road, and he instilled his love of driving semis in his son-in-law and eldest grandson.
Even after Paul stepped away from running the bowling alleys, he was still an active part of the bowling community. He bowled in various leagues in the area, continued bowling in Saturday Afternoon Traveling League, participated in various local and state tournaments, and was a Junior Bowling Coach in Hilbert. It is not an exaggeration to say that Paul coached many of the bowlers in this area and helped instill a love of the game to many.
Paul would never turn down shaking dice or bowling for a free Old Fashioned. He’d often say, “Free is me!” and he enjoyed his Friday Night penny-a-pin matchup against his daughter.
Paul looked forward to nights out for dinner where he would always run into someone who he knew from his years of running the bowling alleys or being a part of leagues. Even if it had been years since he saw someone, he had the ability to pick up a conversation like they had just seen each other yesterday. There wasn’t anything Paul wouldn’t give to make the life of someone around him better.
Paul dedicated his life to his family. He especially loved the annual family trip to the northwoods cabins with his extended family. He’d spend time golfing, fishing, and sharing stories around the campfire. The highlight of his vacation was pulling anyone who was willing on the tubes behind the boat. He found great joy being out on the lake and seeing how high the tubers could fly through the air and how long they could hang on through the wake and the waves.
Paul will always be remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Amy; his son: Paul John (Rose) Weis of Mesa, Arizona; his daughter: Stephanie (Caleb) Westbrook of Stockbridge; his grandchildren: Macallister Cashell, Robert Westbrook, and Katelyn Westbrook; his sister-in-laws: Susan (Jim) Searles and Julie (Paul) Giese, and his brother-in-law David (Terri) Klein. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, his father and mother-in-law: John and Grace Kuester, a sister-in-law: Mary Klein, and grandson: Daniel Westbrook.
Funeral service will be at 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 pm until the time of the service on Saturday, August 29, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund for local Junior Bowlers and a Memorial Bowling Tournament has been established at Official’s Den in Hilbert. The tentative date for the 2020 tournament is November 14th and 15th. The family would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Kris, his Hospice Nurse who took such good care of Paul during his last days at home with his family.