John H. Weets, 86, of Dubuque, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.
A visitation will be held from 4 to 6:15 P.M. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, with a celebration of life service beginning at 6:30 P.M. A private burial will be held at a later date from the Streets Cemetery, rural Maquoketa.
John Henry Weets was born on March 20, 1931 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Henry and Edith (Edwards) Weets. He was a graduate of Maquoketa High School and then served his country in the U.S. Army receiving an honorable discharge with the rank of Sergeant. He had also received the Korean Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and the United Nations Service Medal. He married Mary Ann Larkey on January 2, 1951 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Following his military service, John returned home and began a 40 year career with the Maquoketa Municipal Electric Utility Plant. Thirty-four of those years were spent as Power Plant Superintendent and 6 years as the Utility Manager. He retired in 1994.
John was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa, and a lifetime member of the Maquoketa VFW Post #3633 O'Connor-Regenwether. He enjoyed camping and traveling, tinkering on cars, crafts and woodworking. In retirement, John and Mary spent winters in Mission, Texas for many years.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Mary Ann Weets of Dubuque, IA; children, Dennis (Marsha) Weets of Monument, CO, Kathy (John) Lee of Prairie City, IA, Lori Weets of Dubuque, IA, Karla (Wilhelm "Will") DeLarm of Maquoketa, IA, and Gary (Dawn) Weets of Platteville, WI; 11 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Paula, a brother Max, and a sister Eunice "Sue" Davison.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a John H. Weets memorial fund has been established.
Online Condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.
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So very sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers surround you!
Thinking of you as you grieve Johnny's passing. I'm sure he and Grandpa Pete are keeping each other in good company in Heaven. With warm thoughts and prayers for comfort in this time of sorrow. Amanda and Gordon Morris and sons Easton, Maguire and Seaver Morris.
LORI AND FAMILY IM SORRY TO SEE UR DAD HAS PASSED AWAY
Karla and family, Sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you..... (((HUGS!))) Kathi & Eric
Mary & Family: The proper words are hard to find at a time like this, but we was so sorry to hear of John"s passing. As City employs for so many years we met and always enjoyed our time and John most often was smiling. Enjoyed his face book remarks and will miss them. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
Bob and I always enjoyed camping with them.
Karla and family we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I've known Johnny all my life, since Kathy and I were born (same day/hospital). He was always quite a character, and I knew whenever I saw him he'd joke with me about something. I know this will be a difficult time for the family, and my sympathy goes out to all of you.
Sorry to hear of John's passing thoughts and prayers to you and the family
Mary Ann and Family, Thoughts and prayers for all of you as you mourn John's passing.
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Thinking of your family at this time. Lots of fun memories of going to your house when I was young!
WE are so sorry to hear of John's death. Mary Ann you have our deepest sympathy.may God give you strength and comfort during this most difficult time.
I remember stopping by the Weets house on many occasions before or after school and was often greeted by John. He was so ornery and fun. One of my favorite memories is when he broke his glasses and repaired them by melting a black cap from a Bic pen and then 'welded' them back together. It's still makes me laugh. Mary Ann and family, I am sorry for your loss and will keep you all in prayer.
To Mary and family, it was my pleasure to get to know John when I served on the MMEU board. He was a caring and fine man. Darrel and I are sending our deepest sympathy.
Sorry to hear about John(inspector gadget)as he became that to us. He was a wonderful neighbor and will miss him.Mary you need anything let us know .Julie n Dennis n Nosey(Snoopy as John would call her that) Prayers to you Mary n family
Sorry to hear about your loss of Johnny he was a great guy and will be missed! Doug & Robin Hansen , Amanda Morris and her family, Ashley Hansen and her familiy..
Thinking of your family - he was a wonderful man!
Was sorry to learn of Johnny's passing .He was an orny old cuss .But loved him much.I'd say him and dad are whopping it up about now. love you guys much Karen Rae
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