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Leonard J. "Red" Weis, age 85, of Dubuque, Iowa, was called home peacefully at 2:45 p.m., on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Leonard's life, funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Deacon Bill Biver officiating. To celebrate Leonard's life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m., until the time of services at 11:30 a.m., on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.

Leonard was born on June 10, 1931, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Paul P. and Marie K. (Kueper) Weis.

Leonard was a lifelong resident of Dubuque, who proudly served his country with the National Guard for 26 years. He was a loyal employee, devoting 36 years of his working career as a dock worker for H&W Trucking until his well earned retirement. Faith was a priority in Leonard's life and he was a longtime member of St. Joseph the Worker Church. Leonard was also a faithful member of the Teamsters Local #421, the M.O.T.H. Club and the Eagles Club. In his free time, Leonard could be found sitting in the woods quietly waiting for his prey to cross his path, or contently casting his line into the open water looking for a "keeper" to brag about to his friends. Leonard also enjoyed making home movies to document all of life's events; amassing an impressive collection of over 8000 VHS tapes to look back at in time and relive all of the treasured memories again and again. The most important aspect of Leonard's life, however, was his family. He was a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother who was always there for all he loved and cared for. Although our hearts are saddened by Leonard's passing into eternity ahead of us, we know that one day we will all be reunited again and begin to create an entire new library of perfect memories.

Those left to cherish Leonard's memory include

his 7 children,
Agnes Williams, Cedar Rapids, IA,
Katherine Creamer, Dubuque, IA,
Martha (Khalid) Kousheh, Dubuque, IA,
Susan Herbst, Marion, IA,
Lynn (Jason) Watters, St. Catherine, IA,
Robert Weis, Billings, MT
and James Weis, Merritt Island, FL;

his 21 grandchildren;

4 great-grandchildren;

4 step-children;

9 step-grandchildren;

6 step-great-grandchildren;

1 step great great-granddaughter;

his sister,
Joanne (Robert) Stelpflug, Lancaster, WI;

2 sisters-in-law,
Rose Weis
and Mary Ann Weis, both of Dubuque, IA;

and his former wife,
Diane D. (Heim) Weis, Dubuque, IA.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; his 1st wife, Sara K. (Sprague) Weis; a daughter, Mary Brigham; a granddaughter, Sydney Watters; 2 grandsons, Michael Kloepper and Samuel Creamer; and 4 brothers, Paul Weis Jr., Louis Weis, Karl Weis and Arnold "Butch" Weis.

A Leonard J. Weis memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among his favorite charities.

Leonard's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff of Hospice of Dubuque and No Place Like Home, for all of the kind, compassionate and professional care they have provided Leonard and his family.