George A. Wiss, 71, of Eiting Road in Minster, died on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at his home.
He was born on Sept. 1, 1942, in Celina, to the late Leo C. and the late Leona M. (Bergman) Wiss.
He married Rosemary Quinter on July 26, 1969, in St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster. She survives in Minster.
He is also survived by a son, Michael and Kelly Wiss of Minster, and their children, Madison, Meghan and Andrew, son Mark Wiss of Minster, and daughter Michelle Wiss of Minster, brother Thomas Wiss and friend Darlene Knous of St. Marys, sister, Marilyn and Tim Kuenning of New Bremen.
He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Brenda Wiss and stepmother Eleanor Wiss.
He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster, Minster American Legion, Minster VFW, Minster F.O.E. 1391 and Minster Athletic Booster.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy as a medic for five years and served his last year on the U.S.S. Enterprise in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War. After the Navy, he worked as a medical technologist at Joint Township Hospital, St. Marys where he retired from.
After his retirement, he was an avid outdoorsman and loved to help with athletic activities for Minster Schools.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating.
Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery with full military honors by the Minster Firing Squad.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Lake Hospice, Minster Athletic Boosters or to the Minster Recreational Fund.
Condolences may be made at HogenkampFh.com.