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Clarence V. Weiler, 92, Athens, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Dycora Transitional Living, Abbotsford, under the care of Ministry Hospice.

He was born April 20, 1925 in the town of Bern, youngest of 14 children, son of the late Sebastian and Margaret (Gilles) Weiler. On November 1, 1980, he married Delores (Berres) Rodman in Wausau. She survives. 

Clarence was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the American Legion Chapman-Belter Post No. 4, Athens for 48 years. He owned and operated Weiler’s Bar in Athens for 37 years, where he met many people and made many lifelong friendships. Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers.

Survivors include his wife, Delores, Athens; one daughter, Linda (Randy) Rodman, Milwaukee; eight step-children, Brenda (John) Klimpke, Kenai, Alaska, Tammy (Mike) Dahl, Athens, Todd Rodman, Stetsonville, Gail (Scott) Zettler, Athens, Dawn Rodman, Edgar, Noreen (Dennis) Albrecht, Marathon, Wendy (Tony) Niewolny, Athens and Troy (Erica) Rodman, Hilbert, Wis.; two sisters, Dorothy Schug, Abbotsford and Mary Bina, Viroqua; one brother, Bill Weiler, Abbotsford; daughter-in-law, Chris Weiler, South Milwaukee; sister-in-law, Marlene Jones, Ohio; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; and his very special kitty “Gracie”.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Inez; his second wife, Bernice; two sons, Gerald and Lester; and his siblings, Sebastian “Bud”, Charlie, Hank, Nick, Theresa Kreft, Rose Gilbertson, Helen Schreiner, and three very young siblings. 

The Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. Rev. George Graham will preside. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Athens with full military honors conducted by the American Legion, Athens and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Athens. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to his grandson, Chris Dahl for all the loving care you gave to Grandpa Clarence over the years, also, the family would like to thank the staff at Dycora and Ministry Hospice for the excellent care and support for Clarence during his stay at the nursing home.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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