Lewis Weseman, 90, Albert Lea

Published 5:26am Sunday, December 16, 2012

Funeral services for Lewis Herman Weseman, 90, of Albert Lea, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Theodore Catholic Church. The Rev. Timothy Reker and Deacon Mike Ellis will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Newry Township, with military honors accorded by area servicemen’s organizations. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Lewis Weseman

Lewis Herman Weseman was born on May 1, 1922, in Orth, the son of Fred and Carrie (Knoll) Weseman. He grew up in Hollandale and attended elementary school there. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1942. On Nov. 21, 1944, Lewis was united in marriage to Marian Dorothy Caron at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newry Township. During World War II, Lewis served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked for Consolidated Foods, Dykema Construction, and then for the city of Albert Lea in the street department for many years, retiring in 1987. Lewis was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church, the Albert Lea Senior Citizens and a 50-year member of the American Legion. He enjoyed woodworking, playing baseball and softball. Lewis was a member of the Freeborn County Softball Hall of Fame.

Survivors include his wife Marian; children Adele Tyhurst, Diane (David) Leeds, David (Julie) Weseman and Carl Weseman; son-in-law Gordon Dentinger; daughter-in-law Stephanie Weseman; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law Kenneth Jergenson and Raymond Cochlin; sister-in-law DeLoris Caron, and many nieces and nephews.

Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Carrie Weseman, his daughter Barbara Dentinger, his son Daniel Weseman, son-in-law James Tyhurst, four great-grandchildren, sister Mathilda Jergenson, brothers Lloyd (Jen), Claude (Beatrice) and Theodore Weseman; his mother-in-law and father-in-law Eli and Dorothy Caron, brothers-in-law Hilaire and Romeo Caron and sister-in-law Rosalie Cochlin.

Blessed be his memory.