Harold Weitzel, 1929-2018

Published 1:00 am Monday, July 2, 2018

Memorial services for Harold Weitzel of Albert Lea will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends may visit with family one hour before services at the church.

Harold Weitzel

Harold died Monday, June 25, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. He was 89.

Harold was born March 30, 1929, in Frost, the son of Henry and Katherine (Strackbein) Weitzel. He attended school in Wells and as a young man moved to the Red Wing area, where he worked at a bakery.

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He transferred to a bakery in Albert Lea and met and married Norreen Dahl in 1946. They started their family in 1948. Harold started his own roofing company, Weitzel Roofing, retiring after more than 50 years. He worked hard to build his business and took much pride in the fact his children will continue with the same quality and diligence he did.

In earlier years Harold and Noreen enjoyed dancing. Perfectionist that he was, he took much pride in restoring classic cars and going to antique car shows.

Harold liked to tell jokes and will be remembered as a great storyteller.

He is survived by children Carol Weitzel Trish of Chanhassen, Steve (Cynthia) Weitzel of Albert Lea, Mitchell (Rhonda) Weitzel of Zumbrota, Kevin (Denise) Weitzel of Glenville, Annette Weitzel (Lan) Camacho of Albert Lea and Troy David Weitzel of Albert Lea; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ronald Siblerud, of Hartland; sister-in-law, Verla Weitzel, of Blue Earth; many nieces and nephews; and friend and companion, Judy Palmateer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Daniel, in infancy; his wife, Norreen; his wife, Lael; and many brothers and sisters.