John Austin Weiler, age 86, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020. He was born in Hastings, Nebraska on October 9, 1933 and was the son of Henry (Harry) John Weiler from Baden, Ontario, Canada and Orlow Beryl Weiler from Bradwardine, Manitoba, Canada. His family moved from Nebraska to Pueblo, Colorado where he was raised with his sisters Mary Naquin and Margaret Smith. After graduating from Centennial High School in Pueblo, John attended the University of Colorado, during which time he met his wife Maralyn Lee Weiler, née Abrahamson, and joined the United States Army. John and Maralyn were married on September 21, 1957 and upon his honorable discharge from the US Army, John and Maralyn returned to Boulder where he graduated with a degree in business. John’s business endeavors took Maralyn and him to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1958 where he owned and operated K&L sales, managed Abrahamson Lumber Company, managed medical sales for Industrial Gas Products, and became a successful realtor of residential real estate from 1977-2010. John was predeceased by his beloved wife Maralyn in 1988.
John’s first passion was his family. Always giving of his time, money, and love, he made their lives better and happier. His second passion was CU Football. Sitting in the same seats for sixty-eight years and rarely missing a game, John was famous for staying until the final play of the game, despite the outcome. “Many of these kids’ parents can’t be here. We need to support them to the end!” he would explain. John also loved golf and cherished his Monday foursome at Patty Jewett with dear friends. As an extremely caring and involved person in the community, John served as president of the Colorado Springs Jaycees, as president of the Broadmoor Rotary Club, and as president of the Chapel Columbarium Association. He was also an active member of his homeowners’ association at Saturn Towers, delivered Meals on Wheels, and volunteered for numerous other organizations around town. John’s smile lit up the room, and his quick wit, warm heart, and the twinkle in his eyes earned him the love of all. Without fail he saw the best in people and asked his children always to do the same. As an extraordinarily positive person, John never complained, even as he battled multiple myeloma for eighteen years. John will be buried alongside his wife Maralyn at the Chapel of Our Saviour Episcopal Church where he was a devout congregant and a founding member.
John is survived by his sister, Mary Naquin and five children; Lynn (Larry) Wenneborg, Lisa (Chris) Houston, Lori (Todd) Leda, John (Melissa) Weiler, and Laina (Brendan) Doyle, along with eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
A family only interment will be held at the Chapel of Our Saviour Columbarium. A memorial reception for friends will be held at Bear Creek Regional Park on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Due to state Covid-19 restrictions, several time slots will be offered and reservations for each time slot are appreciated. Safe distancing and masks will be required. The safety of all participants is our greatest concern while sharing their love and memories of a loving father, a devoted community volunteer, and a wonderful friend.
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Memorials may be made to one of the following organizations:
Healthwell Foundation http://www.healthwellfoundation.org or call 719-675-8416.
Leukemia/Lymphoma Society http://www.lls.org
Broadmoor Rotary Club – John’s life fully embodied the motto “Service above Self”, the motto of the Broadmoor Rotary Club, a community service organization in which he was an active member for 63 years. email@example.com
To see Memories of John click on this link: https://vimeo.com/70566848/01613194e0