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.

Please click on the link for more details. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044AADAD2EA4F85-john

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.  broadmoorrotaryclub@gmail.com

To see Memories of John click on this link:  https://vimeo.com/70566848/01613194e0

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  1. So sorry, Lynn and Larry. What a delightful man and winning smile. Thanks for sharing the video.

  2. Beautiful tribute to such an incredible human being. John will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ~ Broadmoor Rotary Club

  3. Your Dad and Mother were such an important part of my life. We had wonderful times at CM sports and especially hockey. Your Dad was always smiling and Tex and I visited him whenever we were in Colorado Springs. My deepest sympathies to you all. Much love,
    Niesje & Tex Province

  4. Loved senior. Great man, dad and grandfather. He will surely be missed!

  5. What cherished beautiful and selfless values to be celebrated.

    Always outside of personal ego. To embody the painfully rare and exotic “what about them ? ” mindset.

    Thinking about others AT ALL is extinct. Thinking about others ALL the time – unheard of.

    What an exceptional attitude and attribute. A highly valued, empathic paradeigm indeed.

    How unique to always be watching out for “the other guy and his needs”.

    Commendable, valued, under appreciated, seldom practiced indeed.

    A shining example of “I’ll show you better than i can tell you”.

    A life of selflessness, empathy and actionable compassion.

    A real example. A real hero. No time for “talk”, too busy doing the “walk”.

    How many footprints have you left? How many lives have you impacted for the better? How many positive differences did you make? How many others can learn from your example?

    That’s living your best life. That’s making a daily difference in your own community. That’s doing God’s work. Willingly, just because it’s the right thing to do and do it with sincere joy, enthusiasm, and gratefulness for the ability to be able.

    That’s a life of genuine service to celebrate. That’s making a difference and being conspicuous by your abscence. That’s someone to miss and mourn the loss of. That’s what it is to be bereft without you.

    Thank you John. For loving my sister. For never shying away from helping everybody who didn’t know in what place to start, in what direction to go, to be stuck in frequent, yet momentary “crisis”, until you showed up with calm, non-judgemental, quiet, gentle direction. And “put the fire out” action. And go on to the next person paralyzed by fear, indecision and under resourced. And guide them to solid ground.

    You’re a good man John. You made a daily difference to a thankful, appreciative many.

    Love,

    Ruth

  6. In my first visit to Rotary I knew only one person – until John came up to me and made me feel that I had all the friends I needed. What a warm and welcoming person. If this is a Rotarian, I want to be one. Carolyn and I will miss him as a friend, mentor and example of a life to live. Our sympathies are with you and we share in your loss.

  7. I remember passing through Colorado Springs after my family had moved away I did not know where any friends were but happened upon John and Marilyn Weiler who welcomed me into their home and made me feel loved at a time when I was feeling somewhat sad. They were always kind and full of love I’m thankful to have known them.

  8. I was sadden to hear of my buddy John passing away. I have had the honor of being a part of his medical care ever since moving here over 10 years ago. I’ll always remember his cheerful and positive attitude, humble personality, youthful spirit and love of CU football. Certainly the world is a little less joyful without John here.

  9. John was a special and dear friend to me. He was a truly fine man! He will be missed!

  10. I graduated from high school with Marilyn. We continued our friendship
    when we moved to Co. Springs in 1959. We danced, had picnics etc.
    I would see John every week at the beauty shop when he came for coffee.
    He was was always up beat and visited about his family and grandchildren
    which he was very proud of them. I will miss him. My sympathy to the family.
    Joan Agee

  11. John was a fine man…always willing to help out and always with a smile! I met him when I was teaching his daughter, Lisa, at Skyway Elementary in the early 70’s. And later on, asked his opinions in business. I’ll always remember him that way. His wonderful wife, Maralyn, baby sat our children at that time as well. They were a wonderful, cheerful couple. They had to be, if we remember them both so fondly, so long ago…

  12. We will certainly miss John, but we know his vibrant spirit and personality will live on in his wonderful children and grandchildren. He is forever united with Maralyn and his Lord and Savior. Rest in peace, John, yours was a life well-lived!

    With our love and deepest sympathy,
    Don and Ginger Hansen

  13. So sorry to hear about John. Sending prayers and love.
    Judy Bell
    Barbara McIntire

  14. I am going to certainly miss John’s birthday cards, never without fail I always got one. I knew John from Fidelity Real Estate now Weichert, Realtors. He would play Santa at our Christmas Party. He was a wonderful man.

  15. John started sending me a birthday card when I came to town in 1994 and I received them ever since. I shall miss receiving them. Loved him dearly. John was one of a kind. RIP, John. Say hi to Dan.

  16. I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was always so kind to me and twice stopped when I was mowing our lawn on Skyway Boulevard to say hi! He was a very kind man and will be missed.

  17. John will be truly missed. He was so much fun and we enjoyed seeing if his happy hour flag was up or down! He was always coming or going somewhere exciting, off to a new adventure! He had something nice to say about everyone and remembered the little details you told him. Thanks for sharing your Dad with us. Sorry we couldn’t make it to the event, Brad wasn’t feeling well.

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