Funeral services for Carl W. Weihe, 76, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk. Reverend Daniel Andrews will be the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in rural Clearwater with military rites conducted by the US Air Force Honor Guard and American Legion Sanders Post 214. Visitations will be at Sacred Heart, Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a wake service at 7 p.m. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements
Mr. Weihe died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Alegent Lakeside Hospital in Omaha, due to medical complications.
Carl was born on July 7, 1936, in Norfolk, the son of Donald and Elaine (McPherson) Weihe. He was raised in Norfolk attending Grant Elementary School and Norfolk Public High School. Following the death of his father, the family moved to Ohio where Carl graduated from Dayton High School. He continued his education by earning his Bachelor’s Degree with a teaching certificate in English from Ohio University in 1964.
On June 10th, 1957 at Keesler Air Force Base and while attending college, Carl married Madeline Cantella. Five children were born to this union and they later adopted another child.
The family moved to Rochester, NY, where Carl took a position teaching English in a high school. Later, the family moved to Florida and Carl worked in home construction. The family moved to Norfolk where Carl worked at Norfolk Rendering Works. They moved to Puerto Rico before they moved to Utah for a short time. He returned to Norfolk in 1974 and once again worked at the Norfolk Rendering Works, which his father had founded.
On July 5, 1985, Carl married Corrine (Mueller) Peterson. They made their home in Norfolk.
Over the years, Carl was involved in many businesses with his brother Tom. Together they owned and operated the Norfolk Rendering Works. Carl was the president and CEO of C.E.T. Enterprises, Inc., of Norfolk. He was instrumental in creating and inventing “Mighty Dog” canned dog food in the 1970’s. Carl owned and was the COO of Karem By-Products, of Scottsbluff, NE, and Torrington, WY, the Sandhills By-Products, of Ainsworth, NE, and the Northeast Nebraska Recyclers, of Laurel, NE. Carl also co-owned and was the CEO of Marcelo De Cauguas in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which manufactured bar soaps in Central America. Carl held position with IBP, in Dakota City, NE, Beatrice Foods Company, in Chicago, IL and Darling-Delaware, of Dallas, TX.
Carl enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf. He loved his family and was passionate about his work.
Carl is survived by his wife, of 27 years; his children and their spouses, Robert Weihe, of North Carolina, Elaine “Christy” and Robert Shahnazarian, Las Angeles, CA, John and Coleen Weihe, of Lincoln, NE, James and Debbie Weihe, Fort Worth, TX, David and Rosalyn Weihe, of West Lake, CA, and Kathy Sanchez, of Omaha; his step children and their spouses, Julie Klein, of Omaha, Todd and Lois Peterson, of Radcliff, KY, and Christine and Torrey French, of Omaha; 24 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; two brothers and a sister, Tom and Gwen Weihe, of Dublin, OH, Donald and Linda DeLaney, of Florida, and Linda Alexander, of Florida; 10 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Morgan Klein.