William "Bud" Weiser
February 2, 1934 - February 12, 2011


William "Bud" Weiser
Feb 2, 1934 - Feb 12, 2011

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William "Bud" Weiser, age 77 of Colfax, died Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services for Bud will be held on Thursday, February 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Des Moines. Following a luncheon at the church, a committal service will be held at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 16, at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. with family present to greet friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be given to Mercy Hospice - Johnston or Hope Lutheran Church and online condolences may be left for the family at

The son of Herbert Raymond and Irma Louise (Betz) Weiser, Bud was born on February 2, 1934 in Grimes, Iowa. He grew up in Grimes and graduated from Grimes High School. Upon his graduation, Bud became a member of the United States Army. After active duty status, Bud spent over 30 years as a member of the Army Reserves. Bud worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. He enjoyed contributing to the Iowa economy via Iowa Lottery Scratch Tickets. Most of all, Bud loved time with family; whether it was at a family reunion or a grandchild's sporting event. He was even known to "help" the referees or umpires from time to time at the grandchildren's events. Bud was always very proud of his German heritage and was a lifetime member of the Weiser Family Association. Bud was a member of Hope Lutheran Church of Des Moines.

Those left to honor Bud's memory are his two sons, Mike (Jaye) Weiser of Adel and Mark (Lisa) Weiser of West Des Moines; dear friend, Eileen Berger of Colfax; seven grandchildren, David, Chris, Matt, Kaitlyn, Austin, Braden, and Shelby; one sister, Joyce (Ron) Dorrell of Palm Springs, California; two brothers-in-law, Charlie Diener and Everett Randall; one sister-in-law, Joanne Weiser; and several nieces and nephews. Bud was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, Marge Randall, Mary Jane Randall, Joan Diener, Pat Weiser, Polly Faidley, and one brother, Jim Weiser.


Jim & Jeannette Masear on Feb 16, 2011

Eileen, you are in our hearts and prayers.We will miss our dinners out. Bless you all!!

randy dorrell on Feb 15, 2011

mike, jay, mark, lisa and eileen

our families thoughts and prayers are with you. we were very sorry to hear the news and will be thinking of you.

randy, wendi, josh and cara

Ronda Allen on Feb 15, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mike, Mark and Eileen. We will miss "Uncle Bud".
Ronda & Troy Allen
Mitch & Kristi Dorrell
Randy & Wendi Dorrell
Children of Joyce Weiser Dorrell

Brian Hughes on Feb 14, 2011

Mike and family - sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Missy Winter-Jernigan on Feb 14, 2011

I work with Mike at AHM home office. Mike, I am so sorry to hear the news. Please take comfort that he is in a better place. God Bless.... Missy

Ann-Marie Towsley on Feb 14, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with your Eileen and family.

Karen Routh on Feb 14, 2011

Awwww Bud, you will so missed by so many! Your smile is what I will miss the most (and the free cookies). You Bud, were just a wonderful friend to my daughter and our family. I know you loved Kris (you my friend, are the only one who could get by with calling her that) as much as i do. Your love for Eileen and Shelby was so noticed. I promise to you we will be there for them for whatever we can do to help them thru this tough time. For you Eileen and Shelby I give this poem I had read at my own father's funeral.

When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see.
If the sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we never got to say.

I know how much you love me, as much as I love you..
And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too..
But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand..
An angel came and called my name and took me by the hand,
It seemed my place was ready - In Heaven far above,
and that I'd have to leave behind, those things I dearly love..

But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye.
For all of life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you..
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad..
I thought of all the love we shared, and how much fun we had..
If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while,
I'd say goodbye, then kiss you ‘til I saw that special smile..

But then I fully realized, that it could never be,
'Cause emptiness and memories, would take the place of me.
And when I thought of all those things, I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow. .
But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me, From his great & golden throne,

He said, "This is eternity, and all I've promised you.
Today your life on Earth is past, but here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last,
and since each day is the same day, there's no longing for the past. .
But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true,
Though there were some times you did some things you shouldn't do. .

But you have been forgiven, and now at last you're free,
So come and take me by the hand, and share my life with me.."
So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart,
for every time you think of me, I'll be right there - in your Heart..

With our deepest sympathy to all of you. God bless you.
Mike and Karen Routh and family



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Coburn Funeral Home of Colfax
24 W Howard Street
Colfax, Iowa 50054
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Family will be present to greet friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Hope Lutheran Church
3857 East 42nd Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50317
10:30 AM
Burial at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes

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