John Weske, 90, of Sandusky, died Wednesday morning, July 3, 2013, at home after a lengthy illness. John was a native Sanduskian who worked as a barber on Cleveland Road for more than 50 years.
John was born Jan. 20, 1923, to Joseph and Frieda (Wickler) Weske.
John served in the Army during WW II. He enlisted at 18 years of age, serving in the infantry. John was a first replacement during the D-Day Invasion on Omaha Beach. Assigned to Company B, 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division which experienced a 50 percent combat loss. He was decorated with four Bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. John was honorably discharged after the end of the war, having achieved the rank of tech sergeant.
He then returned to Sandusky to start a family and build a thriving customer base as a barber. He was a proud Sanduskian who enjoyed boating. He was a member of Sandusky AMVETS Post 17, Sandusky American Legion 83, and Sandusky VFW Post 2529.
John is survived by his daughter, Jan (Gil) Weske Bucholz; daughter-in-law, Bettye Weske; three grandchildren, Jennifer Weske Monroe, John C.(Regina) Weske and Ashley Bevell; eight great-grandchildren; and niece, Gale (Joe) Bilgen and her children.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; son, John T. Weske; parents, Joseph and Frieda Weske; brother, Joseph Weske; and sister-in-law, Renee.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusk. Marines Forever Honor Guard and Color Guard will provide military honors. The Rev. Webster Maughan will officiate. Arrangements are being handled by Groff Funeral Homes and Crematory 1607 E. Perkins Ave. Sandusky.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared with his family at grofffuneralhomes.com.