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B. 4 Aug 1924
Wilcox, Nebraska
D. 23 March 2007
Burlington, Colorado


 1.  Ron
 2.  Donna WEISSHAAR
 3.  Roger WEISSHAAR
 4.  Kevin WEISSHAAR
 5.  Robin WEISSHAAR
 6.  Dawson WEISSHAAR

Burial Place:
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Bethune, Colorado


Time Line:

Pedigree Chart
Johann WEISSHAAR-367
B. 5 Nov 1863
D. 6 Dec 1916
B. 12 Dec 1896
near Idalia, Colorado
D. 18 Sep 1990
Burlington, Colorado 
Christina WILHELM-368
B. 11 Apr 1865
D. 28 Feb 1946
B. 4 Aug 1924
Wilcox, Nebraska
D. 23 March 2007
Burlington, Colorado
Imkea (Carrie) WESTERBURH-373
B. 10 Mar 1896
Hildreth, Nebraska
D. 8 June 1989
Burlington, Colorado
Married 15 Dec 1946 [Cert# 614]
Bethune, Colorado
Leona ZIEGLER-1024
B. 27 Dec 1927
Settlement, Bethune Colorado
D. 28 July 1999

Couple Married at Lutheran Church - 1946

         Miss Leona Ziegler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ziegler, and Lee Weisshaar, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Jake Weisshaar, both of the Settlement north of Bethune, were united in marriage by the Rev. H. L. Woelber at the Immanuels Lutheran church in the Settlement at six o'clock Sunday evening, Dec. 15.
         Mary Ellen Belt and Ella Ziegler were bridesmaids and Mrs.. David Guy was matron of honor. David Guy and Harold Weisshaar acted as ushers.
         The bride wore a white wedding grown and carried a shower bouquet of roses and carnations. The groom wore a navy blue dress suit.
         Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church basement with approximately 120 guests attending.
         Lee was discharged last October after serving 16 months in the army.  They plan to make their home with his parents on their farm north of Bethune.



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Lee Sylvester Weisshaar - 2007

Lee Sylvester Weisshaar was born on August 4, 1924 to Jakob and Imkea Westerbuhr Weisshaar in Wilcox, Nebraska. He was also baptized there. When he was six years old, the family moved to Colorado, eventually settling in the Bethune Settlement. He was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in April of 1939. After attending school through the eighth grade, he worked with his dad, farming on the family farm. He also broke a few colts for himself and the neighbors.  After a stint in the army, he came back to the farm. On December 15, 1946 at Immanuel Lutheran, Lee was united in marriage with Leona Mae Ziegler. To this union, six children were born – Ron, Donna, Roger, Kevin, Robin, and Dawson.

In 1955 because of drought conditions, Lee sold his farm equipment and took the family to Aurora, Colorado. There he attended barber school and the family lived off the sale money until he started earning income from barbering.

In 1958 Lee moved the family back to the Burlington area where he started and continued his life’s-long work of being a barber. To help make ends meet on his off days, he was hired to shock feed, fix fence, drive tractor and other odd jobs. Later on he was a weekend farmer doing his own farming until he felt he could no longer continue working such long hours. From the late 1970’s to 1984, supporting their children and the community, Lee and Leona spent their summer evenings serving concessions at the ball fields, while watching their sons and daughters-in-law play softball. Lee was preceded in death by his parents, wife Leona, and siblings Harold Weisshaar and Alvina Guy. He continued barbering until the day of his passing, March 23, 2007, at the age of 82, when he was called home by his Savior.

Lee is survived by his six children: son Ron & wife Jean of Burlington; daughter Donna Schauer & husband Fred of Clinton, Iowa; sons Roger, Kevin & wife Cindy, Robin & wife Tina, Dawson & wife Tamara all of Burlington; eighteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren: Will & Andi Weisshaar and Michael Nein of Julesburg, CO; Jeron & Jerilynn Weisshaar of Alma, KS; Tressie & Frankie Delgado and Sophia of Burlington; Tyson Weisshaar of Salina, KS; Carrie Weisshaar of Burlington; April Schauer of Littleton, CO; Dawn Schauer of Luray, VA; Dalton, Tara, and Desiree Weisshaar of Burlington; Sheila & Jay Piovarcy, Dylan and Quintin of Lawrenceburg, TN; Sommer & Chris Hornung and Alli of Brush, CO; Kassy, Kamron, and Kendall Weisshaar of Burlington; Skyler, DaMara and Ethan Weisshaar of Burlington. Lee was looking forward to the births of five more great-grandchildren later in 2007.  Lee will be greatly missed by all of his family, friends, and this community.

Funeral services for Lee were held on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 10:30 AM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Roger Milheim officiating. Visitation was held on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at the Love Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Burial will follow in the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made in Lee’s name and may be left at the Bank of Burlington, Burlington, Colorado.

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