This summer and fall, as I was driving around taking pictures of things going on in Manning, I would see Bill Weitl out walking, so I would stop to usual, he had on his "Weitl smile" as we talked and his typical chuckle as we joked around.
He told me he had some health issues, but it sounded like things were going good, so it was a shock to hear about his passing.
I'm so glad that I stopped to visit with him. Too many people don't take the time to actually visit with people face-to-face today...something I try to do whenever I see someone as I go about my daily projects.
The last time I spoke with Bill was when I wanted to confirm his house once belonged to the Felker family.
I wanted to take a picture of his house to go along with the crow "Nevermore" that Dr. Felker rescued and treated and then the family fed it.
Here is that feature story that was WAY down below on this side of my frames page.

It never ceases to amaze me where Manning history ends up - so glad to have run across this item on the Internet.

Manning makes the Associated Press Wire in London, England in 1968

121 Third Street - Walter and Donna Felker family home

Associated Press wire November 14, 1968

Last name of the seller is Collison
Hello Dave,
It sounds like it is going to the right home.
I purchased it in a batch of 40 press photos last month that was split between USA & UK subjects ranging from animals / birds to architecture and building. A bit of a random lot but it had 3 or 4 photos of my home town in UK, and several of its key building in construction, hence the purchase.
Best wishes

If anyone is in contact with Walter or his 4 daughters, Kathryn, Anne, Mary, or Norine, please ask them to e-mail me...I'd like to see if they have any other pictures and can add more information about Nevermore and if they knew it made the Associated Press wire.
Donna passed away in 2010.

Now the Weitl home in 2022

William "Bill" Weitl
January 25, 1956 - October 17, 2022

MHS 1975

Funeral services for 66 year old Bill Weitl of Manning will be held on Friday, October 21, 2022, at 10:30 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning. Visitation from 5 - 7 PM on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at Ohde Funeral Home in Manning. Visitation will resume at 9:30 AM at Zion Lutheran Church on Friday, October 21, 2022, until 10:15 am.

William "Bill" Kenneth Weitl, son of Raymond and Loraine (Stangl) Weitl was born January 25, 1956, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Carroll, Iowa. His family farmed east of Templeton. He attended school at Sacred Heart School in Templeton until the 3rd grade, then Manning Community School, graduating with the Class of 1975. After high school Bill attended Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge for a year.

From 1976 - 1980 Bill worked at Garst and Thomas Seed Corn Company in Coon Rapids. During this time he moved to Manning and on March 8, 1980, he was united in marriage with Shona Hagedorn at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning. Three children were born to this union. From 1980 to 1991 he drove semi-truck and in 1991 to 2013 he worked at Pepsi in Carroll. Bill then worked at Puck Custom Enterprise south of Manning, retiring in 2018.

In his spare time, Bill enjoyed going to car shows with his 1976 Monte Carlo Car. He liked the Kansas City Chiefs Team, watching Classic Tractors, Western shows, and the Bob Ross TV Channel. He also enjoyed walking on the trails in Manning. He absolutely loved spending time with his grandchildren. Bill was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Manning.

Bill's health deteriorated the last few months and he died late on Monday, October 17, 2022, at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. He was 66 years, 8 months, and 23 days of age.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Mandi Weitl-Sandage in 2016; brother, Joseph Weitl; parents-in-law, Roger and Deanna Hagedorn.

Bill is survived by his wife of 42 years, Shona Weitl of Manning; two sons: Matt Weitl and friend Candice of Clarksville, Iowa; Billy Weitl and wife Sarah of Carroll; son-in-Law Ryan Sandage of Templeton; eight grandchildren: Linkin Weitl, Kyah Weitl, Mya Sandage, Skyler Sandage, Jadyn Weitl, Zoe Myers, Zac Myers, and Zadyn Myers; five siblings: Diane and husband Jerry Berger of Arcadia; Mike Weitl and wife Jan of Templeton; Jim Weitl and wife Sue of Carroll; Pat Franklin of Washington State; Kathy and husband Mike Hillard of Missouri; sisters-and brother-in laws: Shelli and husband Bob Barsby of Manning; Troy Hagedorn and wife Monica of Audubon; Tonya and husband Keith Benna of Ida Grove; nieces, ephews, other relatives and friends.

1975 MHS graduates: Corine Altenhein, James Lyle Anthony, Bruce E. Antone, Cathleen Susan Arp, Cindy Kay Bilsten, Amy Lu Brotherton, Renee Lee Christensen, Peter Joseph Croghan, Jill Renee Escher (valedictorian), Dean D. Grau, Robbie Charles Grundmeier, Jane Francis Hacker, Thomas A. Handlos, Jeff L. Hargens, Jon Merlin Hass, Peter M. Heinicke, Dale H. Hinners, Liesa Deloris Hinners, Ricky R. Jahn, Bruce L. Jensen, Mark Kenneth Jensen, Kerry Lynn Joens, Christine Ann Kanne, Jan LaRae Karsten, Mary Imelda Kerkhoff, David August Kusel, Brian Charles Lage, Suzanne Renee Long, James Russell Mohr, Lynn Davis Mork, Richard D. Mundt, Carol Ann Musfeldt (salutatorian), Todd Randall Nelson, Debra Kay Nissen, Thomas George Opperman, Marcus dosSantos Paes, Bruce Arlo Pfannkuch, Steven Craig Pfannkuch, Johannes Helmut Plessing, Royce Lynn Ranniger, Sharon Ann Reischl, Mary Lou Rohe, Merlin Rohe, Craig Norman Rothfolk, Mark J. Rowedder, Mildred Jean Saunders, Steve Merritt Sebring, Jeff R. Siepker, Karen Rose Sporrer, Larry Francis Sporrer, Dale Kenneth Stangl, Mark Steven Stangl, Lee A. Stein, Judy Mae Stoberl, Marlys Ann Stoelk, Allen Lowell Stribe, Carol Jean Struve, Ronald E. Venner, William Henry Voge, Cynthia Kay Wanninger, James V. Weitl, William Kenneth Weitl, Kent L. Wiese, LindaLou Bernice Willenborg, Maureen Williams, Karen Marie Witt

1975 former students: Michelle Aiken, Barbara Anthony, Esther Benter, Mary Boell, Cindy Brincks, Jeff Chandler, Lori Dentlinger, Lynn Eich, Carol Espenhover, Donna Gerhardt, Dean Graves, Dennis Graves, Russell Hargens, Robert Iddings, Jerome Irlmeier, Jeanine Klemme, Jeri Ann Kloewer, Timothy Lakers, Pam Marr, Steven Mathisen, Luann Miller, Ricky Mohr, Kelly Poldberg, Martha Robertson, Michael Schiltz, Michael Schlichte, Mark Schwaller, Steve Schwaller, Dyann Sheldon, Brenda Shipps, Linda Wanninger, Paula Warner, Paul Weis

Matthew Weitl, Mandi Weitl
Graduated respectively: MHS 1999, MHS 2001

Mandi (Weitl) Sandage May 17, 1983 - September 18, 2016

Billy Weitl MHS 2007

Diane Weitl MHS 1970

Michael Weitl MHS 1972

Joseph Weitl MHS 1973
January 3, 1955 - September 11, 2015

4th: Dick Schmidt, Kim Jahn, John Opperman, Jon Ahrendsen, Randy Baker, Kent Misselhorn, Jim Stangl
3rd: Rick Lohrmann, Gary Graner, Jeff Drees, Eugene Stoelk, Paul Schroeder, Dan Lorenzen
2nd: Mark Jansen, Dan Williams, David Wurr, Dale Reinke, Dale Sieve, Joe Weitl, Randy Spieker
1st: Joe Blum, Jim Karsten, Stan "Moose" Musfeldt, Jeff Karsten, Michael Mohr, Douglas Hansen

James Weitl MHS 1975

Patricia Weitl MHS 1977

Home Ec Class 2000

Left to right: Chris Wegner, Rachel Pfannkuch, Catherine Irlmeier, Jaime Struve, Ashley Colebank, Jill Ketcham, Chris Reis, Stephanie Fogleman, Mandi Weitl

8th grade track team

Back: James Anthony, Mark Rowedder, Jeff Siepker, Lynn Mork, Bruce Jensen
Middle: Steven Sebring, Steven Pfannkuch, Peter Heinicke, Tom Handlos, Kent Wiese, Larry Sporrer
Front: Todd Nelson, James Weitl, Jon Hass, James Mohr, Kerry Joens

Bill Weitl

Bill is in the front row, 2nd from the right between Jon Hass and Bruce Pfannkuch

Previous members who have passed away: Merlin Rohe August 6, 2006; Mildred Saunders December 27, 2013; Thomas Opperman February 2, 2022; Robbie Grundmeier, April 26, 2022; Paul Weis, September 11, 2021 - Paul moved away but was with the class of 1975.

Top: Sharon (Mrs. Dennis) Grimm May 31, 1942 - March 12, 2013; Mark Jensen, Amy Brotherton, Dale Hinners, Maureen Williams, Mark Stangl, Rene Christensen
Third: Bruce Anton, Marlys Stoelk, Susan Long, Paul Weis
Second: Carol Espenhover, Kerry Joens, Mary Lou Rohe, Craig Rothfolk, Sharon Reischl, Steven Pfannkuch, James Mohr
Bottom: Dale Stangl, David Kusel, Kent Wiese, Bruce Phfannkuch, Todd Nelson, Steven Sebring

May 15, 1969 class trip to the State Capitol

I'm fairly sure that is Bill Weitl (arrow) on Dave Kusel's right.
I just love Kent Wiese's silly hat he had on : -))) He is right in front of me.
I need to find this picture again, which I think was in the boxes of Monitor pictures I worked on years ago, to rescan it in higher resolution - it was a poor quality print, but if I scan it at a larger size and do some digital editing, I should be able to make the faces a little more recognizable.
Mrs. Verna (Asmus) Musfeldt was one of our teachers - she is on the far right.
Behind Todd Nelson is the another teacher, Mrs. Ruth Soper, and the third teacher is on the very far left, partially hiding with a purse, behind Mark Rowedder and I need to look in my teacher database to see if I can connect a name to her.
Mrs. Musfeldt was my teacher - years after I had graduated we were visiting and she wondered if I recall how she asked me when I was her student why my shoes were in such bad shape, and apparently I responded with "we can't afford new things all of the time." I didn't remember that exact conversation, but have never forgotten it since.

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