Dave Wiesman, 71, Woodstock, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, losing his battle with cancer.
He was born March 8, 1943, to Herman and Marian Wiesman in Rockford, and lived most of his early life in Marshfield, Wis.
In 1965, he graduated from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis., and then moved to New Jersey where he worked for Union Carbide Corporation, as a research chemist. In 1982, he took a position with Morton Chemical Company and moved to Woodstock where he retired in 1999.
In his retirement years, he was blessed with the love of his grandchildren, Katherine and Andrew. His eyes brightened and his voice was excited whenever he talked about them.
Survivors include a brother, Ken, Mosinee, Wis., a sister-in-law, Katherine (Breden) Wiesman, Sheboygan, Wis.; two stepdaughters, Jennifer (Tim) Compall and Michelle (Cris) Macht; a stepson Daniel (Kellie Marks) Kennett; four grandchildren, Katherine Compall, Andrew Compall, Morgan Kennett and Danielle Macht; three nieces, Sara (Joel) Widmann, Julie (Ben) Sommerfeldt and Emily Wiesman; and three nephews, Joshua (Heidi) Wiesman, Eric Wiesman and Michael Wiesman.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Arlyn Wiesman.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral, Woodstock, until the memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery.