Gerhard ‘‘Gary’’ H. Weiler, 76, Woodstock, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at home, surrounded by his family.
He was born July 8, 1936, in Sulzbach-Laufen, Germany, to Hans (John) and Else (Mueller) Weiler.
He moved to Waterloo, Iowa, in 1951 with his family.
On June 21, 1959, he married Patricia Ann Dunning in Waterloo.
In 1959, he started Weiler Engineering Inc., Elk Grove, with his father.
Weiler Engineering sponsored a weekly radio show that played German music in Chicago for many years.
In 1968, he established Automated Liquid Packaging Inc., Elk Grove, which packaged sterile liquid products for personal care and pharmaceutical companies. The company moved to Woodstock in 1981, and he sold it in 1999.
He was a strong supporter of the Schwaben Verein of Chicago and the Schwaben Athletic Club and served as president of the Schwaben Center in Buffalo Grove for nealy 25 years.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends on his boat on Lake Geneva that he moored at the Abbey in Fontana, Wis., for the last 46 years.
He also enjoyed golfing and was a member of McHenry Country Club and Bull Valley Golf Club, Woodstock. He enjoyed spending time in Arizona and Colorado.
Survivors include three daughters, Lisa (Ron) Hofmann, Alden, Lori Weiler, Princeton, Wis., and Amy Weiler, Crystal Lake; four grandchildren, Garrett and Patrick Weiler, Crystal Lake, and Kelly and Paul Kerulis, North Barrington; a sister, Elsbeth (the late Walter) Bauer, Sulzbach-Laufen; a brother, Siegried (Anna) Weiler, Bull Valley; and nieces and nephews in Germany and the United States.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife in January 2008.
Visitation and the memorial service were Jan. 31 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, McHenry.
Memorials can be sent to Sage Cancer Center, 4305 W. Medical Center Drive, McHenry, IL 60050 or to a charity of one’s choosing.
His family would like to thank the staff of Comfort Keeper, Grayslake, and Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois for the excellent care and concern shown to him and his family during the last few months.