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Wanda Jean Weiler (Mabe)

1937 - 2021

Wanda Jean Weiler (Mabe), 83 yrs, of Ida, MI, died Wednesday, July 14, 2021, under the care of Elara Caring Hospice and surrounded by her loving family. She had also received short-term care from IHM Senior Living Center. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, on Monday, July 19, 2021, from 1-8 PM. She will lie-in-state on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, from 10 AM until the services at 11 AM at West Ida Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ida, MI. Pastor Kathi Boland will officiate. Burial will be in West Ida Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Ida, MI. 


Born December 18, 1937, in Tazewell, Claiborne County, TN., Wanda was the daughter of George W. and Bessie (Cook) Mabe. In 1951, the family moved to Monroe from Strawberry Plains, TN. She was a 1956 Monroe High School graduate. She married Lee Eugene Weiler on August 8, 1956, in Monroe, MI. Lee died on March 17, 2017. Wanda worked at Monroe Sport Center for 39 yrs, beginning as a waitress/bartender in 1965 and retiring in management in 2004. She was a member of West Ida Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she had been on staff to help prepare luncheons for funerals, etc. She loved bowling and was a member of the Woman's 600 Club. She won the state championship in the Monroe 600 Club Singles Tournament and the title for third place in the 1976 State Tournament. 


Survivors include children, Sandra Lee Hayter, Ted Weiler, Scott Weiler, and Shari (Joseph Drouillard) Weiler; siblings, James (Beverly) Mabe of Grand Prairie, TX, Jack Mabe, Mary Cunningham, Betty Matousek, all of Dallas; grandchildren, Eric (Laurie) Weiler, Alisha Congioloso, Tammy Weddle, Lindsay Hayter, Larissa (Josh) Ziesmer, Tonya (Tony) Brandes, Jaimie Miller, Jeremiah Francis, Chelsey Weiler, Brett Benardo, Brittany (Chris) Braden, Spencer (Alyssa) Weiler; 29 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister-in-law Rachel Weiler, two brothers-in-law, Earl Weiler and Mike Wiggins, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a grandson Jason Weiler, brother John Mabe in January, and sisters, Maxine Berry and Anna Lee Johnson Talsma. She was also preceded in death by brothers-in-law Jewel Berry, Boyd Johnson, George Cunningham, Duane Matousek, and a sister-in-law Margaret Weiler Wiggins. 


It breaks our hearts to lose our cherished mother and grandmother, but we take comfort to know that she is in the presence of our Heavenly Father, with Dad now; and they are safe and at rest in the arms of our Savior, Jesus Christ. For she knew that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life; and no one comes to the Father but by Him. We rejoice in that reunion.


Memorial contributions can be made to West Ida Immanuel Lutheran Church.