Gerald ‘Hoot Owl’ Weiler

A funeral will be held Thursday, July 11, 2024 for 81-year-old Gerald “Hoot Owl”  Weiler of Sainte Genevieve, Mo. who passed away Saturday, July 6, 2024 at Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur, Mo.


He was born September 22, 1942 in Weingarten, Mo, a son of  Martin Weiler and Mercedes (Donze) Weiler, who both preceded her in death.


He married Georgia (Brown) Weiler on September 11, 1965.She survives in Ste. Genevieve.


She is also survived by: two daughters: Pam Meyer (Shane Fisher) of Bloomsdale, Mo., and Jenny (Byron) Siebert of Sainte Genevieve, Mo.; a son: Jason (Rachel) Weiler of Sainte Genevieve, Mo.; a daughter-in-law: Sandy Weiler of Sainte Genevieve, Mo.; three brothers: James “Jimbo” (June) Weiler of Sainte Genevieve, Mo., Daniel “Chico” (Margie) Weiler of Sainte Genevieve, Mo., and Robert “B.J.” (Patricia) Weiler of Sainte Genevieve, Mo.; two sisters: Kathleen (Gerald) Huffman of Perryville, Mo., and Mary Ellen (Bob) Schwent of Sainte Genevieve, Mo.; grandchildren: Nolan (Carrie) Weiler, Sydnie Weiler; Josh (Taylor) Meyer, Abby (Jon) Roth, Emma Meyer; Allie Weiler, Jordan Weiler; Taylor Siebert, Riley Siebert and Lane Siebert; great grandchildren: Bella, Rylan, Renley, J.J., Emersyn and Collynns.


He was also preceded in death by: a son: Marty Weiler; a brother: Gary Weiler; a son-in-law: James “Jumbo Cat” Meyer.


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Grandpa Hoot. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, veteran, and a true friend to all that knew him. There are no words to describe the immeasurable void his passing has left in our hearts, but they say that great grief is born only of great love, and those who were lucky enough to be loved by him know that his love was simply the greatest.


Hoot was a man of immense kindness, strength, and love. His life was a testament to the values he held dear – family, friendship, and service to his community. He served his country with honor and continued to serve his family, friends, and community with that same dedication. Growing up, the one thing we always knew was that he was going to be there – day after day, year after year, as his 4 children, 10 grand-children and 6 great grand-children worked their way through the various phases of life. And now, he’ll be there still, watching over us as we each reach new milestones in life, but this time, from the best seat in the house.


We will miss him so deeply but will look for peace in the memories and laughter we shared, enjoying time in the garden and on the golf course, watching the cardinals, and by doing what he did every single day; making his beautiful wife, family, friends, and community feel so very cherished & loved – and by knowing, he has some good company up in Heaven.


We have no doubt that God heard him coming.


He was a member of American Legion Post No. 150, VFW Post. No. 2210, Past President of the Ste. Genevieve Jaycees, Valle Athletic Club, Ste. Genevieve County Horseshoe League, Ste. Genevieve Golf Club and Knights of Columbus 1037.


Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2024 at the Basler Funeral Home in Sainte Genevieve, Mo. with full military honors at 12:30 p.m.


A funeral for Gerald “Hoot Owl” Weiler of Sainte Genevieve, will be at Church of Ste. Genevieve on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 1 p.m.


The clergy will be Rev. Anthony Gerber.


Private burial will be at Valle Spring Cemetery in Sainte Genevieve, MO


Memorials can be made to Valle Schools


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