Marilee Marceda Weir, 85

Marilee Weir

Marilee Marceda Weir, 85, of Marshalltown, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Bickford and under the care of the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown.

Funeral services for Marilee will be held on Monday, October 2, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be held one hour before, starting at 1:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the family. For more information or to send condolence, please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Marilee and her family.

Marilee VandeKamp was born on March 16, 1932, north of Laurel to John and Marceda Kuhns VandeKamp. She graduated from Gilman High School. In 1951, Marilee was united in marriage to Samuel Weir Jr. at the Laurel Methodist Church. Marilee showed cattle through 4-H and later as an adult, she bred black schnauzers. In fact, Barbara Walters bought a schnauzer from them once. She stayed in the car, but she had come to their farm to pick up her puppy! She was also a farm wife as well as a school bus driver. Marilee enjoyed playing bingo, reading and spending time with her family.

Marilee is survived by her children: Doug (Sandy) Weir, of Gilman, and Keith (Linda) Weir, of Gilman. Grandchildren: Brad Weir, Christa (Tim) Pansegrau and Amy Weir. She is also survived by her great grandchildren: Megan, Emily, Austin, Jacob and Jerica as well as her sister, Doris Weaver, of Grinnell.

Marilee is preceded in death by her husband Samuel; parents John and Marceda and grandson, Timothy.