In loving memory of

Henry "Hank" Weisshahn
September 3, 1922 - September 2, 2021

Henry "Hank" Weisshahn, longtime town of Vilas resident, died Thursday, September 2, 2021, at Pine Crest Nursing Home in Merrill. He was 98 years old. He was born on September 3, 1922, in the town of Vilas, a son of Bill and Anna (Pilhofer) Weisshahn. He married Bessie "Betty" Knapek on June 20, 1946, in the town of Summit. She preceded him in death on December 25, 2006.

Mr. Weisshahn worked with his dad in the woods. He lived in the town of Vilas where he owned and operated his parents farm.

He enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, fishing and especially time with his family.

Survivors include a daughter, Maryann Rethaber, Merrill; a daughter in law, Mary Weisshahn, Eau Claire; five grandchildren Lani (Mimi) Rethaber, Martin Rethaber, Mindy (Herb) Ponta, Cora Weisshahn, Rebecca (Lance) Hollister; eight great-grandchildren Charlotte, AnnaLucia, Emily, Nash, Gwendolyn, Owen, Noah, and Hailey.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by a son, Bill Weisshahn; three sisters, Lillian (Henry) Pavlichek, Bernadine (Elmer) Frick, Donna (Frank) Knapek; and an infant brother; a granddaughter-in-law Jodie Rethaber.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home with Pastor Dr. William Hohman officiating. Burial will take place in Forestview Cemetery, town of Vilas.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.


Cheryl Rickert wrote on Sep 3, 2021:

"My deepest sympathy to the family. He was one of the most gentle people I've ever dealt with. I enjoyed listening to his many stories of growing up. May your memories help you through the days ahead. Happy Birthday Hank in Heaven. "