John M. Weisenbeck

May 27, 1944May 2, 2019

John M. Weisenbeck, 74, of Peoria, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Proctor Hospital.

He was born May 27, 1944 in Eau Claire, WI to Frank and Grace (Simpson) Weisenbeck. He married Mary Miller on March 31, 1973 in Rockford, IL.

Surviving is his wife, Mary of Peoria; four children, Jeff (LaDonna, favorite daughter-in-law) Porter of Camdenton, MO, Michelle (Mike) Pinter of West Peoria, Mary Mueller of Peoria and Stacy (Chris) Berg of Erie, CO; six grandchildren, Sarah (Rusty), Justin (Emily), Luke, Jordan (John), John "Jack", and Jude; five great-grandchildren, Carter, Mason, Kinsleigh, Johnny and Jade. Also surviving are seven siblings, Robert (Henrietta) Weisenbeck, Lorena (Robert) Weiss, Frankie Weisenbeck, Ray (Joann) Weisenbeck, Tony (Wilma) Weisenbeck, Mona (King) Troensegaard and Lois (Joe Atteln) Machotka.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

John worked as an Agency Manager for over 30 years for American Republic Insurance Co. before retiring and was the co-owner of Always in Style Beauty Salon for over 15 years. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. John loved life and people and he will be missed more than words can say.

Cremation will be accorded and a celebration of life will be at 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at


  • Frank Weisenbeck, Father
  • Grace Simpson Weisenbeck, Mother
  • Mary Miller Weisenbeck, Wife
  • Jeff and LaDonna Porter, Son
  • Michelle and Mike Pinter, Daughter
  • Mary Mueller, Daughter
  • Stacy and Chris Berg, Daughter
  • Sarah(Rusty), Justin(Emily), Luke, Jordan(John), John "Jack", and Jude, Grandchildren
  • Carter, Mason, Kinsleigh, Johnny and Jade, Great-grandchildren
  • Robert and Henrietta Weisenbeck, Brother
  • Lorena and Robert Weiss, Sister
  • Frankie Weisenbeck, Sibling
  • Ray and Joann Weisenbeck, Brother
  • Tony and Wilma Weisenbeck, Brother
  • Mona and King Troensegaard, Sister
  • Lois and Joe Atteln Machotka, Sister
  • ~ He was preceded in death by his parents ~


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, May 5, 2019


John M. Weisenbeck

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Jan DuBre

May 6, 2019

John was always so nice when I was working and he was cleaning our office , luved talking fish stories with him !! Jan From Direct Travel

Nathan Leach

May 5, 2019

Our Last Cup☕️,
Ended Abrupt:(

Had a Job that came in,

So I had to leave and Get Up:(

Shook Your Hand and said
“I’ll see Ya Again!!”

Never said “Goodbye”

Never thought that’d be IT!(

Gonna miss YOU MY FRIEND!

Just so crazy how Death Strikes.

‘Old Man Weisenbeck’ was 1 of Kind!!!!!!

At 10:37 pm the call came in.

A call from his phone that late

The voice on the other End still Gave Me Surprise,
Cause it wasn’t Him but a voice of a She.

“Had to call and let ya Know that God has taken my Daddy’s Soul. I know you and him were oh so Close!”
With My mind Froze
Heart Broke,

These the Words I’ve decided & Chose.....

...... At age 15 while just starting Waitering,You were my 1st ever customer while so funny and Ornery!! Besides My DaD, My favorite 1 to ever See!!
Man WE HIT it OFF!!! YOU

25 years later and until TODAY WE still MeT!
Conversations END to END
about This and About That!!
It’ll Never be the Same!
And to Me this Ain’t SANE!!!

Will Never Have a Friend Like You,

And OUR Last CUP wasn’t ENOUGH!!!
What I’d Give to Relive

1 more time
to finish



Deanna Vinovich

May 5, 2019

Mary and John's family and friends, I send you my condolences and warm hugs. John was always so kind and thoughtful.

Mona Troensegaard

May 3, 2019

I am so sorry I will not be with all of you on Sunday, but I will be there in spirit. Loving each and everyone of you, and sharing in your grief. I have so many happy memories of my brother, John. Growing up he was my closest sibling. When in High School he covered my butt many a time with Mom and Dad. Through the years I always knew that he was there with his love and support. John was a force for good, he loved unconditionally. I will miss that wonderful sarcasm and humor of his.
Mary, my heart aches for you, I know how strong the bond of love was between the two of you. Thank you for loving John through all the years, and sharing his life's journey. You are and always will be an important part of our family. Jeff, Michelle, Mary Lou and Stacy, I wish I could be there and give each of you big hugs. I know that you are going to miss your Dad, in big and small ways, for the rest of your lives. Hold on to the happy memories, he loved you all so very much.
A loving Sister,