Lt. Col. Loren A. Weishaar U.S. Air Force, Retired

March 4, 1936February 12, 2013
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Loren A. Weishaar, 76, died February 12, 2013, with his loving family at his side. He was a resident of Converse, Texas.

He was born March 4, 1936 in Leola, South Dakota to Arthur and Ramona Ruede Weishaar. Loren was President of the senior class at Leola High School and graduated as valedictorian in 1954. He briefly attended Northern State Teacher’s College in Aberdeen, South Dakota before enlisting in the Air Force in 1955. Loren was accepted into Officer’s Candidate School in December 1958 and was commissioned on June 19, 1959. Loren had a distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force, receiving many awards and commendations. His early career included five years at Kincheloe AFB, Michigan as an electronic warfare officer on B-52s. He flew 183 missions in Viet Nam in the F4E and was commanding officer of the LANTCOM Elint Center, Norfolk, Virginia. He retired March 1, 1977 as a Lt Colonel after serving four years at Air Training Command, Randolph AFB. While in the U.S. Air Force he earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and an MBA from Stanford University. He later earned a second Masters Degree in Education from Texas State University in San Marcos.

After his retirement from the Air Force, Loren taught math at Judson High School in Converse, Texas for six years and was the student council sponsor for several years. He was Judson High School Teacher of the Year for 1979-1980. He became a professor in the Business Department at Texas Lutheran University in 1983. While at TLU he received the Distinguished Faculty Award. He retired in 1999. He was a gifted educator and mentor to his students. He loved his time at TLU and continued to stay in touch with former students and colleagues until his death.

Loren married the love of his life, Marion Kraemer, on December 22, 1957. They had five children, Lee Andrew (deceased in infancy), Laurie, Barbara, Michelle and James. Loren and Marion were lifelong Lutherans and faithfully attended church throughout their 55 year marriage. For the past 37 years Loren and Marion have been members of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Universal City, Texas where Loren served in many roles including President of the church council, member of the building committee, usher and reader.

Loren was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ramona Weishaar, his brother, Leland Weishaar, and his infant son, Lee Andrew Weishaar. He is survived by his loving wife, Marion, and children Laurie Cook (Troy), Barbara Chavez, Michelle Serry (Henry) and James Weishaar; grandchildren Andrew Fifield (Erin), Kristin Herrera (Christopher), Theresa Cook Spiess (Christopher), Matthew Cook, Margaret Cook, Kimberly Serry, Michael Serry, Zachary Serry, Victoria Chavez and Russell Chavez; great-grandchildren Melanie Fifield, Mackenzie Fifield, Keegan Herrera, Kali Herrera, Kaycee Herrera and Caden Herrera. He is also survived by his brother, Lester Weishaar (Linda) of Rapid City, South Dakota, brother-in-laws Eugene Kraemer (Marilyn) of Waco, Texas and Carrold J. Kraemer (Charlotte), mother-in-law, Lila Kraemer, sister-in law, Sheila Kranzler of Aberdeen, South Dakota, sister-in law, Betty Carver (Steve) of New York City and many caring nieces and nephews from around the country.

Funeral services will be 10:30am Friday, February 22, 2013, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1129 Pat Booker Rd, Universal City, Texas. Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas. Visitation will be Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 5-7pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 625 Kitty Hawk Rd, Universal City, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 22, 2013

Lt. Col. Loren A. Weishaar U.S. Air Force, Retired

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James Hogan

March 3, 2013

I just learned the tragic news of Loren's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. I went thru navigation school with Loren in 1959-1960. I maintained touch with him thru the years and last saw him about 5 or 6 years ago, I will miss him too. He was my friend.

Renee McElhaney

February 24, 2013

Dear Laurie and Family,

I remember your dad as loving you and your family with all of his heart. I'm keeping you all in my prayers.

February 22, 2013

Teaching with Loren at TLU was one of the fondest memories that I carry. Loren's zest for life will be carried on by all the students that were fortunate enough to have him as a professor.

Marion, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Bob and Connie Langley

Katie Heitert Wilkinson

February 21, 2013

Please accept my condolences ....I have such good memories of working with Loren at Judson High School. He embraced each day with such enthusiasm and energy..... I can still see him hustling across the patio area, on his way to complete some task. His sense of organization put all of us to shame. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Katie Heitert Wilkinson

Karen (Jones) Kegg

February 21, 2013

Mr. Weishaar was a wonderful professor and an exceptional person. He will be missed.

Tracey (Perry) Barrientes

February 21, 2013

He will be missed. He taught me to love school and Student Council. I have been an educator for 22 years.. I pray for peace for his family.

February 20, 2013

Michelle and family,
So very sorry to hear the sad news of your father's passing. He is one of the teachers everyone fondly remembers for many reasons.

As someone once told me long ago... "God takes some of the great ones early to plan the party for the rest of us!" May He bless you all.
Debbie (Patulea) Dickey

February 20, 2013

With sympathy, Nadine Oleary

Sang Marcum

February 20, 2013

Dear Marion and family,
I was so saddened to hear of Loren's passing. He was always so nice and gentle with me. I could see his love for his family in his character and actions and know he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. I will miss his wonderful personality and kindness, May God keep you in his loving arms and heal your grief.

Jennette (Bendewald) Hoffman

February 19, 2013

Marion and family,
I was so sorry to read about the passing away of Loren. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Remember all the good times and share them with each other. Know that he is in the best place ever now. May God give all of strength in the following days. God Bless!