James Weiland 1934-2023


In loving memory James C. Weiland Aug. 18, 1934, to Jan. 1, 2023.

James Clarence was born on Aug. 18, 1934, in Hastings, MN to Nettie and Henry Weiland. James graduated from Hastings High School. He went into the Air Force right after he graduated. After serving his 4 years he started a business with his brother William. His brother moved on but James stayed and created a successful business called W& W Beverage. He married Gail Marcia Moller on September 24th of 1960. They were blessed with two children, Robin and James. He enjoyed 昀ying his remote controlled airplanes, mostly he liked having friendly conversations with the other 昀yers, who then became his best friends. He loved hanging with his grandsons (Dom, Nathan and Matt) at Star Lake in Dent, MN. He was a big in昀uence in their lives and they hope to grow up to be just like him. He loved all the time he got to spend with his granddaughter (Livi) that lives in Nevada. He loved his friends and neighbors both at Star Lake and in Tucson, they became his adopted families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sister. But most close to his heart he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Gail.

There will be a memorial service in Papa’s garage in Dent, MN on Saturday June 24, 2023, at 1 p.m. Internment will be in Dent, next to Gunga his wife.