Helmut Weis, age 81, of Sandwich, Illinois, passed away on July 10, 2020. He was born on August 19, 1938 in Gaustadt, West Germany the son of Michael and Dorothea (Krog) Weis.
Mr. Weis immigrated to the United Stated in 1959 and began his career as a baker and worked in several bakeries in Chicago and finally retired from LaPetite Pastry in Chicago. Helmut was united in marriage on March 19, 1964 to the love of his life three months after their meeting on a blind date in Chicago to the former Josefine (Bohm) Weis and they spent the next 45 years together until her passing on January 3, 2009. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Sandwich, Illinois. After the passing of his wife, he enjoyed several years having lunch, playing Wii Bowling and going on outings at the Fox Valley Older Adult Services. He also enjoyed attending sporting events and band concerts that his grandsons participated in. When he wasn't spending time with his grandchildren he was always doing some form of yard work.
Helmut is survived by his daughter Lisa Saitta of Sandwich and his two grandsons whom he loved dearly, Matthew (Fiancée Emily Kasprzyk) of Aurora and Thomas Saitta of Sandwich. He is also survived by a son Michael.
Memorial services will be held at Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 North Main Street, Sandwich, Illinois, on August 19, 2020 with the wake at 9:00 am and funeral following at 11:00 am.
Memorials may be given to Salem Lutheran Church or Fox Valley Community Center.