Dr. Kenneth Dean Weston, DVM

Thursday, February 29, 2024 4:15 pm

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Dr. Kenneth Dean Weston. Ken went to heaven on Feb. 20, 2024, at the Good Samaritan Society in West Union, surrounded by family. Ken was an amazing husband, father, grandpa, brother, friend, and veterinarian whose clients appreciated his gentle and skilled care of their animals.

Ken was born on Oct. 14, 1944, to Jean (Zuercher) and Raymond Weston. He graduated from Lamont High School in 1962. After being introduced through his brother Russ, he married Diane Burrett on Aug. 6, 1966, at St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington, Iowa. In 1968, Ken obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State. After moving to Brillion, Wisconsin, Ken and Diane joined Trinity Lutheran Church. Upon moving to northeast Iowa, they worshipped and served at Washington Prairie Lutheran Church.

Ken loved his family and friends. Diane and Ken were blessed with four children and multiple grandchildren throughout their lives. Despite his work schedule, he somehow made it to most of their activities, even if it meant showing up in his vet coveralls also known as “his greens.” Ken was a mentor to his kid brother Russ, who followed in his veterinary footsteps. They had a special brotherhood, enjoying family events, cheering the Iowa State Cyclones, and frequent visits at Good Sam in later years.

Ken loved his work. He was passionate about taking care of animals, especially dairy cattle. He and his clients treated each other like part of the family. Ken started his practice career in Reedsville, Wis. He was blessed in the latter half of his career to be invited to join as a partner in the Postville Veterinary Clinic. Over his 46-year career, he enjoyed the fellowship and close bond with his fellow veterinarians.

Finally, Ken loved the Green Bay Packers. As a season ticket holder, he would attend as many games as possible and knew every player and their stats. Game day was a big deal in the Weston house, as evidenced by the TVs, radio, and laptop all providing coverage throughout the house. He passed on his love of the team to his children and grandchildren, and his memory will live on every time they cheer at Lambeau Field.

Ken bravely faced his Parkinson’s with Lewy body dementia diagnosis over the years. Although he will be so missed, we celebrate that he was released from his earthly challenges and will now be rejoicing in heaven. Ken’s family wants to express deep gratitude to each special person at St. Croix Hospice for your loving care. The same goes for each of the special caregivers at Good Samaritan Society in West Union. You each know who you are that loved and served Ken.  You all deserve a hug and a warm, personal “thank you!”

Ken was preceded in death by his dear wife Diane on Feb. 1, 2024, and his parents. He is survived by his children Todd (Krista) Weston of Verona, Wis., John (Dr. Marnie) Weston of El Granada, Calif., Aamy Weston-Lewis of Manchester, Iowa, Beth Weston of Waterloo, Iowa, and his grandchildren, Hannah (Mitch) Lahmann, Madeline Weston, Maya Rowland, Christian Weston, Megan Lewis, Kai Weston, Finn Weston & Malakai Quinn. He is also survived by his brother Dr. Russell (Helen) Weston and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 4p to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024 at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in West Union. There will also be a one hour visitation before services at the church on Saturday.

Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Calmar Lutheran Church in Calmar, with Pastor Daryl Thompson as the officiant. Burial will follow at West Union City Cemetery in West Union.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in West Union, is assisting the family with services

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