David N. Weiland, 74, of Butler passed away peacefully Sunday morning at his family camp in Kane.
He was born in Butler on September 7, 1937, the youngest son of the late Joseph Bernard and Florence
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1955 to 1959 and was employed at AK Steel Corp. for 36
years. He retired in 1996 and spent much of his time in Kane. He was skilled at carpentry, a true jack of
all trades, and loved a good project. He enjoyed the outdoors, loved playing horseshoes, and spending
time with his extended family. In his typical fashion, he always had to be busy doing something either at
home or helping someone else. He was a member of the Chicora Moose, Lifetime Member of Happy
Hunter’s Hunting & Fishing Club, VFW of Kane, East Butler Firemen Club, Kane Fish & Game Club, and
the Unified Sportsman’s Club of PA.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Berlin Weiland, married on May 13, 2001; 4 sons, Daniel Weiland of
Franklin, James (Tina)Weiland of Greensburg, Alan (Heather)Weiland and Aaron (Tammy) Weiland , both
of Butler; 2 daughters, Lisa (Kirby) Lotz of Prospect, Lori (Tom) Turner of Chicora; 2 stepsons, Gary Berlin
of Florida and Robert (Liz) Berlin of South Carolina; 3 stepdaughters, Debbie (Bruce) Peterson of Kane,
Sue (Don) Weaver, and Jodi (Denny) Walker, both of Butler; 3 sisters, Virginia Birckbichler, Madeline
“Sis” Neff, and Norma Jean Kudamik, all of Butler; 4 brothers, Donald, Robert, Francis “Gabby”, and Leo,
all of Butler. In addition, he is survived by 13grandchildren, Sam and Ali Lotz, Chad, Cameron, Christian, and Chandler Turner, Ryan, Anna, and LucasWeiland, Chloe and Leah Weiland, and Madison and Brayden Weiland; and 8 step-grandchildren, Jake Ehrensberger and Ashley Peterson, Ryan and Craig Berlin, Brandon Berlin, Tara Swanson and KeshaWeiland, and Kayla Berlin, and 11 step great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, David B. Weiland, his step-grandson, Joshua Ehrensberger, his
sister, Joan Gibbs, and his brother Thomas Weiland.
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Wendelin Roman Catholic Church, Carbon Center. The Rev. Steven V. Neff, Pastor, will officiate.