Dale Eugene Weiland, 92, of Alvin, formerly of Texas City, passed away October 6. 2016. He was born May 18, 1924 to Hildred and Henry Weiland in Britt, Iowa. Dale proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy Air Force. He was a chief operator for Union Carbide in Texas City for over 40 years and owned and operated his own Aircraft Repair Shop being the first licensed A & P Mechanic in Galveston County. Dale was a member of the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association and loved flying his Cessna. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. He was a fan of football games (Go Texans!) and golf. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Gladys Weiland and sister Marian Volding.
Dale leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter Susan Garcia and husband John of Alvin, son Roy Weiland and wife Joyce of Algoa, granddaughters Kristina (Weiland) Boger and husband Thomas of Hartselle, Alabama, and Jamie Whitman Habib and husband Niaz of Sugarland, grandsons James Weiland and wife Krystiana, of Texas City, Michael and Jeremy Garcia of Alvin, Joshua Whitman of Friendswood, Nathaniel Whitman and wife Ashley of Niceville, Florida, and Paul Whitman and wife Annalee, of Helena, Alabama; great grandchildren Aiden, Felicity and Fiona Weiland, Iris Whitman, Karson Boger, and Braeden and Isaac Habib.
A visitation in his honor will be held 5:00-7:00 pm, Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Crowder Funeral Home, Dickinson, Texas with funeral services, 11:00 am Monday, October 10, 2016 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 8200 25th Ave N, Texas City, with interment following at Galveston Memorial Park, Hitchcock, TX.
Honored to serve as pall bearers are Robert Clough, Michael Garcia, Jeremy Garcia, Jeff Dill, Joshua Whitman, and Niaz Habib.
The family of Dale Weiland would like to extend their special thanks to Norma Talbot and the entire staff of Evening Star Personal Care Home in Alvin and the staff of AMED Hospice for the care and respect they showed to Dale for the past two years.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, Texas City.