Dr. Karl Nephi Weiss passed away on Thursday, October 23, 1997 at midnight in Sandy, Utah.
He was the son of Karl Weiss and Theresa Baumgartner Weiss. He was born and raised in Salt Lake City, and graduated from South High School in 1941. He served in the Army Air Corps as a 2nd lieutenant and as a bombardier instructor at many U.S. army bases. His education spanned more than 17 years. He attended the University of Utah majoring in premed., after which he attended the University of Oregon Dental School in Portland, Oregon, graduating with top honors. He then attended the University of Minnesota and served a three year fellowship at the Mayo Foundation in Rochester, Minnesota. Additionally, he interned at the Detroit Receiving Hospital for further training in trauma surgery.He opened his practice in Salt Lake City and then moved to California with offices in Millbrae and South San Francisco where he practiced for more than 25 years. He retired in 1980. During his dental school years, he met and married Doreen Cutler. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in June of 1955. While he was at the Mayo Clinic, he and his wife had a son, Karl S. Weiss.
He is survived by his son, Karl; his daughter-in-law, Sharon, and their five children, Shannon, Jessica, Lauren, Jeffrey, and Kendra, who all currently reside in Sugar Land, Texas.
Karl was the oldest in a family of 10 brothers and sisters, who are all married with families. The Weiss families live in the Salt Lake Valley, Southern Utah, San Jose, California, Phoenix, Arizona, and Pittsford, New York. He dearly loved his family and his brothers and sisters. He lived for his grandchildren and gloried in their accomplishments. They loved their Papa and will never forget him. This family is bonded strongly because they are all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We loved him so much and will miss him, but know that we will see him again and be together forever.
Karl loved his Father in Heaven and served Him faithfully. He was a Bishop in the San Mateo, California Second Ward. He further served on High Councils and completed a German Name Extraction Mission with Doreen for three years. He moved to Salt Lake City in March 1980 and served another three years in this program. Most recently, he was called to serve on the Temple Square Concert Series Committee and served in this capacity until he became ill.
He was a fine artist and his oil paintings adorn the walls of his home. He was also a fine musician having played the violin since he was a young man. He loved the arts and found great joy in his last calling in the church. We honor and revere him for his example to us all. As his wife survived him and lived in Sandy, she will always strive to be worthy of him and be an example to others as Karl did all his life.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tues., Oct. 28, 1997 in the Union Fifth Ward LDS Chapel at 7784 South 2000 East. A viewing will be held before the funeral service on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn, 3401 Highland Drive in Salt Lake and one hour prior to services at the ward. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Garden of the Lilies Mausoleum.
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