Edward F Weiss, 83, of Daleville, Indiana, passed away on May 19, 2018 surrounded by his family at his side at Community Hospital in Anderson.
Ed was born in Jacksonburg, Indiana on April 21, 1935. He graduated from Greensfork High School and married Donna M Weiss (Bryan) on September 17, 1955. He began his working career farming, milking cows and working in a factory. In the late 1950's, he worked as a mechanic for different Case farm tractor dealerships. He eventually became a salesman, and later store manager at Case Power & Equipment in Marion.
Ed and Donna moved their family to Daleville in 1966 when he became very involved in construction equipment. Ed & Donna became the co-owners of Dabney & Weiss Equipment, and later became the sole owners of Weiss Machinery. Thru the years with Ed’s leadership, hard work and a keen eye for vision turned the business into the #1 single outlet Dealer for Case Equipment in North America. Later, locations in Van Wert, OH, Mooresville and Ft. Wayne were added.
In 1990, Ed’s passion for construction equipment and golf were incorporated when he designed and developed a golf course community located near Bedford, IN. Hoosier National Golf Club Inc. was established on 540 acres of some of southern Indiana’s most scenic and picturesque landscape. Ed possessed the unique vision, construction skills & knowledge and a passion for the game of golf to create a beautiful masterpiece which lives on today. Ed’s legacy continues under new ownership on what is now Stone Crest Golf Community in Bedford, IN.
Ed retired in 1997, but didn't remain that way for long. In 2004, he opened Daleville Aggregates, selling sand & gravel. After a few years, the main focus of the business shifted towards Ed's first love, selling construction equipment, which continues on today.
He is survived by his wife Donna, and 1 sibling, Charles Weiss, Greensfork, IN. He was predeceased by siblings, Gene Weiss, Bud Weiss, Vernon Weiss, Ralph Weiss and Betty Stubbs.
Surviving, his children: Debbie (husband Mike) Myers, Barb (husband Duane) Jackson, Dale Weiss and Brenda (husband Mark) Jordan. 5 Grandsons: Kyle (wife Layne) Jackson; Chris (wife Valerie) Myers, Brad (wife Amber) Myers; Adam (wife Jayme) Jordan and Austin Jordan. 5 Great Grandchildren: Owen Thompson, GuyAnna Myers, Collin Myers, Reagan Jackson and Beau Jordan
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Ballard & Sons Funeral Home 8212 W Walnut St. Daleville, Indiana. Burial will follow at Saunders Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to service time from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. with Pastor Mike Barker officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Department of Medicine; University of Colorado; Attn: Pulmonary Fibrosis Study 12631 E 17th Ave Aurora, CO 80045
The Ballard Family is honored to Celebrate the Life of Edward Weiss with family and friends.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ballardandsons.com.