Dr. W. H. “Doc” Weiseth
Date of Birth
August 14, 1917
Colman, South Dakota
Entered into Rest
January 29, 2017
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Friday, February 3, 2017 ~ 2:00 p.m.
American Lutheran Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Pleasant View Cemetery ~ Plainview, Nebraska


Camp Carol Joy Holling or American Lutheran Church WELCA

Dr. W. H. “Doc” Weiseth, 99 of Ashland, NE, formerly of Plainview, NE, died Sunday, January 29, 2017 surrounded by his family at Oxbow Living Center in Ashland.  He was born August 14, 1917 in Colman, SD to Andrew and Mary (Hegge) Weiseth.  Doc graduated from Chester High School.  He received his Bachelor Degree from South Dakota State University and his D. V. M. from Kansas State University.  On August 3, 1958, Doc married Doris (Christiansen) Richling.  Doc worked as a veterinarian for many years in Plainview where he owned and operated a veterinary clinic.  He worked with Dr. A. V. Brunke for 15 years.  After retiring as a veterinarian, Doc began his many years of volunteer work.  Most recently he volunteered at Camp Carol Joy Holling near Ashland.

Doc was a dedicated family man and a servant of God.  He had a curiosity for many things and enjoyed woodworking and gardening.  One of Doc’s favorite things was visiting with people because he had a gift for making them feel welcome and treating everyone as friends.  He was a member of American Lutheran Church in Ashland and the American Legion in Plainview.

He is survived by children: Pete (Norma) Richling, Les (Martha) Richling, Mary (Richard) Abramson and Marcus Weiseth; 9 grandchildren and19 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Doris Weiseth; parents Andrew and Mary Weiseth; sisters: Olga Weiseth and Mildred Andresen; and six siblings that died in childhood.

Condolences for Dr. W. H. “Doc” Weiseth
  1. Marion Casey
    • January 30, 2017 - 3 years ago

    May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and comfort you during this most difficult time.(Rom.15:33)

  2. • January 30, 2017 - 3 years ago

    I am so thankful to have known such an incredible person. Doc became a member of our Camp Family in 2001 and he spent many years on a mower keeping Carol Joy Holling looking good. He will be missed in so many ways.

  3. • January 30, 2017 - 3 years ago

    Doc was a real blessing to Carol Joy Holling Camp, it’s staff and campers. Our ministry is stronger as a result of his witness to the faith.

  4. Diane Hamilton Hoffman
    • January 31, 2017 - 3 years ago

    My sincerest sympathies to all! I do remember your dad very well Mary! I would help my Grandma Nellie Thomas make lefsa in Plainview and your dad would stop for some. He gave me a wind chime made from silverware that he made. He was a very kind nice man that I will always remember! May God comfort all!

  5. Alvin & Sharon Gullickson
    • February 2, 2017 - 3 years ago

    We were so saddened to hear of Doc’s passing..Doc and Doris were a part of our lives since the early 60’s when we rented and later purchased his family farm in South Dakota.Doc enjoyed visiting of his faith,family,friends and farming.This wonderful caring person will be so missed.. Love to All. Alvin & Sharon

  6. Deb McCumber
    • February 2, 2017 - 3 years ago

    Many thanks to you Doc for your faithful volunteer service to Carol Joy Holling Camp. You were always my go-to person for any project that needed an additional hand. I was blessed to have worked with you…always an inspiration!

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