Reverend George P. Weister, 67, Williamsport, Ind., died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette, Ind.
He was born December 12, 1944, in Bradford, Penn., to Clarence Holmes and Alvera (McClintock) Weister.
Raised in Johnsonburg, Penn., he was a 1962 graduate of Johnsonburg High School. He later graduated from the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y., and received his divinity degree from the Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, Ill. He moved to Indiana in 1974, where he served as a pastor in the United Methodist churches located in Howe, Muncie, Kokomo, Bremen and Attica, Ind. before retiring from the ministry in 1994. He was a dual member of Converse Lodge #601 and Pine Village Lodge #315 F&AM, serving as Past Master. He was a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Freemason, Valley of Terre Haute, Grand Chaplain of the Royal Arch Masons of Indiana, member of the Murat Shrine and held dues cards for several other appendant bodies. He served as representative for the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, retiring in 2011 due to his health. He also served as the chaplain of the Indiana Grand Lodge for Freemasons. He authored several articles for the “Grand Architect of the Universe” column for the Indiana Freemason magazine, dating back to 2004. He was given the title of “Kentucky Colonel” by the Kentucky Commonwealth.
He was married May 25, 1968, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Sandra Fortier. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Greg Weister, Williamsport, Ind.
Memorial services were held Saturday, November 17, at Kokomo Zion United Methodist Church in Kokomo, IN with Reverend Milton Gould and Reverend David Herr officiating.
Burial is in Kokomo Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Kokomo, Ind.
Memorials may be directed to the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, 525 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 or the Williamsport Public Library, 28 E. 2nd St., Williamsport, IN 47993.
Maus Funeral Home in Attica, Ind., was in charge of arrangements.