John W. Weisenberg died peacefully June 6. He was 85.

A mass will be held on at 5:30 p.m., July 12, at St. Canice Church followed by a celebration of his life at his home in Nevada City.

John was born May 1, 1923, in Springfield, Ill., and moved to Alhambra when he was a youngster. He served in the U.S. Navy for five years during World War II and was a student at the University of Southern California during that time as well. After the war, he was successful as a small business owner, a salesman for Proto Tools Company and dabbled in real estate. He was very intuitive and seemed to know when to buy and when to sell, and enjoyed the challenges of doing business. He retired early from his businesses and started a tool collection, which he sold. It became be part of a tool museum.

John is loved and survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorenita Forster Weisenberg; daughters Loren Gregory and Suzie Daggett and husband, Brent; son, John Weisenberg; grandchildren Charles Gregory, Teresa Babcock, Johnny Daggett, and Anna Daggett, and his brothers Joseph and Eugene Weisenberg and families.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Research.

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