Christopher J. Weis, 58, Bloomington

Published 10:40 am Friday, July 20, 2012

Christopher J. Weis, 58, of Bloomington, Minn., left this earth peacefully on July 18 at a hospice in Edina, Minn. He was surrounded by people who loved him and who figure he’s now fishing for trout in a quiet stream.

Christopher J. Weis

Christopher was born Nov. 19, 1953, in Austin, Minn., and grew up in a big family in which he was often the instigator of fun and mischief.

Before he retired, Christopher was a podiatrist in Richfield, Minn. After he stopped making his patients’ feet happy, he was able to spend more time at his beloved farm in Caledonia, Minn., where a stream populated with bountiful trout brought him great joy and serenity.

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A few weeks ago, Christopher fulfilled a dream for his farm. More than 1,000 grapevines were planted. He put the first and last ones in the earth himself and they will serve as a lasting tribute to a life that touched so many people. His smile, his wit and his passion for life will never be forgotten.

He is survived by his daughters Ashley Weis, 22, and Harlie Weis, 21. He was a proud and devoted dad who took great joy in their company.

Other survivors include his father, Ray Weis of Austin, Minn., and his wife Mary; his brother Pete and sisters Peggy, Meredith and Melissa; and many relatives and friends who reveled in his companionship, generosity and humor.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Cremation Society of Minnesota’s Edina Chapel, 7100 France Ave. S, Edina, MN 55435. The family prefers memorials to the Simpson Housing Service, a men’s homeless shelter at 2740 First Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55408.