John “Tom” Weiland, age 82, a resident of Rio Communities, NM, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Belen where he held many positions was as an usher and greeter. Tom was active in all communities he resided in. He was kind and gentle, and always willing to help. Tom was in the US Naval Reserves and Served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He later retired from the NM live Stock Board. Tom was a man of many hobbies, he loved Volkswagens, auto shows, and restoration. Tom received several awards and trophies for his restored Volkswagens. He loved classic cars and was a model train enthusiast. Tom also loved camping and traveling. His favorite music was blue grass, and Tom loved to play the banjo, ukulele and bass guitar.
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He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Julia Weiland; sister, Anne Pinkerton; sister-in-law, Anne Weiland; son-in-law, Richard Madrid; and great-grandson, Aaron Guiswite.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; daughters, Angie Madrid, and Carol Wilmesherr (Robert); sisters, Suzanne Weiland (Larry Berger), Jean Eddy (Duane); brother, Charles Weiland; sister-in-law, Melanie Kistner; grandchildren, Eric Madrid (Christine), Sara Acree, Eddie Acree, and Ilene Madrid; and great-grandchildren, Madysyn, Paetyn, Jaxyn and Justyn Madrid. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated at First United Methodist Church in Belen, on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First United Methodist Church in Belen. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505)864-4448.