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John Weisert: An Air Force veteran and mechanical engineer

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Posted at 7:40 PM, Apr 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-02 15:02:09-04

John Weisert was one of the eight people who were killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. This story focuses on how Weisert is being remembered.

INDIANAPOLIS — John Weisert, 74, was an Air Force veteran and mechanical engineer.

Close friends and family called him Steve.

Weisert started working for FedEx four years ago to make ends meet.

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John Weisert

“He was a very decent, kind man, very dedicated to protecting and providing for the ones he loved,” Mike Weisert, his son, told The New York Times.

His family said he liked to play country, Western, and bluegrass music on the guitar, watch wrestling on TV and watch action and classic films.

He also loved action movies and classic films.

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John Weisert

An obituary was posted on April 29 for Weisert. You can read it below:

"John Steven “Steve” Weisert, 74, passed away on April 15, 2021. Born on February 2, 1947, to John and Mildred Weisert in St. Louis, Missouri, Steve lived the majority of his life in Houston, TX, and Indianapolis, IN. He was an Air Force veteran and a professional engineer who traveled overseas extensively with his career He was a very active volunteer in his church, for the Indiana Transportation Museum, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and two charities; the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul. Steve leaves behind his wife, Mary Carol Weisert, and two children, Michael John Weisert and Lisa Ann Weisert. A third child, Daniel Lee Weisert, preceded Steve in death. Calling will be Tuesday May 4, 2021, from 5 – 8pm, at Flanner Buchanan Mortuary. Zionsville. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at St Luke's Catholic Church in Indianapolis."

A GoFundMe has been started to support his family.

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