Date of Birth

May 16, 1920
Flint, Michigan

Date of Death

October 8, 2017
Paw Paw, Michigan

Louise Dorothy Weeden passed away at the age of 97 on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Paw Paw. Louise was born May 16, 1920, in Flint, Mich., the daughter of Henry and Marie (Keitzman) Meida.

Louise was co-owner of the Hartford Shopping Center in Hartford with her husband, Merritt. After retiring in 1973, they moved to Florida. Merritt passed away in 1984 and in 1998, Louise moved to Paw Paw, where she spent her remaining days with her daughter, Barbara. Louise was a member of the Paw Paw Seventh-day Adventist Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling, doing crafts of all kinds, swimming, bicycling and reading, however, her most enjoyable times were those moments spent with her children and grandchildren.

Louise is survived by her children: Lee (Dorla) Weeden of Jenks, Okla., William (Marjorie) Weeden of Hartford, Merry Lou Link and Barbara Carpenter both of Paw Paw, and Janyce Mack of Kalamazoo. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren: Kathy Parker-Hammond, Karen Parks, Steven Weeden, Timothy Weeden, Judy Weeden, David Weeden, Susan Esmond, Charles Weeden, William D. Weeden Jr., Sandra Newman, Rhiannon Mack-Diaz, Misty Hill, Jason Weeden and Jeffery Weeden; many great-grandchildren, a few great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Besides her husband, Merritt; Louise was preceded in death by her children, Fred and Thomas Weeden; her parents; and her siblings: Ruth Lattie, Elfriede Gay, Bill Meida and Helen Meida.

The family will welcome friends from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, where a celebration of life service to honor Louise’s memory will commence at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Taylor officiating. Louise will be laid to rest next to her husband at Maple Hill Cemetery in Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Southwest Michigan Hospice. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at

4 Responses to Obituaries: Louise Dorothy Weeden

  • Calvin Funeral Home says:

    Please post any condolences for Louise Dorothy Weeden in the “Leave Your Condolences” comment section below. All e-mail contact information will be made private, but will be given to the family during the services. Our thoughts and prayers go to Louise’s family during their time of grief.

  • pat martin says:

    So very sorry to hear about your mom she played a huge role in my life growing up. I will keep you all in my prayers as struggle thru this.
    Pat Martin

  • Eileen Wasylecki says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Louise last Friday with Kayley the Hospice Aide (I’m in training). Louise’s daughters took such wonderful and loving care of her, so that means Louise was a wonderful and loving mother. I’m sorry for your loss.

  • David Galati says:

    She was to us kids second mom I don’t think she had a favorite she loved us all with open arms as long as we helped peel the potato’s! The Weeden family will always be in my heart and I’m sorry I wont be able to attend her celebration of her long life. RIP

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