Gary D. Weder, age 59, of Trenton, passed away Friday, September 19 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Funeral services for 59 year old Gary D. Weder will be held Tuesday, September 23 at 11:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Keystone Cemetery in St. Jacob. Friends may call Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
He was born on Saturday, August 20, 1955, in Highland, IL, the son of Wibur Oliver and Rose Ann (nee Vosholler) Weder.
On Saturday, October 03, 1987, he married Mary Ann Weder (nee Schroeter) who survives.
He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Troy, IL; former member of the Knights of Columbus and a Laborer Local.
Born at Highland, IL; grew up in St. Jacob, IL and attended Triad Schools. He lived at Fairbury, IL, later moved back to St. Jacob and was a welder for Spaeth Welding, New Baden, IL. He later became a laborer out of the St. Jacob labor hall for a number of years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing pool. He raised peacocks, pigeons, chickens, rabbits, ostriches, emu and lambs. He loved to garden and butcher his own meat. He and his wife did canning for items raised in their garden
Wife – Mary Ann Weder, Trenton, IL
Daughter – Sheila E. (Charley) Sortor, O Fallon, IL
Daughter – Colleen M. (fiancé-Todd Koethe) Weder, Troy, IL
Grandchild – Olivia A. Fischer, Troy, IL
Grandchild – Alyssa M. Sortor, O Fallon, IL
Grandchild – Lane R. Koethe, Troy, IL
Grandchild – Hayden E. Sortor, O Fallon, IL
Sister – Nancy E. (Steve) Peters, Pocahontas, IL
Mother In-law – Mary K. Schroeter, Troy, IL
Sister In-law – Judy Weder, Troy, IL
Nieces and Nephews – Many
He was preceded in death by:
Father – Wibur O. Weder (died 4/11/1971)
Mother – Rose A. Weder (nee Vosholler) (died 4/11/2007)
Brother – Robert Allen Weder (died 6/1/2008)
Brother – Thomas C. Weder (died 2/9/1986)
Father In-law – Harvey A. Schroeter, Sr. (died 8/11/1982)