Robert Weiler, 1936-2017

Robert W. Weiler, 80, of LaPorte, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Franciscan Communities Hospice in Michigan City, IN.

He was born Dec. 12, 1936, in LaPorte to Warren and Anne (Klesch) Weiler.

Robert retired after 20 years of service as a LaPorte City fireman. While working at the fire department, he also worked at Fenker’s Finer Furniture in LaPorte. After retirement he worked at Howmet Corp. for 15 years. He was a LaPorte High School graduate. He enjoyed golfing, camping, city sports, softball, basketball, the Chicago Cubs, and spending time with family and friends.

On Jan. 28, 1961, in LaPorte, he married Linda Faye (Clark) Weiler, who preceded him in death Oct. 6, 2002.

Robert was also preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Amy Renee Weiler; and brother, Gordon Weiler.

He is survived by his son, Darren Wayne Weiler of Los Angeles, CA; daughter, Beth Anne (Tom Forsyth) Weiler of Fort Wayne, IN; two grandsons, Matthew (Kelli) Smith of Indianapolis and Joshua Smith of LaPorte; sister, Sherry Camacho of Florida; brother-in-law, David (Shurla) Clark of St. Augustine, FL; Weiler nieces and nephews of South Bend, IN; Shaughnessy nieces, nephews and brother-in-law of Texas; and other extended family.

The family will receive friends at Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LaPorte, on Thursday, May 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, May 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. A life celebration will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Michael Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte.

Memorial contributions may be made to Franciscan Community Hospice, 301 W. Homer St., Michigan City, IN 46360.

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7 Responses to “Robert Weiler, 1936-2017”

  1. Alberta

    May 10. 2017

    Beth, so sorry for your loss, prayers and thoughts are with you.

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  2. billie thresh womack

    May 11. 2017

    Darren and Beth Sorry for your loss prayers to you all

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  3. Dot & Jim Lofton

    May 11. 2017

    Dear Beth,Sherry, and Darren,

    It is bitter sweet with Bob passing and Dot & I knowing your family,

    and lving closeby for many years.Bob was on the Fire Dept. and

    I on the Police Dept. Our condolences to you and yours at this time.

    He was a good father, brother, and grandfather, and had a slew of

    friends. He and his beloved Linda, and Amy went through so

    many tough trials, but kept smiling. Now he can join them in

    heavenly bliss. Dot & I will miss him, but our memories remain.

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  4. Marge Unger

    May 12. 2017

    Darren, Beth, Sherry and Christine, I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a dear friend and Pete’s golfing buddy for many, many years. Thank you for keeping me updated on him after I moved. I’m sure there was quite the welcoming party in heaven and his happiness at seeing Linda and Amy once again. He no doubt RAN into their loving, waiting arms in a body made whole again. He no doubt also has a golf game planned with Pete. Bob carried a piece of my heart with him when he left this world, but I know we will all see him again someday.

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  5. Sharon Green

    May 12. 2017

    Darren and Beth, So sorry to hear that your dad had passed away, My thoughts are with you both. Many memories of when you lived down the street from us.

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  6. Sue Hamilton

    May 14. 2017

    Beth and Darren, i am so sorry for the loss of your Dad as he was a wonderful, kindhearted and gentle soul. It was such an honor to have him as my neighbor for as long as i did. Im sending love and prayers to you guys!

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  7. mike lofton

    Jun 03. 2017

    Condolences to the Wieler family from all the Lofton family. my father was an old friend of the family.

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