Roy J. Weyker, age 80, of Mill Street, Saukville, WI; formerly of Hillcrest Court, Port Washington, WI; passed away peacefully at the Lawliss Family Hospice in Mequon, Saturday, August 8, 2015.
He was born in Milwaukee on July 9, 1935, son of Elroy and Elizabeth Thelen Weyker. As a young boy, the family moved to Port Washington taking up residence on West Grand Avenue. He graduated from Port Washington High School. On April 19, 1958, Roy married Carol Ann Hoge of Port Washington at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington. Together they lived for many years on Hillcrest Court, more recently moving to Saukville.
Roy was a printer by trade. He had worked for the former Port Washington Herald Newspaper on East Washington Street. Then, for over 30 years, Roy worked for Trade Press Publishing in Milwaukee until he retired in 2000.
To say that Roy was involved with the Saukville Moose lodge would be an understatement. The Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1043 in Saukville owes many of its members to Roy. He had held most positions in the lodge, recruited many members and was the lodge secretary for many years. He had achieved the highest honor being named Pilgrim, which was bestowed to him in May, 1998. He was also state’s secretary for all of the Wisconsin Moose members and their lodges.
Roy was a family man, loved football and liked to argue politics. He was optimistic of a new year for the Badgers and the Packers.
He is survived by his wife Carol Ann; his children Melissa (David) Janik and Laurie (Chris) Janik, both of Fredonia; Amy (Scott) Johnson of Tucson, AZ; Mary Carol Weyker of Waukesha; Jeff (Nisha) Weyker of Brookfield and Terri Sue (Clint) Weninger of Waukesha; 18 Grandchildren; his sisters Betty Unold of Greendale, Mary (the Late Michael) Peckman of Plover and Debbie (Doug) DeMaisie of Chattanooga, TN; his brother Robert (Janis “Toots”) Weyker of Kewaskum; son-in-law John Tiegs of Grafton; sister-in-law Pat (Adrian) Voeller of Port Washington; nieces, nephews, fellow Moose and their families, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by two daughters Sue Jane McNeil and Krista Ann Tiegs and granddaughter Elizabeth Johnson.
Reverend Pat Wendt will celebrate his Mass of Christian Burial at 6PM Thursday, August 13, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 430 N. Johnson Street, Port Washington. Loyal Order of the Moose Service of Tribute at 5:30PM AT CHURCH. Visitation from 3-5:30PM Thursday AT CHURCH. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington. Memorials to the charity of your choice are appreciated.
POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, Port Washington assisting the family.
Our deepest sympathy to Carol and family. We have many happy memories
of Roy and Carol …..bridge club; dinners; the Moose Lodge (dances, parties and
fish fries); driving “up north” in a limo!!! Roy will be truly missed. He was a great friend. Our prayers are with you!
We have many memories of Roy when we were neighbors.
Our sincere sympathy and prayers to the family.
Our sympathy to the family. May memories help you thru this difficult time.
Dear Weyker family, Our sincere sympathy goes out to your family. My memory of Roy is each time coming into the Moose and he would ask me, where’s smiley? That would be our son Noah who would light up a room with his smile! Roy will be missed and our prayers go out to the family. Take care Steve Petersen n family
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