|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1925|
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 2012|
LAKETON — Merrill B. Weaver, 87, formerly of LaFontaine, Indiana since 1987, passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, December 2, 2012 in Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center. He was born to the late Dewitt and Bertha (Myers) Weaver on June 9, 1925 in Grant County, Indiana.
He married Bonnie J. Smith on June 7, 1963, she passed away on October 24, 2000. He worked at C.E. Troyer Seed Company in LaFontaine, Indiana; then worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Winkle Construction for 18 years, before retiring from Sullivan Construction after 12 years. Merrill and Bonnie owned the Corner Cafe in LaFontaine, Indiana for 4 years. His hobbies were flea markets. He will be missed by his loyal sidekick "Ginger".
He is survived by three sons, Ronnie L. (Ruth) Weaver, California, Missouri, Jeffery L. Cline, Maryland, and Michael Weaver, Marion; three daughters, Becky Elliott, Wabash, Jean Ann (Wayne) Heath, LaFontaine, and Jennifer (Greg) West, Marion; brother, Cecil (Jo Ellen) Weaver, North Manchester; three sisters, Lolita Lobdell and Eileen Silvers, both of LaFontaine and De Hambene, Cincinnati, Ohio; sister-in-law, Louise Weaver, LaFontaine; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 11 great great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Maynard Weaver; two sons, Gene Weaver and John "Sam" Cline; daughter, Joella Taylor; and grandson, Jeremy Taylor.
Services will be 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012 in McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana with Pastor Doug Oakes officiating. Burial will follow in LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine, Indiana.
Dewitt Oral Weaver (1895 - 1985)
Bertha Annis Myers Weaver (1898 - 1992)
Bonnie J Smith Weaver (1930 - 2000)
Lolita E. Weaver Lobdell (1921 - 2014)*
Merrill B Weaver (1925 - 2012)
Maynard D Weaver (1925 - 2008)*
Cecil L Weaver (1930 - 2013)*
Weaver Merrill B. 1925 - 2012 Bonnie J. 1930 - 2000 Married June 7 1963
La Fontaine IOOF Cemetery
Plot: Section D, Lot 13
Created by: Lynn Stoops Chapel
Record added: Dec 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101695530