Garry LaVane Wecker, 81, of O'Neill died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill.
Visitation was held Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 at the mortuary in O'Neill. Bishop Aaron Romesser officiated.
Burial was in the O'Neill Cemetery in O'Neill with military rites provided by the O'Neill American Legion Simonson Post 93.
Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.
Garry was born to Milford and Ruth (Schaum) Wecker on Feb. 22, 1939 in Centralia, MO. With Milford being in the service, the family moved around a lot before settling in the Holt County area.
Garry attended county school north of Inman through eighth grade and then worked on the family farm.
He served in the Nebraska Army National Guard for three years, from February 1956 to February 1959.
Garry also worked for a time for Emmet Thompson
George Timmerman invited Garry to his home for supper one evening, where he met his daughter Bessie. Garry and Bessie were married on Aug. 10, 1967 in Neligh.
The couple made their home in O’Neill where Garry worked for Kraft Foods for over 20 years. He then worked for Alpha Galvanizing and other various jobs around Holt County.
Garry enjoyed hunting, fishing and most of all, spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Garry is survived by is wife of 53 years Bessie Wecker of O’Neill; five children Maria (Jim) Roeder of O’Neill, Joyce (Darrel) Saxton of Black Foot, Idaho, Sandra (Dale) Zwingman and Luretta (Pablo) Alarcon, all of O’Neill, and Garry (Danielle) Wecker of Parker, CO; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog Skippy.
He was preceded in death by his parents Milford and Ruth Wecker; one son Delbert Lynn Ferris; one brother Robert Wecker; James Wecker; Charles Wecker; and Lois Mae Smith.