Stayton – Bob, 75,
died October 15 in Sublimity. He was born in the Brown House
in Stayton, where he later lived, and spent all of his life in
Stayton. Bob served in the US Air Force and was stationed in
England. He was the third and final generation of the Weddle
family to own and operate Weddle Funeral Home in Stayton. Bob
worked in the family business growing up and later owned and
operated the funeral home from the early 1960’s until
retiring in 2000. Having served thousands of families over the
years from all over the valley, he touched many people’s
lives and really understood the true value of service, giving
Bob was a member of
the Stayton Volunteer Fire Department, the Moose Lodge, and a
faithful member for many years of AA. He received much
pleasure from spending time with his close comrades hunting,
fishing, cutting fire wood and telling stories over coffee.
Bob enjoyed sports, bird-watching and working on his farm. He
had a fascination with antiques and furniture restoration, and
was forever a Ford man.
Bob is survived by
daughters: Kelli Brooke of Vashon Island, WA, and Kerri Jo
Heim of Kailua, HI; sons-in-law: Ken Heim, Todd Heistuman, and
Steve Brooke; step-daughters: Talena Barker of Bend and Leah
Roberts of Salem; brother: Bill (Kathy) Weddle of Stayton;
sister: Wendy (Rick) Stone of Stayton; grandchildren: Katie
& Kyle Heim; and six step-grandchildren.
Visitation will be
Friday, October 18 from noon until 8:00 pm at North Santiam
Funeral Service in Stayton. Services will be Saturday, October
19 at 1:30 pm at the Stayton Christian Church in Stayton.
Interment will follow at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton. In the
spirit of Bob’s giving nature, the family suggests
contributions to the favorite charity of one’s choice.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.