Robert D. “Bob” Weddle
April 5, 1938 – October 15, 2013

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 and listening.

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.

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