Jeff Weyer, 64, Ferdinand

Jeff Weyer, 64, of Ferdinand, passed away at home on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Jeff was born to Edward and Leonarda Weyer. Jeff graduated from Forest Park High School in 1973 and Indiana University School of Business in 1977. On July 9, 1977, Jeff married Joan Reckelhoff at St. Ferdinand Church.

He was manager at Hyplex Corporation in the late 1970s. Then, he was an Operations Manager at Wilmes Window for 10 years. While working there, he began his own business in 1980 growing Christmas trees. In 1990, Weyer Tree Farm and Nursery became Jeff’s full time occupation. The business sold thousands of ball and burlap white pines for landscaping, was Monrovia Nursery’s biggest distributor of potted plants in Southern Indiana, and grew and sold Christmas trees, upward to 5,000 a year. In 2017, Jeff started working towards retirement and settling the business down.

Jeff was a 45 year member of the Sons of American Legion, Post 124, and for one year, he was a Commander of this post. Along with this, Jeff was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church. In his free time, Jeff loved traveling through all 50 states, Canada, Mexica, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. He enjoyed hunting animals, pitching horse shoes, and he managed little league and pony league baseball.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Joan Weyer, Ferdinand; children, Jon (Capri) Weyer, Newburgh, and Janelle (Nathan) Reeves, Bloomington; grandchildren, Sonya, Eva, Lena and Nora; one sister, Bev Schulthise, Ferdinand; stepmother, Mary Weyer, Ferdinand; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Weyer, Ferdinand; stepsisters, Kim (Mary Warner) Becher, Jasper, and Laura Becher, Ferdinand; and stepbrother, Joey (Sarah) Becher, Ferdinand.

Preceding him in death are his mother and father; brother, Timothy Weyer; and brother-in-law, Gary Schulthise.

A visitation will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and from 7 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday January 15, 2020, at the Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

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