Robert Weyker

Although Robert “Bob” Weyker had no children of his own, hewas always available for his many nieces and nephews and extended family.

Mr. Weyker died on Thursday, April 11, at Harbor Campus in Port Washington after a 14-month battle with end-stage kidney disease.  He was 79.  

Mr. Weyker was born on Sept. 21, 1939, in the Town of Saukville to George and Eleanor Buchholz Weyker.

Mr. Weyker served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1964.

After his service, he was employed at Gilson Brothers for 33 years.

He was very patriotic and was a member for 50 years with the Warren Kane American Legion Post 410 in Fredonia, for which he served in many capacities as an officer and volunteer. He could often be found working at a brat fry, at National Flag Day or other event.  

Mr. Weyker was remembered by his niece, Stephanie Elliott as a caring man who loved his nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews as if they were his own.

“He was a selfless man who willingly helped others with a smile on his face,” she said.

He often helped their parents by driving nieces and nephews to school, doctor’s appointments or shopping, she said.

He cared for his parents until they passed away and hosted extended family gatherings at their house, doing all the cooking.

 “The whole family would come over and he did all the cooking; he did all the side dishes. He never asked anyone to fix anything. He would just say, ‘No, I got it covered,’” Mrs. Elliott said.

“In the last few years, he made desserts. He was famous for his cherry cheesecake for a long time.”

Mr. Weyker is survived by his siblings Eugene (Darlene) of the Town of Saukville, Ronald (Mary) of Fredonia and Virginella Klapat of Port Washington.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Dorothy Foster.  

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at Divine Savior Parish, Holy Cross Chapel. Father Neil Zinthefer will preside.  

Visitation will be at the church from 3 p.m. Thursday until the Mass. An American Legion walk-through will take place at 5 p.m.  

Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 26, at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Fredonia, where full military honors will be observed.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Legion Warren Kane Post 410.

Eernisse Funeral Home assisted the family.            



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