Ed Weir - May 03, 2009Ed Weir was born on July 15, 1939 in Sutherland, Neb. He was the second of four children born to John and Ethel Davidson Weir.
Ed grew up in the Sutherland community and graduated from Sutherland High School in 1957.
Ed worked for a natural gas company, was involved in construction and managed the Kellogg Grain Elevator in Grainton and Wallace for 15 years. It was during this period that he was married to Verlaine Hasenauer Fhuere on Dec. 27, 1983 in Wallace, Neb. They made their home in Wallace and Ed worked as a diesel mechanic for Union Pacific in North Platte, Neb., until he retired in 1998. Ed was diagnosed with a malignancy in April and had been transferred to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha where he died on Sunday, May 3, 2009. He had reached the age of 69.
Ed enjoyed woodworking and growing a large garden which he shared with family and friends. He also enjoyed spending time at their cabin on Johnson lake.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a stepson, Kurt and a grandson, Willie.
Ed is survived by his wife, Vee; two sons Kevin and wife Terry and Brian, both of Omaha; one daughter, Stacy Dietrick of Dallas, Texas; stepchildren, Bill and wife Susie McMurray of Davenport, Wash., Victoria Elukhanyeni in Illinois, Corey and wife Rebecca Fhuere of Coos Bay, Ore., Michelle and husband Andrew Ryan of Denver, Cheri Sowle of Wallace, Wendy Cline of Wallace, Tonyia and husband Michael Miller of North Platte, Neb.; Rita and husband Duane Kirch of Lewellen, Neb.; 21 grandchildren, many foster children, eight exchange students–Argie, Carlos, Kelly, Iraima, Adriana, Peta, Diana, and Juliana; one sister, Kathleen and husband Lane Dikeman of North Platte; two brothers, Jerry and wife Carol of Hershey, Neb., and Roger and wife Deb of North Platte.
His body was cremated. Memorial services were held Thursday, May 7, at the Wallace United Methodist Church in Wallace with Pastors Mary Fuller and Tony Dawson officiating.
Music was provided by Donna Hahn and Bill Arnett.
Honorary escorts were Josh Nielsen, Wiley Sowle, Ryan Sowle, Zach Weir, Brendon Cline, and Dalton Cline.
Inurnment of cremains was at the Wallace Morningview Cemetery.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.