Obituary of Robert John Weeks
Robert John Weeks, 81, of The Villages, FL, joined his eternal family in Heaven on September 11, 2018.
Bob was born in Minneapolis, MN on October 21, 1936, to Edson and Clara Ann Weeks. He lived in MN until retiring to The Villages, Fl. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Edson Weeks, Jr., and Warren J. Weeks; nephew Edson Weeks III; and seven grandbabies.
He is survived by his wife Judy of The Villages, FL; son Michael of New Prague, MN; daughters Pamela (Dean) Solstad-Montray of Oxford, FL, and Karen (Blake) Leonard of Poway, CA; brother Richard (Aleda) Weeks of Merrifield, MN. He was loved by his grandchildren Tylor Solstad, Ethan Weeks, Kally (Travis) Marschall, Jesse Solstad, Sydney Weeks, Justin Montray, Owen Leonard, Colin Leonard; and great grandchildren Tucker, Trevyn and Taten Marschall; and many nieces and nephews.
Bob amply provided for his family financially through employment at Pako Corporation for 24 years, then Rouse Mechanical and finally Ace Supply; all in the Minneapolis area.
Bob provided leadership for his family through membership and involvement in Berean Evangelical Free Church and New Hope Church in Minnesota, and at Live Oaks Community Church in The Villages, FL. His quiet life of faith in Jesus as his personal Savior was an example to his family and so many others. He left this earth quietly and peacefully, and with a smile on his face; obviously looking forward to his new life in Heaven.
Bob provided recreation for his family who were spectators and sometimes participants in his many softball games and through times at the family lake home, where he helped teach the grandkids how to tube and water ski and fish.
Bob was well loved as husband to Judy; dad to Mike, Pam, and Karen; father-in-law to Dean and Blake; Papa to his grandchildren, and “Papa-Papa” to his great grandchildren. He will be sorely missed.
Bob will be remembered with a Celebration of Life Service at Live Oaks Community Church in Oxford, FL, Saturday, September 15, 2018. The church is located at the corner of Woodridge and CR 103, with an entrance on Woodridge. Visitation is at 1:15, service at 2:00 PM. And a memorial service at New Hope Church, 4225 Gettysburg Ave N, New Hope, MN 55428 on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM. There will be a visitation/reception following the service. Honors will be rendered at a private inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to Live Oaks Community Church, or New Hope Church, American Parkinson Disease Association, or Mayo Clinic Cancer Research.
Arrangements entrusted with HIERS-BAXLEY Funeral & Cremation Life Event Center, 3975 Wedgewood Lane, The Villages, FL 32162. Sentiments may be left online at www.hiers-baxley.com.