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Bobbie Joseph Weyer
On Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at 6:35 a.m., Bobbie Joseph Weyer died after losing his battle with Pneumonia at the Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City.
Mr. Weyer was born on May 12, 1932, near Blue Mountain in rural Wibaux County to Joseph and Lucy Tarbell Weyer. He was the seventh of 10 children. He grew up on Beaver Creek and attended elementary school at the W-Bar school. He graduated from Wibaux County High School in 1950.
Growing up in a large family during the depression made him very conservative and he learned to do with what you had (ie: his treasures).
Hard work was always part of his life. He ranched/farmed north of Wibaux his entire life. He also worked at the Wibaux Elevator, on oil rigs and for the county to help support his family. He raised many good horses over the years and cattle were always a part of his life. He was an outstanding stockman and was voted outstanding farmer in 1972.
Mr. Weyer loved the land. His attitude for grazing, was “take half, leave half.” He loved to run the combine. Up until 2002 it was his favorite thing to do. Then he really found his passion when he started raising/selling bulls. He would spend hours down in the corral talking to them, earning their trust, scratching them then eventually getting the curry comb out and cleaning them up. He was so proud when someone would comment on how gentle the bulls were and ask him if he wanted a job. He would get really down in the early summer when all had been sold, until we’d start deciding which calves were going to make the bull pen that fall.
He spent many hours fencing. He believed that good fences made for good neighbors.
His other true love was his family. He was very proud of his family, but believed in letting them live their own lives. He was always there if they needed him. He taught his children and grandchildren his hard work ethic. His answer to everything was just work a little harder.
Mr. Weyer enjoyed hunting as a young man and taught his children how to hunt. After that, he let the boys do the hunting as he said, “You can only eat so much deer meat.” Mr. Weyer loved to laugh. He was well known for his laugh and his smile. He had a very tender heart and would do anything for anyone, even if it meant his own work would suffer.
He is survived by his soulmate and love of his life, his wife, Debbie, and his four children from a previous marriage, Terry Weyer, Cheryl (George) Zorzakis, Tim (Kim) Weyer and Tracy Weyer; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lillian Quale, Jean (Roger) Jacobsen and Inez (Don) Parker; several sisters- and brothers-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews; and his mother-in-law.
Mr. Weyer was preceded in death by his parents and all of his brothers.
Celebration of his life will be Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Wibaux County Fair Exhibit Hall. We ask that stories involving him or about him be shared at the service. A meal will be served after the service. Spreading of his ashes on Blue Mountain will take place next spring.
Memorials can be made to the Wibaux County Nursing Home Boiler Fund, Friendship Villa Memorial Residents Fund, the Wibaux County 4-H/FFA Scholarship Fund or the American Salers Association Foundation.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.