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Richard "Rich" J.
Weaver

May 1, 1951 – November 27, 2018

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Obituary for Richard "Rich" J. Weaver

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Richard “Rich” Weaver, 67, of Atlantic, Iowa, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Heritage House in Atlantic.

Richard James Weaver was born May 1, 1951 – May Day! He was born to Lester and Aleen (Christensen) Weaver, the fourth of seven children. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic. Rich attended Atlantic schools, graduating with the class of 1969. He and his fellow sprinters held the record in track for a very long time in the Hawkeye Ten conference long after Rich graduated. Thus, he was nicknamed “Dash” in school.

Upon graduating in 1969, Rich headed to Clarinda where he attended Clarinda Community College. While there, Rich sang in the college choir and travelled to various churches to perform. After graduating, he transferred to Iowa State University where his love of the Cyclones grew to fruition. He would begin going to each football game beginning in 1972, and continue to go until he and Linda attended their last game on October 27 of this year. While in Ames, Rich began working for Woolworth Stores, and he eventually managed stores in Story City, Iowa, Edina, Minnesota, and LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Upon the death of his father in 1980, Rich made the decision to head home to Atlantic and take over his father’s crop insurance business, Weaver Insurance, in 1981. Rich sold crop insurance and was a crop adjuster for 33 years.

Thirty years ago this month, Rich and Linda met; they were married June 22, 1991. Rich’s successful salesmanship with Farmers Mutual Hail garnered him and Linda some wonderful trips together – sweet memories.

Rich’s sweet and joyful spirit will be sorely missed by so many. He is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, Sean, Shane (Karen) and Derek (Lisa); daughters, Stephanie (Shawn) and Amy (Travis); grandchildren, Anna Marie, Mackenzie Grace, Emma Lea, Seth and Leah, Paige and Trevor. Fabier, Deydy and Juan are three compassion children that Rich and Linda have sponsored for 15 years and continue to support.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Aleen Weaver and brother, Ron.

Lord, thank you for giving Rich to us. The memories will go with us forever, and we give You all the glory. Amen. 2 Corinthians 8:9 “For you know the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for our sake He became poor, so that we through His poverty, might become rich”

Visitation with the family present will be held prior to the service on Saturday, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church, with Pastor Keith Menter officiating. Burial will be held at Layton Township Cemetery in Walnut.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Rich’s family and his arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.

IN REMEMBRANCE OF
Richard Weaver

BORN
May 1, 1951 - Atlantic, Iowa

DIED
November 27, 2018 - Atlantic, Iowa
At the age of 67 years, 6 months & 28 days

FUNERAL SERVICE
11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018
Elk Horn Lutheran Church - Elk Horn, Iowa

OFFICIANT
Pastor Keith Menter

ORGANIST
Janell Hansen

ORDER OF SERVICE
Processional - Amazing Grace” #448
Greeting & Prayer
Psalm 23 & Isiah 40:31
“On Eagle’s Wings” by Pastor Keith Menter
Obituary
Words of Remembrance
Ephesians 6: 10-18 & John 4: 1-7
Sermon
“How Great Thou Art” #532
Prayers
Words of Institution
“Lord’s Prayer” by Pastor Keith Menter
Communion
“We All Bow Down”
Commendation & Benediction
Recessional

CASKET BEARERS
Sean Brix
Shane Brix
Derek Brix
Galen Patrick
Brad Lynch
Seth Millikan

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Clair Acker
Roger Jensen
Dan Rourick
David Wargelin
Dave Bergmann
Rich’s Christian brothers who carried him in Israel

INTERMENT
Layton Township Cemetery - Walnut, Iowa

The family invites you to join them for lunch immediately
following the service in the church fellowship hall.

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Visitation

When Saturday, December 1st, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Location
Elk Horn Lutheran Church
Address
4313 Main Street
Elk Horn, IA 51531
Additional Information Visitation with the family present will be held prior to the service on Saturday, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church.

Service Information

When
Saturday, December 1st, 2018 11:00am
Officiating
Pastor Keith Menter
Location
Elk Horn Lutheran Church
Address
4313 Main Street
Elk Horn, IA 51531
Service Extra Info
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church, with Pastor Keith Menter officiating.

Interment Information

Location
Layton Township Cemetery
Address
Walnut, IA

Reception Information

Location
Elk Horn Lutheran Church
Address
4313 Main Street
Elk Horn, IA 51531
Reception Extra Info
A time of lunch and fellowship will he held immediately following the service.