The Celebration of Life for Bob Weppler of Morse will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm from the Senior Centre in Morse, SK. There will be coffee, tea, sweets, and a time of fellowship immediately following the service.
A Private Family Inurnment Service will take place at the family farm at the conclusion of the Celebration service and fellowship.
In memory of Bob, those wishing to make donations can give to the Meadows Auxiliary in Swift Current.
Bob Weppler, age 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at the Meadows – House 13, Swift Current, SK.
Robert “Bob” Walter Weppler was born October 28, 1933 in Morse, SK to John & Olave Weppler. He grew up on the family farm north of Morse with his five brothers and attended the Rolling Plains School, where he completed grade ten. After finishing school, he continued working on the farm and also took welding and mechanics courses.
Bob met Gladys Seibel when she was cleaning houses on local farms and they were married on June 7, 1957. They had two children, Tom and Lisa, and spent their entire sixty year marriage together on the farm. They ran a bed and breakfast called “Little House on the Prairie” for many years and enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and the hunters who would come back every year — some who have become like family and still keep in touch.
He farmed all his life and also helped his brothers farm, Bob especially enjoyed harvest. Bob loved his Case tractors and could fix them all, he was always very mechanically inclined. If he couldn’t fix it or buy it he made it, something he was proud of. He loved puttering out in his shop and was always happy to change the oil in a vehicle or to rebuild something that was broken. Many years ago, he built stock cars for the club in Morse when they had a stock car club.
Bob loved being outdoors, cutting grass, camping, and attending Tom’s baseball tournaments throughout the years. He used to do income tax for his brothers and that is how he received the name “Taxman” on the CB radio.
Family was always incredibly important to Bob and it was his top priority to be there for them. Whether it was a vehicle issue or something to fix in the house or just to chat, he was always a phone call away to drop everything and come help. He and Lisa never missed a day to chat on the phone. Bob was proud of all of his family and their accomplishments in life, and he told them that any chance he got. He loved all family gatherings, especially getting together for a family meal. After it was over, he would smile and say, “that was tremendous!”
After his brother, Harold, passed away, he became the father figure to his nieces and nephews, Joan, Cam, Earl, and Troy whenever they needed. They have said how much they will miss seeing Uncle Bob’s truck slowly driving up the road or out to the field to see how everything was going.
Losing Gladys in 2017 was a tremendous blow for Bob, he stayed on the farm until the fall of 2019 when he needed more care. First, he moved to Herbert and then Gull Lake before going to the Meadows in Swift Current. 2019 was also the year Bob beat cancer, which was a tremendous achievement. He learned how to adapt to online banking and Facebook, during the pandemic he also became a fan of Facetime.
Bob was a very kind and sensitive man who has left us many good life examples to follow. He had a way of touching and reaching out to everyone he connected with — not just family, but friends and all of the medical staff who cared for him.
He will be forever loved and we will all miss the Bob we came to know.
Bob is survived by his children, Tom (Laurie) Weppler and Lisa (Jim Reid) Weppler; his granddaughters, Tommi (Rogelio) Ortega and Tessa (Brad) Boux; his great-grandchildren, Matteo and Valentina Ortega, and Norah and Esmae Boux; his brother, Chuck (Caroline) Weppler; and by many nieces and nephews.
Bob was predeceased by his wife of sixty years, Gladys Weppler, in 2017; his granddaughter; his parents, John & Olave Weppler; a brother in infancy; and by his brothers, Roy, Harold, Donald, and Jim.