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Johnny R. Weir
December 23, 1945 ~ December 31, 2022 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Johnny “John” R, Weir passed away on December 31, 2022, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by loving members of his family. John was a beloved and devoted husband of 46 years, a loving father and grandfather. John was a United States Army veteran, he was stationed in Korea and Germany from 1964-1967. John’s interests included reading, keeping up with current events and gardening, especially flowers, playing with his various pet dogs, and being “grandpa”, John worked as a millwright in the steel mills for over forty years, retiring in 2008.
He is survived by his loving wife Karen (nee Wells); son James (Tina) of Hammond; grandson Anthony of Hammond; brother Ron (Deb) of Naperville, IL; and sister Donna (Phil) Lewis of Valparaiso, IN; also surviving are three sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his mother and father, Wanda and James Weir; his step-mother, Martha Weir; son, Michael Weir; mother and father-in-law Esther and Walter Wells.
A celebration of life will be held at Andorra Banquet Hall, 1112 US Hwy 41, Schererville, IN on Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friends and relatives are invited to join us in remembering John and share fond and loving memories of him over lunch. For additional information friends may contact Bocken Funeral Home at (219)844-1600 or visit www.bockenfunerals.com.