Carl Weyers was born June 11, 1936, at the rural family home near Reasnor, Iowa. He passed away at the Pella Regional Health Center, Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at the age of seventy-six.
When Carl was three years old the family moved to a farm near Newton. He attended Pilot Grove #5 School through the eighth grade.
On May 13, 1959, he was united in marriage with Marilyn Van Houweling at the First Reformed Church in Pella, Iowa. They lived on a farm outside of Newton until the fall of 1959, and then moved to a farm in rural Otley, where they currently resided. They were blessed with four children: Linda, Craig, David, and Bryan. Carl was employed at Winpower in Newton from 1954-1960. He then started farming in the Otley area until present.
He served his country with the Army Reserves from 1957 until 1964. He was a member of the New Hope Community Church in Pella where he served on the board. He was a Township Trustee and a board member of the FSA. Carl loved his family and farming. He was particularly happy when he could attend a farm auction.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of fifty-three years, Marilyn; his four children: Linda (Junior) De Jong of Lynnville, Craig Weyers of Billings, Montana, David (Kristy) Weyers of Monroe, Bryan (Tracy) Weyers of Monroe; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sisters: Thelma Shampine of Quitman, Texas, Mary (Bill) Hoover of Newton, Imogene White of Monroe, Kay (Roland) Law of Newton, Janet (Steve) Foster of Newton; brother, Carroll (Bonnie) Weyers of Newton; brother-in-law, Chuck Springer of Newton; in-laws: Paul Van Houweling of Denver, Colorado, Julie Vos of Oskaloosa, Ardith Robertson of Albert Lea, Minnesota, Carl Van Houweling of Pella, and Marge Van Houweling of Pella.
Carl was preceded in death by: his parents, Theodore and Emma Weyers; parents-in-law, Marion and Gertrude Van Houweling; sister Helen Springer; brothers-and sisters-in-law: Chuck Shampine, Lloyd White, Margaret Van Houweling, Mary and Marion Heemstra, Jake Vos, Gerald Van Houweling, R.J. Robertson, and Marlyn Van Houweling; grandsons, Tanner Weyers and Eric Weyers; and great-grandson, Collin De Vries.
A memorial service was held Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the First Refomed Church in Pella. Burial took place at the Oakwood Cemetery. The Garden Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.