Rev. Nelson Edward Weiker, age 89, of Kendallville, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at home with family. Rev. Weiker was born in Wayne, Ohio on August 18, 1931 to the late Clarence David Weiker and Glada C. (Woodruff) Weiker. He met the love of his life, Mary Gertrude Hunt, in first grade at recess and they married on December 16, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. He graduated from Montgomery High School, Ohio in 1950 and Central Bible College, Springfield, Missouri. Rev. Nelson and his wife, Mary, had a house full of eight children as they extended their family to help raise their nieces for many years. Over the past 50 years, Rev. Weiker pastored many congregations and was ordained with the Assemblies of God. He dedicated his life to follow Gods calling in spreading the gospel. He was a great example of a man that followed God, and there is no doubt his legacy followed him to Heaven. He could be seen preaching to a congregation, to family, to friends, and even to strangers he has just met. He lived his life to bring others closer to God whether by spreading the word of God, praying with those who were hurting, or giving to those who were in need. His ministry included nursing homes, jails, and hospitals where he spoke and ministered with music. Along with pastoring, he spent many years as a schoolteacher in one and two room schoolhouses. His daughter Rebecca even had the opportunity to be one of his second-grade students. While teaching all subjects, his primary subject was English and he would lovingly remind his grandchildren on the proper use of adverbs (mainly the word, “like”). Rev. Nelson Weiker enjoyed crafting, sewing, knitting, and gardening. He knew every plant and flower out there and used his sewing talents to bless others. He was also very musically talented and was a part of a quartet that traveled many states. He loved to play his baby grand every day and enjoyed playing many other instruments.
Wife, Mary Weiker of Kendallville, Indiana.
Son, David and Irene Weiker of Casselberry, Florida.
Daughter, Rebecca and Tony Timms of Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Daughter, Naomi and James Webb of Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Daughter, Mary Jo and Ty Pant of Kendallville, Indiana.
Three nieces: Gloria VanLoo, Dawn Roach and Kerri Dekubber.
Adam Weiker, David Weiker, Jr. and Scott Weiker all of Casselberry, Florida;Michele Berkes of Fort Wayne; Rachel and Matthew Green of Lillian, Alabama; Rodney Timms of Huntington; Tony and Christina Timms of Foley, Alabama; Todd and Jennifer Timms of Fort Wayne; Randy and Myla Timms of Columbia City; Troy Adams of Columbia City; James, Jr. and Jennifer Webb of Rhinelander, Wisconsin; Dwight and Merideth Webb of Rhinelander, Wisconsin; Valerie and Luke Feit of Gulf Shores, Alabama; Logan and Amanda Pant of Kendallville; Lucas Pant and fiancé, Ashlyn Fields of Kendallville; Rebecca Pant of Kendallville and 40 wonderful great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Ann Busch, Verna Nelson and Leona Lang; infant twin brothers, Clarence and Harold Weiker, infant grandson Dustin Berkes, niece Tammy Christenson.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM at the Independent Full Gospel Church, 1302 South Gosner Street, Ashley, Indiana.
Visitation will also be held Friday from 3:00 – 5:00 PM prior to the funeral service.
Burial will follow on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Graham Cemetery, Wayne, Ohio.
Memorial donations may be made to the Independent Full Gospel Church.
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