VisitationBainbridge Funeral Home
Wheaton, MN 56296
Howard Weick, age 86, of Whitney, Texas, formerly of Dumont, Minnesota passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at St. Catherine's Center in Waco, Texas.
A family burial will be held Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Siloah Memorial Chapel, Parnell Township, rural Graceville, Minnesota with Rev. Mark Matthews officiating. Friends and family are invited to a meal at the Graceville Community Center in Graceville beginning at 12:30 on Friday.
Burial will be in Siloah Lutheran Cemetery. Urn bearers will be his five grandchildren: Brian Hosterman, Seth Weick, Amanda Scurlock, Chad Rowland and Cory Rowland.
Visitation for friends and family will be held Thursday, October 4th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Bainbridge Funeral Home in Wheaton.
Howard Donald Weick was born in Wheaton, Minnesota to George and Clara Weick. He grew up on the farm where he helped his father and mother with the chores and farming and attended country school. He later attended the Barry School and graduated from Graceville High School in 1951.
Howard married Carol Charmaine Neische in 1952 at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.
To this union three children were born: Terry, Steve and Sandy. They moved into an apartment in Graceville where he bought a bus and partnered with Elmer Madsen in a Mobile Station. The couple later purchased a home in Graceville. When his father retired he swapped homes with his parents and moved to the family farm in Parnell Township.
With trucking being in his blood he decided to leave the farm and move to Dumont, MN where he built a new home and resided there until his three children graduated from high school. During that time he bought out the Cauley Trucking Firm and the Hauschild Trucking Firm. Eventually, he expanded his business buying out two more truck lines from Wheaton, the Reynolds Truckline and the Frounfelter Truckline.
In 1977 he decided to sell everything and move south to Midlothin, TX. They lived there for several years before returning to Park Rapids, MN where they owned and managed apartment buildings. He also continued to drive over the road trips with Carol sometimes riding along. In 1991 they made their final move to Whitney, TX. In his later years Howard enjoyed helping his sons at their business Lonestar Stone. Lonestar became his second family and he spent many hours there visiting and helping where he could. As he got older visits from family meant very much to him. He loved trucking, playing cards, lottery and scratch-off tickets, family and friends and his faithful companion, Lucky the dog.
Left to cherish his memory are his three children: Terry (Ronda) Weick of Whitney, TX; Steve (Dana) Weick of Whitney, TX; and Sandy (Ed) Rowland of Otsego, MN; step-grandson Brian Hosterman of Whitney, TX and his children Caitlin and Jacob; grandchildren: Seth (Kristin) Weick of Whitney, TX; Amanda (Joel) Scurlock of Panama City Beach, FL and their children Nora and Clara; Chad (Angie) Rowland of Monticello, MN and their children Justice, Cherish, Patience, Ryder and Journey; and Cory (Erica) Rowland of Buffalo, MN and their children Kaylee and Kody; sisters: Lucille Lundquist, Ruth (Bill Setzer) Nelson, Janice Shepard, Donna (Norman) Snyder and Shirley (Joe) Seifert; brothers: Wayne Weick, Marvin (MaryAnn) Weick, Earnest (Jolleen) Weick, and Douglas (Kyle Kunze) Weick; and sisters-in-law: Carol Weick and Betty Weick.
Howard was preceded in death by his wife Carol of 58 years; his parents, George and Clara; sister Ilene Lundquist; brothers: Merle Weick, Warren Weick and Elis Schedin; sisters-in-law: Midge Weick and Helen Schedin; and brothers-in-law: Richard Lundquist, Robert Lundquist, Glen Shepard and David Nelson.