Neil Weger, 83, of Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at the Winter Haven Hospital in Winter Haven, Fla. He retired from Eli Lilly Company Clinton Laboratories as the construction coordinator after many years of service. Neil also spent 23 years with Chicago Bridge and Iron, retiring as a construction foreman. He was born Sept. 30, 1931, in Birds, Ill., to Lyle and Maggie McKewon Weger.
Survivors include: his wife, Faye B. Jones Weger, whom he married March 17, 1951, in Lawrenceville, Ill.; four children: Tom Weger and wife Jeanine of Terre Haute, Tim Weger and wife Debbie of The Villages, Fla., Mike Weger and wife Beth of Auburndale, Fla., and Becky Willimann and husband Ross of Brownsburg, Ind.; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Wanda Weger of Texas; eight grandchildren: Thomas Weger and wife Jennifer, Todd Weger and wife Tandy, Stephanie Lewis and husband Dave, Mandy Weger and husband Mike Gladysz, Melinda Draffin and husband Walter, Michelle Weger and her life partner Leigh Weger, Rachel Willimann, and Marissa Willimann; five great-grandchildren: Hannah Weger, Trey Weger, Ben Lewis, Caleb Draffin and Emma Draffin; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Weger; his parents; four brothers: Gene, Bob, Mac and Bill Weger; and two sisters, Lois Lashbrooke and Nancy Givens.
Neil was a charter member and past trustee of the Cross Lane Community Church, and a member and past president of the Antique and Classic Car Club in Terre Haute.
Funeral services for Neil will be 11 a.m. Monday, at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, with Pastor Brett Wilson officiating.
Burial will be in Bethesda Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and prior to services Monday. The family kindly suggests that if friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Cross Lane Community Church with envelopes available in the funeral home.