Funeral services for Orval Weyers of Hay Springs, 81, of Hay Springs, Nebraska will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Hay Springs with Father Joseph K. Joseph and Father Tim Stoner officiating. Burial will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Mirage Flats. A rosary will be held on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the church.
Orval Leonard Weyers died on June 19, 2015. He was born on August 30, 1933, the youngest four children to Pete and Annie Weyers of Hay Springs. He lived and died in the house where he was born.
Orval attended a one room schoolhouse, RiverView, for his grade school years. He boarded in Hay Springs for his high school years. In 1955, he graduated from the University of Nebraska Ag College with a degree in Conservation. Upon graduation through the Army ROTC he was stationed in Germany and France. After he completed his military service he and an Army buddy purchased a small French car (the Citroen) and traveled through southern Europe, the Middle East and Southern Asia to India. They returned back to the US via an American oil tanker upon which their wages were 1 cent per month. In 1959, Orval began working for the Kimball, Nebraska Soil Conservation Service. In March 1960, he quit to begin operating the family farm. In summer 1961, he married Mary Anderson, whom he had met on a blind date. They spent 54 years together.
Orval delighted in being involved in the community. He joined the NFO (National Farmers Organization). He was on the Sheridan County Fair Board and the Alliance Coop board of directors (now Westco). He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed assisting with the District 30 “PlayDay.” He served 24 years on the District 30 School board, most of the time as president. He served on the Sheridan County School Reorganization Committee. He was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church where he assisted with the finance committee, the maintenance committee, and the annual Appeals Program. He lectured and serviced as Eucharistic minister. He was active in the American Legion where he served as commander from 2003-2014.
Orval is survived by his wife, Mary Weyers, his son, Neal Weyers and wife Twila Weyers; daughter Sonya Robinette and husband Jerry Robinette. Orval is survived by the four grandsons, Austin Weyers (Morgan), Garrett Weyers, JJ Jara and Jacob Jara (Tiniqua), and one great grandchildren. Orval is further survived by his brothers, Leo Weyers (Idonna) and Louis Weyers (Linda).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hay Springs Pool Fund or the Lister Sage maintenance committee. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary, PO Box 443. Hay Springs, NE 69347.
Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements