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Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM (Mountain).

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
Kadoka, South Dakota

Kadoka Cemetery
Kadoka, South Dakota
A visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral service on Tuesday.

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In memory of

Pat Leroy Weaver

of Wanblee, South Dakota, died on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 85

Pat was born May 9, 1933 to Loyd and Sylvia Weaver at Allen, SD. He was the last child of 5. He was born on the tiny side, so to help him along he was kept on top of the warming oven in the old cookstove. In his early years, he was mainly raised around the Martin and Wanblee area with spending a short time in Idaho and Nebraska.

He attended schools at Wanblee, Eagle Nest School, Garner School and finishing 8th grade at Gordon, Nebraska. In May of 1953, Pat joined the Army. He did basic training in Kansas. After basic training he served in the 4th Field Artillery working With the mules throughout Colorado. He was Honorably discharged in September 1954 due to hardship.

Pat married the love of his life Monica Herber on October 16, 1955 in Kadoka SD. They started their married life on a place just northeast of Kadoka. They lived there for two and a half years. While living there the first son, Casey, was born. June of 1957 Pat moved his family to the homestead, west of Wanblee, where he still resided until the time of his death. This is where the rest of the children, Jackie, Loyd, Lyn, Lesa and Lavonne, were born and raised. Pat made a living farming and ranching. He worked for a short time with the Game, Fish. and Parks. When times were tough, he also worked on road construction and did custom haying from Tuthill to Kadoka until retiring. They continued to raise cattle and live on the homestead until later years.

Pat was a handy person. Pat and Monica realized that after 4 more kids were born that their house was too small. In September of 1965, they built the house they lived in until they retired and moved into a smaller house on what was part of the garden area. While building the house they had help from neighbors, especially Wayne Riggins and Glen Arment. Wayne taught them how the lay the blocks for the house. Glen Arment helped build the cupboards that were in the kitchen and the bathroom.

One of Pat's biggest joys was teaching someone how to fish and coyote call to anyone who wanted to learn, especially his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed coon hunting and coyote calling with neighborhood friends in his younger years. Dancing was another enjoyment. Whenever he heard a good song his legs began a moving. He was passionate about fishing with family and friends. Pat also loved working with wood and made beautiful furniture and shelves from the cedar trees off the home place. He also spent many hours playing cards or having a toddy with family or friends.

Pat was grateful to share 62 years of his life with his wife, Monica. He is also survived by his three sons: Casey and his wife, Cindy, of Wall, Loyd and his wife, Mary Ellen, of High Springs, Florida, Lyn and his wife, Debbilyn, of Newell; and three daughters: Jackie and her husband, Keith Brothers, of High Springs, Florida, Lesa and her husband, Rick Hagen, of Gillette, Wyoming, and Lavonne and her husband, Mark Slovek, of Wanblee; in addition to 14 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Pat is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Wallace as a child and Kenneth and his wife, Christine; two sisters: Vera Amiotte and her husband, Albert, and Shirley Neiffer and her husband, Gene; and a daughter-in-Law Debbie Weaver (Loyd).

Visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral service on Tuesday.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Kadoka.

Interment with military honors will be at the Kadoka Cemetery.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
Kadoka, South Dakota

Father Tyler Dennis

JoAnne Stilwell - Pianist
Congregational Hymn
“On Eagles Wings”
Special Music
Lawrence and Tera Hockenbary
“Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone”
“Go Rest High on That Mountain”

John Herber - Lawrence Hockenbary

All of Pat’s Grandsons
Cody Weaver - Cole Weaver - Clay Weaver
Dustin Hagen - Shawn Hagen - Caleb Weaver
Luke Pennington - Jesse Pennington - Quade Slovek - Seth Slovek

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Kadoka Cemetery
Kadoka, South Dakota

  • Sorry for your loss. When I think of Pat and Monica I think of the great memories they made with my mom and dad. The trips and many card games were always fun memories with great friends. Thinking of you all and sending prayers those happy memories will help with the days to come. ~ Michelle (Parke) Renning Emerson, Nebraska (9/12/2018)
  • Monica and family, so sorry to hear about the passing of Pat. I have lot's of childhood memories to remember and always come up with a story when I travel by the place on hwy 44. May Pat rest in peace!
    Our Deepest Sympathy & Prayers for Comfort,
    Marvin & Kathy Porch Jobgen
    ~ Marvin & Kathy Jobgen Scenic SD (9/11/2018)
  • to all of Pat's Family & Friends : i so enjoyed the visit i had with him not to long ago after so many years,, I went to school with the kids way back when,,, God Speed to you Pat and may our God wrap his loving arms around the Family & Friends during this time of loss,, watch out for everyone from high above and keep everyone up there entertained with all your stories ~ Dorie Bonham Amiotte Rapid City, Sd (9/10/2018)
  • Sending Prayers your way . ~ Bruce and Bonnie Madsen Kadoka S.D. (9/10/2018)
  • Casey, Cindy and family----Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ~ Jeff M Peters Hartford, SD (9/10/2018)
  • Sorry for your loss! Pat was a good neighbor! He will be greatly missed! you are in my thoughts snd Prayers ~ Kari Porch Pierre (9/9/2018)
  • Thanks for serving ~ A VETERAN (9/9/2018)
  • Monica and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. I have numerous memories of spending time at the place whether it was branding cattle or playing cards way into the early morning hours. May you all find peace in the love that surrounds you.
    ~ Ellie (Brown) Bettelyoun Rushville, NE (9/9/2018)
  • We send our sincere condolences. It's sad to think that our Bear Creek pioneers are almost all gone, may they have a joyful time together in Heaven! We have appointments on Tuesday that can't be missed, so we are unable to attend the funeral, but you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Buster & Nancy Peterson Kadoka (9/9/2018)
  • I'm sorry for your families loss. Pat will be missed by many. Condolences. ~ Jeff Jensen Reva, SD (9/9/2018)
  • Lavonne n Family,
    So sorry to hear bout ur dad. Lots of hugs n prayers for ur family.
    ~ Tana Kukal OConnor Rapid City (9/8/2018)
  • Casey, Cindy & family, So sorry to hear of your loss. God has gotten another angel. Thoughts and prayers are with your family. ~ Darwin & Betty Haerer Wall (9/8/2018)
  • So very sorry for your loss. ~ Sue (VanderMay) Hoon Kadoka South Dakota (9/8/2018)
  • So sorry to hear of your loss! Our prayers and thoughts are with you!!! ~ Gwen McConnell (9/8/2018)