Jack Weller, 92, was born in Jamestown New York. He passed away January 26,2021 of natural causes with family by his side. Jack's parents were Dana and Florence (Olsen) Weller.
The first “pivotal” life-changing event occurred in June of 1941 in a small Nazarene Church in Dunkirk, New York. It was an old-fashioned revival meeting resulting in a life altering family conversion. On December 23, 1950 the second pivotal event of his life occurred when he married the love of his life, Gladys Liliestedt. In 1951 they moved to El Paso, Texas where he attended Radar Maintenance School. After graduation he returned to his unit, the 250th Anti-Aircraft Battalion in Battle Creek, Michigan as a Staff Sergeant. Their first daughter, Judi Lynn was born April 2, 1954. Their second daughter, Susy Joy, was born July 29, 1955. They adopted their son, Jerry in 1970. He was seven years old at the time. The third pivotal event of his life was answering a call to the Ministry. This resulted in a move to Bethany, Oklahoma to attend Bethany Nazarene College. He graduated in May of 1962. His first church was in Heppner, Oregon. They built a church while there. Then in 1965 was called to Filer, Idaho where he pastored until 1970. His final pastoring was in Caldwell, Idaho from 1970-1978. In 1979 Jack went to work at NNC until 1994 when he retired. Jack and Gladys had a chance to travel to several different countries, including Sweden where their families are from. .He enjoyed his retirement by keeping busy. He was a substitute teacher for two adult Sunday School classes, singing in the Grace Notes Choir and working with the Care Team Ministry at College Church.
Jack is survived by his wife of 70 years, Gladys Weller, 3 children, Judi (Dan) Bevins, Susy Green and Jerry (Judy) Weller, 8 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, his brother Tom (Chick) Weller, his sister Priscilla Weller. He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law, Monte Green and grandson, Cody Hardy.
Jack was a son, brother, husband, dad and grandfather. He was a fisherman for his grandsons, builder of doll houses for his granddaughters and decorater of birthday cakes for all his grand-kids. He was an excellent cook and passed his family recipes down to his girls. He was a musical man and expressed it through his love of singing, whistling and playing the saxophone. He was a true ‘Jack of all trades’! He lived a long and fulfilling life with the family he treasured. He will be missed by all the people whose lives he touched.
The service will be live streamed at the following link: https://my.gather.app/remember/jack-weller
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