Robert Lee Wecker, 91, of Boise, Idaho passed away at the Idaho State Veteran’s Home on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
He was born on December 20, 1926 in Blunt, South Dakota. He had one brother, Melvin Wecker.
Bob grew up in Huron, South Dakota. He enlisted in the Army May 9, 1944. He served with the Army Signal Corp and was stationed in Japan and Korea. He attended Dakota Bible College, where he met the love of his life, Dora Savey. They were married on June 29, 1947 and were married for 70 years. Bob spent 39 years in public service, public education and Christian ministry. He ministered to churches in South Dakota. He worked in the Boise School System as an elementary school teacher at Franklin and Whitney schools and served a principal at Pierce Park, McKinley and Campus elementary schools. He was instrumental in introducing computers into the Boise School System. His years of service included volunteer work at El-Ada soup Kitchen and Idaho Food Bank commodities distribution, Chateau de Boise retirement home, and Friendship Feast at the Presbyterian Church in downtown Boise.
He enjoyed his stained-glass hobby and has given many stained-glass gifts to family and friends. He also enjoyed gardening and landscaping.
Bob was a devout Christian and a faithful member of the Boise Church of Christ. He was a very kind and generous man and would give the shirt off his back to anyone who might have needed it!
Bob is preceded in death by his parents and brother. He is survived by his children: Roger (Daphne), their children Keith and Laura; Nola (John), her son Tim Riherd; Eldon (Nancy), their children Brent (Angie) and Andrea (Tyler) Couch; great grandchildren, Brodie and Haylee Wecker, along with many nieces and nephews.
A visitation and time of remembrance will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Cloverdale Funeral Home, 1200 N. Cloverdale Road in Boise.