Celebrating the life of Dean Stuart Weerda
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Dean Stuart Weerda, 66, of Winnebago, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, March 3, 2023. He was born March 7, 1956 in Rockford, the son of John Dale Weerda and Norma Lee Todd. He graduated from Winnebago High School in 1974. Dean married the love of his life Kathy Joyce Eisen on September 17, 1977 at the First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago.
Dean retired after working 39 years at Muller-Pinehurst Dairy in Rockford and he enjoyed helping on the family farm. Dean was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching all sports. He enjoyed spending time with his family and had a special love for watching his grandchildren Jacob & Ashley. He also enjoyed his morning coffee group with his friends at the farm, with special friend Ronnie Groves. Dean was loved by many for his sense of humor and wit.
Dean is survived by his wife, Kathy Weerda; son, Josh (Corinne) Weerda, daughter, Kari (Chris) Schmidt; grandchildren, Jacob & Ashley Weerda; mother, Norma (David) Ferris; brothers, Gene Weerda, Jeff (Heather) Weerda; sister, Penny Weerda and fiancé Dave Viel; nephews and nieces, Abbie, Wyatt, Jolene, Lillian and Leland.
Dean is predeceased by his father, John Weerda; father-in-law, Wayne Wahl; mother-in-law, Ellen Marie Wahl.
There will be a private family service with a celebration of life to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established. Cremation rites accorded with interment at Winnebago Cemetery.
Arrangements by Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.
Winnebago, IL 61088