Herbert Edward Weible
November 22, 1923 – May 27,2017
Herb Weible was born November 22, 1923, in Turtle Lake, North Dakota, the first of 7 children born to Edward and Emma (Fryer) Weible. He grew up on the family farm and attended school near Turtle Lake. Herb entered the US Army in 1945 serving until 1947.
Herb met Rose Ehli in Bismarck, N.D. and the couple married in January of 1946 while Herb was home on leave. They lived in Bismarck for three years, then moved to Turtle Lake to live on and work the family farm. Not only did they work the farm, but Herb shared his talents by helping to keep neighbor’s equipment ready for the next season. Following 10 years (and 4 children) on the farm, the family moved to Oak Harbor, WA. Where Herb found work as a mechanic at Maylor Ford. In 1969 he went to work at Everett Brothers Redi-Mix where he remained employed until he retired in 1985.
In retirement, Rose and Herb bought a motor home and traveled the entire U.S., even taking their adventures north to Alaska. They especially liked Yuma, Arizona and wintered over many times.
Herb was a talented craftsman and created many fine pieces for friends and family over the years. His talent was such that if he needed special tools to get the job done, he would make the tools himself. He was also respected for his masterful mechanical skills. He kept a lot of cars and trucks humming along for his many friends over the years.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 70 years, Rose, by his son Dennis, his parents, and his brothers Leonard and Ingwold.
Herb is survived by his daughter Sandie Bittner (Jack), His sons Tom (Clare), and Bob (Kris), his grandchildren: Dawn Weinberger (Carl), Elizabeth Guiggy (Ryan), Julie Weible, Andrew Weible (Kristine), Shawn Weible (Emily), Nicole Weible, and Lyssa Weible. He also has 8 Great grandchildren. His surviving siblings are Benny Weible of Minot N.D., Charlie Weible of Fargo, N.D., Mable Meyer of Mandan, N.D., and Thelma Garner of Farmington, N.M.
The Family wants to extend a warm and heartfelt THANK YOU to the staff at Summer Hill Assisted Living and to the staff and volunteers at Whidbey Health Hospice Care for the warm and loving care they provided in his final days.
A memorial service for Herb will be held on Saturday, June 10th 1pm at Wallin Funeral Home, with a reception to follow. To share messages or condolences, please visit Herb’s Book of Memories page on the funeral home website at www.wallinfuneralhome.com.