H. DeVerl Weller, of Niles

Jan. 1, 1926 — June 9, 2020

H. DeVerl Weller, 94, of Niles passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

Courtie L. and Eva (Krieg) Weller excitedly welcomed their New Year’s baby, on Jan. 1, 1926, in Watervliet.

After graduation from high school DeVerl served proudly in the U.S. Army during WWII where he served under the command of General Patton in France and Germany and was awarded a bronze star. Upon returning home, DeVerl worked as a pipe fitter with the Local #172 until his retirement.

On July 29, 1950, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Niles, he wed Anita Ruth DePoy.

DeVerl was a devoted family man. He coached his sons in little league, took great pride in his yard, and when time permitted enjoyed hunting.

He is preceded in passing by his parents; his son, Major Blair Weller; his nine siblings; two sons-in-laws, Carl VanDyck and Richard Corser; and several nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his wife of almost 70 years, Anita Weller, of Niles; his son, Dr. Blaine (Laura) Weller, of North Muskegon; his daughter, Brenda VanDyck-Corser, of Jackson; and daughter-in-law, Susan Weller, of Fishers, Indiana. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Matthew (April) Weller, Monica (Drew) Bordner and Erik (Lindsey) VanDyck; six great-grandchildren; and his sister, Mildred Lottridge, of Niles.

Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honor of DeVerl have been asked to consider St. Mark Catholic Church, 3 N. 19th St., Niles, MI 49120.

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic the Weller family will remember DeVerl privately and will miss his steadfastness and dedication to them.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Niles.

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