BLOOMINGTON — Joe Cecil Weidner, 72, Bloomington, passed away at 9:39 a.m. April 1, 2017, at Fountain View Village, Fountain Hills, Ariz.
A service celebrating his life will be at 2 p.m. April 26 at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. The Rev. Kathy King-Nobles will officiate. Inurnment will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook, with military rites accorded by the Saybrook American Legion. Following the service at the cemetery, everyone will be invited back to Crestwicke Country Club, Bloomington, for a meal. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. April 25 at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Illinois Cancer Care Center, the Community Cancer Center and Humane Society of Central Illinois.
Joe was born April 16, 1944, in Newport News, Va., the son of Cecil Junior and Margie Ellen Lee Weidner. He married Christine Lea “Teena” Tipsord on Jan. 8, 1977, in Saybrook. She survives.
Also surviving are numerous cousins; mother-in-law, Della Tipsord, Saybrook; one brother-in-law, Marty (Diane Pick) Tipsord, Saybrook; two sisters-in-law, Barbara (Rodney) Todd, Normal, and Lilo Tipsord, Champaign; one niece, Emiley (Jason) Steffes, Mazon; one nephew, Connor (Ashton) Todd, Bloomington; and his stepmother, Dorothy “Penny” Weidner, Chenoa.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; one infant son, Daniel Tipsord Weidner; and his grandparents who raised him, Leonard and Erna Lee.
Joe graduated from Heyworth High School and attended Illinois State University, Normal. He was a certified financial planner at Weidner Financial, Bloomington. Joe served in the Illinois National Guard and was activated by the U.S. Army in 1968 in Chicago. Joe was a drummer and played with Al Pizzamiglio in a local band. Teena and Joe enjoyed traveling and golfing at Crestwicke Country Club. His pride and joy was his puppy, “Calla Way.” Joe was a loving husband, and he will be missed by all who knew him.
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