Bernice C. Weyer, 88, Ferdinand

Bernice C. Weyer, 88, of Ferdinand, died Tuesday, March 31, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born in Ferdinand December 31, 1931, to Joseph and Susan (Olinger) Laake. She married Wilfred Weyer May 21, 1955, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand. He died October 14, 2005.

Bernice and Wilfred were lifelong farmers. She was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church and its St. Anne’s Society. She enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Indiana Hoosiers. She was a long-time supporter of the Forest Park High School Marching Rangers and dedicated much of her time to her family and the quilt committee.

She is survived by one daughter, Ruth Lasher and husband Howard, Cynthiana;  three sons, Kurt Weyer and wife Brenda, Chris Weyer and wife Donna, and Glenn Weyer and wife Marcy, all of Ferdinand; son in-law Eric Pund, Ferdinand; sister in-law, Theresa Weyer, Ferdinand; two sisters, Dolores Schwinghamer, St. Henry, and Joan Persohn, Noblesville; two brothers, John Laake and wife Nancy, Ferdinand, and Allen Laake and wife Ann, Jasper; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one daughter, Judith Pund, three sisters and their spouces, Ardella and Marinus Weyer, Mary Lee and Othmar Lueken, and Anita and Jim Russ; and in-laws Ernie and Olivia Weyer, Evelyn Weyer, Floyd Schwinghamer, and Allen Persohn.

Private graveside rites will be held in St. Ferdinand Church Cemetery. All memorial gifts may be made in the form of donations to her daughter Judy Pund’s Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund in care of Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Jasper. Online condolences can be shared at