Cecil Weaver, 83

Cecil L. Weaver, 83, North Manchester, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, at his home.  He was born April 3, 1930 in Grant County, Indiana to DeWitt and Bertha (Myers) Weaver.

Cecil was a 1949 graduate of LaFontaine High School, and a US Army veteran during the Korean War.  He married Jo Ellen Hipskind in Urbana, on June 24, 1977.  He was the Vice President and COO of Cyclone Manufacturing in Urbana, retiring after 30 years.  He was a member of the St. Peters United Church of Christ, Urbana, the Deming Masonic Lodge #88 in North Manchester, and the Wabash American Legion Post 15.  Cecil enjoyed his family and friends, especially his grandchildren, cooking, woodworking, gardening, motorcycling, NASCAR, and playing with his dachshunds, Metzger and Otto.

Cecil  is survived by his wife, Jo Ellen Weaver, North Manchester;  four children, Beverly (Jerry) Kohn, Three Oaks, Mich., Nancy (Steve) Zorger, Nicole Weaver, and Adam (Amber) Weaver, all of North Manchester;  four grandchildren, Alexa and A.J. Weaver, both of North Manchester, Scott (Pam) Kohn, Three Oaks, and Sara Nash, New Buffalo, Mich.;  four great-grandchildren, Michael (Hilary) Strefling, Brownstown, Elizabeth (Dan) Rudolph, Three Oaks, Allison and Lauren Nash, both of New Buffalo;  three sisters, Lolita Lobdell and Ileen Silvers, both of LaFontaine, and De Hambene, Cincinnati, Ohio; and his sister-in-law, Louise Weaver, LaFontaine; many nieces, nephews, and close friends, Danny and Edna Manning, Wabash, and Bobby, Tom, Jack, and Pete.  He was preceded in death by his twin brothers, Maynard and Merrill Weaver, and grandson Todd Kohn.

As per Cecil's request, there will be no visitation or services.  Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, North Manchester.

Preferred memorials are to the Mental Health America of Wabash County, or H.O.P.E. Foundation of Wabash County.

The memorial guestbook for Cecil  may be signed on-line at

Posted on 2013 Jun 03