RICHARD WEATHERBYRichard P. “Dick” Weatherby, 85, of Duluth died peacefully in his home Aug.
Richard P. “Dick” Weatherby, 85, of Duluth died peacefully in his home Aug. 30, 2010.
Dick graduated from Duluth Central High School and attended Duluth Junior College and the initial class of the University of Minnesota Duluth. He served on the Duluth Central Reunion Committee for 65 years.
Dick attended flight training for the Air Force before transferring to the Army and serving in the European Theater of Operations in World War II. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1946 with the rank of Master Sergeant.
Dick retired from Reach-All Manufacturing of Duluth in 1988. In the local community he was an active Mason, a proud member of the flag patrol for the AAD Shriners and a member of the American Legion for 65 years.
Dick played amateur baseball, football and hockey in the Duluth area. He was a lifelong stamp collector, and an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed years of travel with his dear wife, Betty, including honeymoon and 20th anniversary trips to Hawaii, and winter retirement trips to Florida, California, Arizona and the Caribbean.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and David Paul Weatherby; first wife Valerie; brother Bruce A. Weatherby; and stepchildren Jeanne Andreiko and Maegi Andreiko.
Dick is survived by his wife of 33 years, Betty, of Duluth; brother Don (Marge) of Duluth; sons Paul (Kris) of Minnetonka, Minn., Perry (Linda) of Duluth and Scott (Cary) of Bloomington, Minn.; daughter Suzy (Andy) Semelis of Deer Park, Wis.; stepchildren Patty O’Leary, Barb Andreiko, Marilyn Andreiko-Harper and Peter (Michelle) Andreiko II, all of Duluth; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews and their children spread all over the country.
VISITATION: 10 until the 11 a.m. service Thursday, Sept. 2, in French River Lutheran Church. Interment at Two Harbors cemetery after a luncheon at the church.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Hospice or to the AAD Shriners of Duluth. Services entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Home, (218) 624-5050.
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