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Robert A. Weix

Robert A. Weix

Robert Anthony Weix, age 78 of Elmwood, died peacefully at his home, mid-morning on Sunday March 18, 2018, having been ill with cancer for over a year.

Bob was born October 3, 1939. He was the son of Anton and Kathlyn (Yourell) Weix and was born at the home of his Yourell grandparents in the Arkansaw Valley near Durand.  Bob grew up in the Village of Elmwood and attended school there until his senior year when he transferred to Lima Catholic High School near Durand where he graduated in 1957.  After serving three years in the U.S. Navy, he attended college in Eau Claire for a year, then began farming with his father and his uncle Ernest, on the family farm in Rock Elm Township, rural Elmwood.

In 1966 he married Sandra Wagner from Door, Co. and purchased the family farm, where they dairy farmed for 30 years and raised their four sons, Jude, Gabriel, Isaac and Luke.  When his knees needed replacement, the farm was sold to his son Gabe and his wife, Katja. Bob then drove school bus for the Menomonie School District for about 20 years, until just a few weeks before his death.

Bob is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sandra, his sons, Jude (Rebecca) and their children, Austin, Patrick, Justine, Collin, Samuel and Francis; Gabriel (Katja) and their children, Jennifer and Veronica; Isaac (Monika) and their children, Nicole and Natalie; Luke and his daughter, Lainey, and his friend Tanja and her son, Chris.

He is preceded in death by his infant son, Rafael in 1972, his father in 1971, his mother in 1981 and his only sibling, Mary K. Shimek, in May of 2017.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Saturday March 24, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with Rev. Prince Raja officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of the services at the church on Saturday.


  1. Scott and Karen Brunner

    We live in Menomonie and Bob was our children's bus driver when they were in elementary school. I looked forward to his wave and smile in the mornings when we waited outside for the bus. My children have fond memories of Bob as well. My wife, children and I are saddened by Bob passing. Your family has our deepest sympathy.

  2. Heather Mulheron Beale

    My deepest condolences to the entire Weix family. I have many fond memories of Robert and I'm sure he will be greatly missed.

  3. Ann Webb

    Another Farm Hill great lost :( weix's were always good neighbors. Bob never missed the opportunity to tease you a little bit. Sorry for your loss.

  4. Diann Holcomb

    So sorry for your loss. My prays are with you all.

  5. Jen and Nick Sakry

    To the family of Bob, We are deeply sadden to hear this news .Bob was our kid's bus driver for a few years and what a joy and pleasure to be greeted by him every morning! We live on a farm so by the time he got to our stop he had been farming all the way through the route he would happily inform us on who had hay down and who had crops planted and then he would chuckle and tell me I better get busy! We would swap brief farmer conversations at the bus stop (important stuff markets,rainfall cattle prices ) lol and then without a beat he would greet my children with the biggest smile like they were the most important people on this earth! We loved Bob! There will be an empty spot in our hearts for him. May you all find comfort in the Lord through this difficult time ❤Peace &Love from Nick ,Jen our kids Terrance, Andy ,Ellie and Tony

  6. Larry & Joan Sinz

    We offer our deepest sympathy to Bob's family. I, Larry was a classmate of Mary for 4 years at Lima HS.

  7. Jim Boigenzahn

    My Sympathy to Bob's family and friends. He was my classmate during my senior year at Lima. We had some good laughs and he was a very good basketball player. Prayers for you all. Jimmy B.

  8. Suzi Crownhart

    My sympathy to Bob’s Family - he was a great guy, always full of fun.

  9. Jack & Carole Komro

    Weix Family's, Our sincere sympathy on Robert's death,His sister Mary was my(carole) classmate, Jack & Carole Komro

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