Funeral services for Rev. Garry Weems, age 70, of Hettinger, were be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at the Hettinger Armory in Hettinger.
Funeral services for Rev. Garry Weems, age 70, of Hettinger, were be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at the Hettinger Armory in Hettinger. Burial with military honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D.
Garrett Von Weems passed into the presence of his Savior the Lord Jesus Christ on Sept. 5, 2016 at the West River Medical Center.
Garry was born Aug. 4, 1946 to Von and Patricia Weems in Lancaster, Calif. He farmed with his Dad, Mom and two brothers until he was 19 when he entered the Air Force in April of 1966. Garry married his high school sweetheart, Delores on Sept. 9, 1966.
He was a Vietnam era vet, having served four years in the Air Force and awarded the Airman of the month and Noncommissioned Officer of the quarter for McChord AFB in Tacoma, Wash. He served overseas six months when his 318th Fighter Interceptor Squadron was called to stand alert in South Korea during the Pueblo Crisis.
After his service in the Air Force and following his dream of enrolling in Bible college, Garry entered Montana Institute of the Bible (now Montana Bible College) where he spent 5 years earning his bachelor’s degree in Religious Education and graduating with highest honors. During his college experience he was called for pulpit supply on Sundays throughout the state of Montana.
Following college Garry served pastorates in Big Timber and Livingston (Montana), and Hettinger, where he served over 30 years and was affectionately known as “Pastor Garry”. His true passion was loving and serving his Lord and Savior. He enjoyed teaching others about Jesus and His Word in various forms of youth and senior ministries.
Survived by his death and loved by Garry is his wife Delores of 50 years; his mother Pat Weems, Hailey, Idaho; his daughter Laura of Slater, Iowa; his son, Garry and wife Aimee of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Gabrielle, Jacob, Elijah, Allison, Nathan, Sophia, and Logan; his brothers and their wives: Don and Audrey of Salt Lake City and Mike and Ruth of Bellevue, Idaho; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Warren and Dianne Stewart; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dale and Susan Thomson; his Aunt Barbara; nieces and nephews: Jenny and Kevin, John and Colleen, Mike and Rosie, Don and Janine, Paul and Kelly, Brian, Chris, cousins, his church family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son Navy Lt. Michael Aaron, his father, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law.
Visitation was be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at the Centennial Chapel of the Evanson Jensen Funeral Home in Hettinger.
A memorial has been established.
Condolences may be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.