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February 25, 1940 – Sunday, October 7, 2007

Service Information
Friday, October 12
11:00 a.m.

Visitation Information

Robert Bob Weeks, age 67 of St. Michael, died Sunday, October 7, 2007 at his home.

Robert was born on February 25, 1940 in Minneapolis to Julius and Marie Gladys (nee Leeson) Weeks. Bob was raised in Buffalo and graduated with the Class of ™58. As a young boy, his singing talents were recognized in the community. He was frequently requested to perform at many community events and won many singing competitions throughout the area. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and often was called upon to be a soloist in the church choir. He attended the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis and, as a young man, sang professionally for weddings and funerals. He worked for the City of Buffalo in many departments and as a lineman. He was instrumental in the development of the Buffalo Municipal Airport. He was a pilot and belonged to the Delta Aviation Club of Buffalo. He was also an avid horseman. Bob married Marie Tenney in the early 60™s and they had four children. In 1965, Bob started his career in the furniture department of Montgomery Wards in St. Paul. He managed both the Robbinsdale and St. Paul stores and became their top salesman. He retired in 1995. However, his life™s mission was realized through Trinity Chapel, which he began constructing in the early 80™s for the public to use as a prayer and meditation chapel. On October 22, 1988, Bob and Nancy Scheibe were wed at the chapel. After their marriage and during his retirement years, the chapel developed into a full time occupation serving and comforting many visitors from all over the world. The chapel is always open, welcoming visitors day or night. In addition to being a refuge for those in need, the chapel has been used for marriages, baptisms, and renewals of vows. He enjoyed personal ministry of counseling which continued until just days before his death.

Bob Weeks is survived by his wife, Nancy, St. Michael; daughters: Julie (Clay) Forbes, Sartell, and Jennie (Tony) Eastlack, Minneapolis; sons: Kevin Weeks, Buffalo, and Kirk, California; step-sons: Paul Scheibe, Michigan, and Steve Scheibe, Wisconsin; step-daughter: Colleen Commons, Washington; grandchildren; step-grandchildren; and many other loving relatives and friends.

Funeral Services are 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 12, 2007 at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. The visitation begins Thursday 4-8 P.M. at the Peterson Chapel with sharing time at 7:00 P.M. Visitation resumes at the church, one hour before the funeral. Burial is in Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to: Zion Sunday School education, or Guardian Angels Hospice. Reverend Delwayne Hahn will officiate. The casket bearers are: Robert Kolasa, Wendell Seterberg, Dale Mossey, Frank Schafer, Gene Weber, and Rob Von Ende. Marlene Mohwinkel is the organist and she will accompany Rolf Mohwinkel as he sings solos.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Donald T Tilus

    There is great rejoying in Heaven, as a faithfull servant has come home to his reward.
    May God comfort and bless the family.
    Don Tilus former Delta Aviation member

  2. Crissa Cichon

    My heart goes out your family in this hard time. I first met Bob, when I was looking for a little chapel to get married in. He was so fun and made us feel so welcome. I came with a friend and my daughter and he never judged me like all others because of having a child before marriage and made me feel like this was ment to be. We expected to stop in and look at the chapel and visit for a couple of minutes. Well with the warm and nobel stories from Bob a couple of minutes turned into hours. It was great. He was there during our wedding and made sure we got the best pictures around the yard. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many.

  3. Maria Leonard

    “Bob” is there any one word that would describe him all round? Well blunt, to the point -no bull shit! He would tell you the truth even if you did not even want to hear it, he could see what not just anyone could see and that is the true person inside of oneself. I say him help others and give the best advice he could with help from the big guy up above. He was filled with many stories to tell and everyone of those stories ended with a meaning in any kind of way. He had great humor and welcomed you with a complementary liquid or for those sweet tooths..oh boy! My prayers are with the family and friends – Bob did mention when he left not to morn because we all know where he was going. God Bless. Love, Maria

  4. Tony Lenneman & Family

    We wanted to let you & your family know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

    You have our deepest sympathy.
    Tony & Geri Lenneman Family

  5. Deb Gibbs

    Kirk, I read about your father’s passing in the Journal Press. I am sorry for your loss. All these years, I had no idea your father was the one who built the beautiful little chapel on BeeBee Lake which is such a blessing to so many people. What a wonderful gift he gave. I’m sure you and your family will miss him. May you feel the peace that only God can provide, Deb Gibbs

  6. kenneth brodeur

    I was a friend and coin holder. Bob had a tremendous effect on my life and I pray to him daily.

  7. Tonya Onasch ( Mathieu)

    So sorry for your loss. I just found this. Hope all is well otherwise. Take care.


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