Kyle D. Weakland, 62, of Beatrice died Friday morning August 11, 2017 at Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation. He was born on May 11, 1955 at Fairbury and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1973. He had been a welder at Store Kraft Manufacturing for over 30 years. He also worked for BSDC for several years and was currently employed there. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Beatrice. He enjoyed gardening and horticulture, was very interested in birds, especially raising Purple Martins, and was an animal lover, especially with his pet cats, Toby, Tabby and Darcy.
Survivors include his mother, LaVanche “Van” Weakland of Beatrice; sister, Valerie (Dan) Bottcher of Lincoln; brother, Kevin (Judy) Weakland of Beatrice; niece, Jennifer (Chris) Osten; nephews, Erik Weakland, Jared (Allison) Bottcher and Shawn (Jessica) Weakland; five great-nieces and great-nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Francis W. Weakland, who died on January 3, 2017 and his grandparents, Leonard and Elsie Schwartz and Francis and Hermina Weakland.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice with Father Thomas McGuire officiating. Burial will be at the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice. A memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from Sunday noon until 9:00 P.M. Monday. Visitation with the family present will be from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Monday at the Fox Funeral Home. The family requests casual attire for the service. www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice is in charge of the arrangements.