Gerald Arnold Weikle

September 19, 1947 ‒ June 28, 2014

Fredericktown, Ohio

Gerald Arnold Weikle, age 66, of Fredericktown, went to be with his Lord on Saturday June 28, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Arnold was born September 19, 1947 in Springfield, West Virginia to Gerald G. and Bernice B. (Pence) Weikle. He attended Fredericktown High School and had been employed as a machine operator. Arnold had worked for Energy Machine for 10 years and retired from the Flxible Company in Loudonville after 25 years employment.

He was affiliated with the Green Valley Southern Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. Arnold was a motorcycle enthusiast and was a” Kawasaki Man” and enjoyed the out of doors. All though he enjoyed his motorcycle Arnold’s passion was his family. All the grandkids said “Grandpa can fix anything!”

Surviving are his wife and high school sweetheart Linda (Morrison) Weikle whom he married June 7, 1969; his children Tara (Jason) DeMers and Jason Weikle grandchildren Stephanie (Donovan) Melvin, Steven Wagner, J.P. Weikle, Gerald Weikle, and Graden DeMers; great grandchildren Chayden Wagner and Brendan Melvin; brothers Leon Weikle and Bennie (Janie) Weikle; and sisters Leveta Parker, Thelma Arlene Ward, and Barbara Morrison; his daughter-in-law Hope (Jack) Young, many children who called him Dad especially Chad and Denise and his canine companions Lady and Molly.

Friends may call Tuesday July 1, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm and 6pm to 8pm at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 am with Pastor Dan Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at North Fork Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Linda Weikle in care of the funeral home, PO Box 915, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Gerald Arnold Weikle.

  • Linda you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.I’m so sorry for your loss

  • Linda you and your family our in our thoughts and prayers at this time. We have alot of good times to remember with arnold and dick being mayor and sheriff of bateman town. I still smile when I think of them being tuff. I wanted to share those memories with you.

  • Linda & Family,
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult, sad time in your lives. When I picture Arnold I see his smiling face & always sharing a joke or two !! May God bring you comfort.

  • Dear Linda — I was saddened to learn about Arnold’s death. I always enjoyed seeing him at Rhythms of Life, and you have been such a good friend too. I enjoyed our talks at Rhythms and you were so kind to me at Big Lots. Please know that I am sending you and your family my deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Susan Huggins (Deb Schouten’s aunt)