Weycker, Byron Wilbur ("Bid") Byron Wilbur ("Bid") Weycker, 78, died Oct. 11, 2016, following a year-long battle with lung cancer. He was born July 28, 1938 to the late Clyde and Gladys (Kollman) Weycker. He lived his childhood years in both Green Bay and Amberg, WI, graduating from Green Bay West High School in 1956. Bid was gifted with mechanical aptitude and enjoyed working with or being around all things motorized. As a young man he started the Magnetos motorcycle club in Green Bay, was employed on a Reiss Coal Great Lakes freighter, worked at American Motors in Kenosha, drove truck for Gold Bond Ice Cream, and later cofounded a local trucking business that grew to become Bay Motor Transport. From 1960 until his retirement in 1993, Bid had a lifelong career as a firefighter, mechanic and eventually shift commander with the Green Bay Fire Dept. He believed this was the best job ever. Always industrious and active, Bid kept busy with multiple jobs, projects and interests as a way of life both before and after retirement. He loved spending time "up north" on his property in Amberg, figuring out how to fix or build anything with his impressive collection of tools and equipment, and searching out bargains at his favorite stores. He was proud to be a founding member in Titletown Brewing Co., where he often plowed snow, helped with maintenance projects and chatted with staff. Bid was known for his storytelling and could keep the conversation going longer than just about anybody, whether the topic was politics, investing, or one of many favorite tales shared with friends and relatives. He never met a stranger. He appreciated nature and was an animal lover, having the companionship of several beloved dogs in his lifetime. Bid enjoyed traveling to various countries, multiple Alaskan vacations, and regular trips to visit his Jordan family cousins in Maine for blueberry and logging harvests. Some of his favorite pleasures were ice cream, babies & toddlers, John Deere tractors, old country music, working, and the natural beauty of his land in Amberg. He was proud of his strong work ethic and the life he was able to build from his humble beginnings. In his final weeks he often reflected on the many opportunities, experiences, life lessons and treasured memories he was grateful to have had throughout his 78 years. Bid felt blessed to have a large, loving family and leaves a legacy as a caring husband, father, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Jan; children Tawni Gustavson, Leah Weycker, Byron C. "Beno" Weycker, and Brent (Joanne) Weycker; stepchildren David Arndt, Janna Arndt, and Tim (Megan) Arndt; siblings Clyde L. "Koke" Weycker, Larry "Chub" Weycker, and Jean (Jim) Routhieaux ; grandchildren Carl, Anne, & Gail Gustavson and their father, John, grandchildren Jacqueline, Mitchell, & Eric Weycker, Abbie & Anson Arndt, & Ryleigh Wicke; in-laws Mary Lou Anson, Jennifer (Keith) Gockel, Jill (Ray) Sutherland, & Joe Anson; aunt & uncle Ruth (Kollman) & Barney Farah, special cousin & dear friend Glenn (Sharon) Weycker, former wife & friend Carol Weinhauer, many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, M.L. Anson, his sister & brother-in-law, June & Roger Olejniczak, sisters-in-law Diane Weycker and Marian Weycker, many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call at Living Hope Church, 1840 West Mason St., on Monday, October 17 from 2 to 5 pm. Funeral Service at 5 pm with Pastor Terry Martell officiating, immediately followed by a celebration of life at Titletown Brewing's tap room, 320 N. Broadway. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name. Online condolences welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com The family wishes to thank Dr. William Dunn and the wonderful medical staff at Mayo Clinic for the excellent care given to Bid.
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