His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. He was extremely proud of his 18 grandchildren and enjoyed attending all their school activities and sporting events
Jack never met a stranger, he connected with every person he met. Jack enjoyed bowling, fishing, volleyball, sitting on his back porch, and luncheons with friends. He had many lifelong friends, Bob G. and those who passed before him that he deeply missed, Fred, Jack, Ron, Kenny, Bob, Don and Len. We are happy to know they are together again.
Jack worked for the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows for over 50 years and was named an Honorary Oblate. He was a member of the Cathedral Parish, Cathedral Men’s Choir, Althoff Father’s and Friends, Althoff Bingo, the Belleville Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Serra Club. He also served on many committees and received numerous awards throughout his lifetime.
Jack will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, George and Agnes, nee Schmittling, Weck; mother and father-in-law, John and Alice Lauff; a brother, Leroy Weck; sister, Ruth Ann (Ronald) Lauf; two sisters-in-law Myra Jean (Leon) Mueller and Joan Lauff; and brother-in-law Ardell Becherer.
Surviving are his wife, Sandra nee Lauff, Weck;
a son, Thomas (Amy) Weck of Millstadt, IL;
five daughters, Teresa (Daniel) Minor of Belleville, IL, Linda Weck (Jamie Reeves) of Smithton, IL, Diane (Jerry) Green of St. Louis, MO, Sherri (Jonathan) Hertzler of O’Fallon, IL, and Jodi (Derek) Hollaway of Southlake, TX;
18 grandchildren; Chelsea (Greg Blome), Kelly (Nick Fiore), and Jackie Minor, Megan, and John Lebert, Emily Yates, Hank, RJ, Pete, and Will Weck, Maya and Max Green, Sophie, Clint, and Josie Hertzler, Owen, Grant, and Blake Hollaway;
two brothers, Melvin (Sharon) Weck, David Weck (Jane Holstein);
a sister, MaryAnn (Jim) Hosie of Belleville, IL;
two sisters-in-law, MaryAnn Becherer and Bernette Weck of Freeburg, IL;
a brother-in-law, Dale Lauff;
and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Amanda Cashen, Holly, and Becky for their years of care through Dad’s cancer treatment. Also to the Staff at Barnes-Jewish Parkview Hospital, St Elizabeth’s Hospital, LHC Home Health Care, Dr. David O’Neill’s office, Evergreen Pointe, and Hospice of Southern Illinois. We are extremely grateful.
Memorials may be made to the Belleville District 201 Bridges Program or Serra Club of St. Clair. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 19, 2022, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL and from 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2022, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2022, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. James Buerster and Msgr. William Hitpas concelebrating.
Burial will be held at a later date.