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John R. Weston


Feb. 25, 1953 - Aug. 31, 2020

Grand Island, NE resident John R. Weston, 67, went to his heavenly home Monday, August 31, 2020, at CHI Health St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, NE.

Rosary will be prayed at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sutton, NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Michael Zimmer officiating. Services will be live-streamed from stmaryssutton.org. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Sutton, NE. Visitation will be Monday, from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., with the family present from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sutton, NE or to St. Cecilia Catholic School in Hastings, NE.

John R Weston was born February 25, 1953, in Henderson, NE to James and Thelma (Housley) Weston. He attended Sutton Elementary until his kindergarten year when his parents discovered the diagnosis of an intellectual disability. John attended Spencer Park (Lincoln, NE) and later Hope Training School (Hastings, NE). John was employed by Leverage Tools, Great Plains Container and Pizza Hut. He later retired to his home with the staff who loved and cared for him at Mosaic Homes in Hastings and Grand Island.

John had many great loves in his life. John was an avid lover of all sports and most importantly, Nebraska Football, Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals. Anyone who wanted to talk about sports and statistics enjoyed a great conversation with John. Another great love of John’s was his infinite love for family and correspondence to keep all tied together and he had a love for his Catholic faith that brought him peace during trying times.

John struggled with his disability and mental illness, but John worked tirelessly to be treated first as a human being with special abilities.

John is survived by his siblings, Ann (Gene) Teetor of Amarillo. TX; Bill (Judy) Weston of Juniata NE; Mary Lubbers of El Paso, TX and Jay Weston of Juniata NE; stepmother, Betty Weston of Hastings NE; stepsister, Elizabeth (Jim) Hardy of Hastings and numerous nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Thelma Weston; brother, Jim Weston and infant brother, Mark Weston; brother-in-law, Michael Lubbers and grandparents, Frank and Carrie Weston and Ray and Martha Ribble.

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Sep. 8, 2020
Beth Sheridan Bartell
Family friend
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My Mother,, Betty Sheridan, taught John in catechism at St Mary’s in Sutton. The class was acting out the nativity scene and John was the Inn keeper who was supposed to turn Mary and Joseph away. But when the play started and Joseph asked about a room, John said, “sure we have a room, come on in.” He knew the right answer.

Sep. 8, 2020
Teresa Willmes
Staff and friend
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I knew John from Hastings and Grand Island. I remember the younger John who use to take long trips with Bobby Adams and Brother Marty from the Crosiers. He always enjoyed travel and volunteering. His faith was important to him. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and enjoyed going to weekly services and socializing with other members after for coffee and rolls. He will be missed.

Sep. 7, 2020
Shelly Northrup
Friend
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Sorry for the loss of John but he is no longer in pain, he is going to be miss a lot at the work shop

Sep. 7, 2020
Shelly Northrup
Friends
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I’m so sorry about your loss b he also me if I was going to Walmart and said that he doesn’t believe me

Sep. 7, 2020
Shelly Northrup
Friend
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I am really sorry for my friend and yours that he had to go so early he is going to be miss a lot at the work shop

Sep. 7, 2020
Maureen (McLaughlin) Brush & Brad Brush
Friends of the Family
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So sorry to learn of John's passing. We'll not be there in person, but know we're there in spirit. John was a very special person in so many ways. He will be missed by many.
Sincerley, Maureen & Brad Brush
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Sep. 4, 2020
Cc tapia
Former mosaic provider
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John was such a sweet person! He was always fun to work with. He loved writing everyone letters and when he received them back he would love to read them. When I worked with John he loved talking to people on the phone he even met my mom and loved talking to her on the phone and she loved talking to him. His smile could light up a room! He will forever be loved and missed !!

Sep. 4, 2020
Della Bader
friend
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So sorry for your loss. I worked with John at Pizza Hut. He was a good worker and fun to work with.

Sep. 4, 2020
Gary and Enid Hansen
former neighbors
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We've often spoken about how friendly John was. And, yes, he loved to talk sports. He did enrich lives.

Sep. 4, 2020
Carol Matschiner
First Cousin
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Our family loved John and enjoyed his company, phone calls, cards, and letters over the years. Sending prayers to all of his family for their loss. John was special.

Sep. 4, 2020
The Arc of Central Nebraska
Friends
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We will all miss John at our monthly dances in Grand Island. He was a wonderful person and always enjoyed himself at our events. Sincere sympathy to the entire family.

Sep. 3, 2020
Judy Hendrickson
Worker from Mosaic
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I just found out about John passing I am so sorry for Bill and Judy and his sisters. I really enjoyed working at the house with him he was a very kind person. We would enjoy watching the huskers play football. So now I don’t have anyone to watch football with. Again Bill I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the whole family in this time.

Sep. 3, 2020
Destiny Utter
Friend
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I used to volunteer at the adult day care center in Grand Island which is where I met John. I loved to workout with him and color and talk about the huskers and receive his letters and post cards. John truly enjoyed traveling and going places. I have a huge lump in my throat and heart about not being able to have him read the letter I was just about to send him. I will never forget the day I left the adult day care center when I got a job we hugged eachother and cried that I was leaving. He was and is a great man. John's big hugs and his brightest smile along with his contagious laugh will never be forgot. May he rest in peace. I love you John! Heaven gained one of the best.

Sep. 3, 2020
Candi Thies
Care provider
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John had a heart of gold. Everytime he heard of someone going on vacation,he would ask them to bring him postcards,and than we would write letters on them and send them out. He was my birthday buddy,so every year we would go to Applebees for our birthdays. He will be greatly missed by all who came in contact with him.

Sep. 3, 2020
Mrs Laurene Tarvin (Telecky)
Friend of the family
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Thinking of you at this time of loss. May the Lord help you at this time and know that he is fully celebrating in Heaven!

Sep. 2, 2020
Jane Warren
First cousin
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What a blessing we had to have John in our lives. My prayers for all of you as you deal with the loss of John.
Love,
Jane

Sep. 2, 2020
Craig and Janet Breitkreutz
Bill & Judy
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Bill & Judy - Sending our thoughts and prayers to your family. John could definitely talk sports and I am sure he is bending our dad's ear to talk about the Nebraska Huskers.

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