Gilliland Howe Funeral Home

110 East North Street, Greensburg, IN


Chester "Chet" Weckop

July 23, 1937December 31, 2019

Chester “Chet” Weckop, 82, of Greensburg passed away on December 31, 2019. He was born on July 23, 1937 in Arlington, MN, the son of Joseph and Clara Myer Weckop. Chet was a 1955 graduate of Arlington High School. He served in the United States Navy. On August 11, 1956 in Arlington, Minnesota he married Joan Ruth Ruschky, and together they had four children: Nate, Mitch, Tracy and Mark. Chet was a manager at Sears in Greensburg. He was a member of the Kiwanis. Chet was a very active member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, and was on the committee to build the current church building. Survivors include: Daughter, Tracy James of Hattiesburg, MS; Sons, Nate (Deanie) Weckop of Greensburg, Mitch (Diane) Weckop of Green Bay, WI, and Mark Weckop of Greensburg; Sister, Donalean Harris of Badgely, WI; Seven Grandchildren, JD Crook, Amanda Weckop, Paul Weckop, Jonathan Woods, Anna Grace Woods, Tori Reid, Tia Simpson and Chris Hoover; Great Grandchildren, Jay Crook, Cooper Crook and Patrick Weckop. Chet was preceded in death by his Parents; Wife, Joan Weckop; and Brother, Donald “Butch” Weckop. Chet’s Family would like to thank the people at Aspen Place for their help in providing him care. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 11:00 am until the time of the Funeral at 12:00 noon. Rev. Aaron West will be officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church or to the Donor’s Choice. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com


  • Joseph Weckop, Father (deceased)
  • Clara Myer Weckop, Mother (deceased)
  • Joan Ruschky Weckop, Wife (deceased)
  • Nate Weckop (Deanie), Son
  • Mitch Weckop (Diane), Son
  • Tracy James, Daughter
  • Mark Weckop, Son
  • Donalean Harris, Sister
  • Donald "Butch" Weckop, Brother (deceased)
  • JD Crook, Grandchild
  • Amanda Weckop, Grandchild
  • Paul Weckop, Grandchild
  • Jonathan Woods, Grandchild
  • Anna Grace Woods, Grandchild
  • Tori Reid, Grandchild
  • Tia Simpson, Grandchild
  • Chris Hoover, Grandchild
  • Jay Crook, Great Grandchild
  • Cooper Crook, Great Grandchild
  • Patrick Weckop, Great Grandchild


  • Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Funeral Saturday, January 4, 2020


Chester "Chet" Weckop

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Budd, June Ryle and Family

January 2, 2020

Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you at this very difficult time. Chet was a very special guy. He will be missed by all. Love, hugs and prayers. 🙏💔🙏

Kay Sefton

January 2, 2020

I am beyond thankful to have known this remarkable man. I will miss his sense of humor and contagious smile. Mike and I loved our visits over the years and we will miss you friend. To his family that he loved so dearly we are so sorry for your loss.

Barb (Sharmer) Barlau

January 2, 2020

So sorry to hear of Uncle Chet's passing. My family and I send our condolences.