Francis John "Jim" Weelborg, a resident of Alpena, AR, was born December 26, 1934 Del Rapids, S.D., a son of Thomas and Ardelle (Capesius) Weelborg. He departed this life Thursday, April 23, 2009 in Harrison, AR, at the age of 74.
Mr. Weelborg was of the Catholic faith. He was also a truck driver.
On October 3, 1979, he was united in marriage with Karen Barnes, who survives him of the home. He is also survived by five sons, Mack Weelborg and wife Amy of Alpena, AR, Tommy Weelborg and wife Shawna of Brush, CO, Toby Weelborg of Berryville, AR, Terry Weelborg of Rockport, MO and Tracy Weelborg and wife Heather of Green Forest, AR; four daughters, Theresa and husband Bob Kirchhoefer of Myrtle, MO, Tammy and husband Josh Quick of Blair, NE, Toni Weelborg of Alpena, AR and Tanya and husband Rick Wise of Alpena, AR; 35 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two nieces, Suzi and husband Jeff Nowlin of Council Bluff, IA and Steffi and husband Gary Strand of Rapid City, S.D.; and a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Ardelle Weelborg; two sons, Lyle and Jeff Weelborg; and one sister, Mary Martens.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at Nelson Green Forest Chapel. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at the Alpena Cemetery with Pastor Les Bailey officiating. Interment will follow in the Alpena Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.