Written by The Wolf Point Herald
Arthur Bruno Weyrauch, age 59, of Wolf Point, Mont., went to be with the Lord on Oct. 21, 2012, in McKenzie County, N.D.
He was born on Aug. 22, 1953, to Wallace “Sonny” and Verneice (Hanson) Weyrauch in Williston, N.D. He grew up on a dairy farm southeast of Ray, N.D. This is where his love of horses began. He attended grade school there and graduated from Ray High School in 1971. He spent many summers growing up working on the family harvest crew starting out running Massey Super 92s.
After graduation, he attended Billings Technical Institute where he studied mechanics. Art worked as a farm hand and an oil rigger for many years. He also spent many years in the trucking industry hauling cattle, produce, lumber or oil rig equipment. He traveled many miles throughout the entire United States to the point his family would call him a “walking atlas.”
Art had a brief union with Teresa Tong, from which their son, Wayne, was born.
In 1981, Art met Connie Eggebrecht and they were married on June 26, 1981. They began their life together living in Wolf Point. Shortly after marrying Art, Connie and Wayne were blessed with three additions to their family, Jacob, Cassandra and Jarod. Art loved spending time with his kids and especially his grandkids. They held a very special place in his heart.
He loved NASCAR, rodeos, spending time with his horses and camping. He was a very avid fan of all high school sports. He often followed the Wolf Point Wolves all across Montana. He was honored with a start quilt by the Wolves’ boys’ basketball team.
He also enjoyed hunting in the mountains and always returned home with great stories. Art was also a member of the Elks Lodge. He was very caring and willing to help others in any way he could. He had a big heart and his memories will be treasured by many.
Art was currently working as a field representative for Power Fuels.
Art is survived by his wife, Connie Weyrauch of Wolf Point, Mont.; son, Wayne (Donna) Weyrauch and children, Jearney and Gage, all of Williston, N.D.; daughter, Cassandra Weyrauch and children, Treyton and Kolby, all of Dickinson, N.D.; son, Jarod (Misty Ericka) Weyrauch and children, Colton and Wyatt, all of Wolf Point; grandson, Caden Weyrauch and his mother, Dani, both of Minot, N.D.; sister, Rita O’Neil of Missoula, Mont.; brother, Herb Weyrauch of Williston; sister, Vicki McNarmara and her husband, Gary, of Saco, Mont.; brother, Jesse Weyrauch and his wife, Lori, of Stanley, N.D.; sister, Anne Robbennolt and her husband, Mark, of Gettysburg, S.D.; brother, Joe Weyrauch and wife, Lynn, of Saco; brother, Mike Wood and his wife, Judy, of Sidney, Mont.; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Art was preceded in death by his son, Jacob Weyrauch; parents, Wallace “Sonny” and Verniece Weyrauch; step-mother, Joyce Weyrauch; grandparents, Bruno and Dolly Weyrauch; step-grandmother, Tommy Weyrauch; and grandparents, Tom and Mabel Hanson.
A vigil was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point. Interment was at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.