Merle Anthony “Tony” Weeres passed away at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow on February 4, 2021, following a bout with pneumonia.
Tony was born in Havre, Montana, on December 9, 1953, to Merle and Patricia Weeres. His early years were spent in Harlem, and the last several years have been in Glasgow. Tony’s life was spent struggling with developmental issues due to PKU (Phenylketonuria), a very rare chronic disorder. Today all babies born in the United States are tested for this at birth and can be treated with a strict diet if diagnosed early.
Tony is survived by his sisters Kathy (Bill) Baker and Nancy (Ken) Willms; brother Patrick (Kathy) Weeres; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Michael.
The family wishes to thank Tony’s surrogate family, the director and staff of Milk River Group Home, for their many years of caring for Tony. Thank you also to the doctors and nurses at Frances Mahon for their special care during his final stay there.
Viewing for those who wish to pay their last respects to Tony will take place at Bell Mortuary on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date at Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale.