Beatrice "Bea" Ann (Bodoh) Weyers, 77, of Black Creek, WI, passed away on November 12, 2022, with her husband, Lawrence Weyers, by her side. She is survived by a loving husband, three children and six grandchildren and countless friends. Bea had many nick names - "Saddle Queen," "Grandma Bea," "Mama Beatty"...... Just don't call her Beatrice.
Bea grew up in Mackville, WI as the youngest of three girls to Sylvan and Lucy Bodoh. From a young age, she was the tomboy of the family, riding horses and helping Sylvan on the farm and preferring pants to dresses much to the chagrin of her mom, Lucy.
In 1966, Bea met Larry Weyers at some of the local horse shows and were married July 27, 1968 at St. Edwards Parish in Mackville. They settled on a 70-acre hobby farm outside of Black Creek. Throughout the years, Larry worked outside the home as a mason, and Bea took care of the farm alongside her father-in-law, Joe Weyers. Bea and Larry raised three children, instilling her love of horses to her oldest daughter, Sue.
Every horse person within an hour radius of Black Creek has been in the basement of her home where she started "Bea's Tack Shop" in the 70's. Many people bought their first saddle from Bea or had their leather horse equipment repaired by her. In later years, if she saw the heels of your boots worn, she would tell you to take them off, and she would repair them for you. Bea was also an active softball player in a bar league for Carol and Dave's and loved her Monday night volleyball rec league, led by friend, Sharie Allen.
Over the years, her passions changed from horses and leather repair to nature, hiking and cross country skiing. She started volunteering in 1987 at Fallen Timbers, in Black Creek and was active in tracking and counting wolves and became an avid bird watcher, especially, bald eagles.
Upon a visit to CHAPS Academy, Bea was touched by the mothers and grandmothers that worked with troubled children and it was then that she made a promise to herself, if she had a healthy grandbaby, she was going to make a commitment to volunteer at CHAPS. She started volunteering in 2005 after her first grandchild, Tyler was born. In the end, her dementia took away her knowing many of the names and faces of family, but she continued to always know Tyler, and was so proud of the young hard working man he has become.
Bea also gave of her time and self to support other local charities including the Black Creek Lions Club, St. Mary's Church and anyone who needed help.
Bea is survived by her husband, Larry Weyers; daughter, Sue (Chad) Spiegelberg; her daughter, Jody Weyers and grand-dog Juno; her son, Louie (Renee) Weyers; sisters Jean Zuleger, Rosie (Maynard) Kettner; six grandchildren: Tyler Spiegelberg, River Tyrrell, Fatima Robertson, Amani Robertson, Zoie and Sophia Weyers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, Sylvan and Lucy Bodoh; her in-laws, Joe and Lucy Weyers; brothers-in-law: Roger Zuleger and Louis Weyers; nephew, David Glodowski; and niece, Kristine Weyers.
A visitation will occur on Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 3:30 pm until 6:30 pm at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, 358 South Main Street, Seymour, WI. Visitation will continue on Friday, November 18, 2022 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 301 E. Burdick, Black Creek, WI from 9:30 am until the Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 am with Fr. David Greskowiak officiating. Burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, on Hwy Cty B.
Online condolences may be expressed to Bea's family at www.muehlboettcher.com