Arnold Lee Weaver Obituary

Arnold “Arnie” Lee Weaver of St. Joseph passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11a.m. in the Starks and Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St Joseph, MI with Pastor James Matthews officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, April 11, 2021 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or American Heart Association. Those wishing to share a memory may do so online at

Arnie was born on September 8, 1945 in Tipton, Iowa, to Harold and Pearl (Brady) Weaver. He graduated from Tipton High School and continued his education at Upper Iowa University earning a Bachelor Degree in Accounting. Arnie also earned several graduate degrees in banking and commercial lending from the University of Wisconsin and the University of Oklahoma. He served in the United States Army beginning in 1969 until being honorably discharged in 1971 with a good conduct medal and a bronze star. He married Patricia VanderMeer on October 29, 1977 and they were happily married until her death in 2011. Arnie married Margaret “Margy” Oja on December 28, 2019 and had two wonderful years together until his passing.

Arnie loved banking and advanced from a teller at Tipton State Bank in 1963 to President, Vice Chairman, and Chief Operating Officer of Pinnacle Financial Services (formerly Peoples State Bank), before retiring in 1998. He continued serving the community as a member of the St. Joseph Kiwanis Club for over 40 years and served a term as President. He was also a past director of the Blossomtime Festival, director and past President of United Way, Salvation Army, City of Saint Joseph Hospital Finance Authority, Boy Scouts of America, a member of the Jaycees, and First United Methodist Church St. Joseph. Arnie was a University of Michigan and University of Iowa fan and enjoyed playing golf.

Arnie is survived by his wife; Margaret “Margy” Weaver, daughter; Joni Kline, grandson Axel; sister Nonie Dewell of Clarence, Iowa; Margy’s children Tiffany (Nolan) Passick, Robin (Mike) Grant, and grandson Ryder; Arnie was preceded by his first wife Patricia Weaver; siblings Verlon Weaver, Darlys Sayles and Norma Fell; and son-in-law Josh Kline.