Master cabinet-maker mourned in city
A MAN whose broad knowledge of cabinet-making led him to run a successful business in Bundaberg for years has died.
Kevin Mervyn Weier was born on May 31, 1936, at Laidley and received his schooling at Hatton Vale State School.
He left school on the day he turned 14 to work on the family farm.
At about 10 or 11 he became interested in woodwork, and although he attended woodwork classes for one day a month at a nearby school he was largely self-taught.
About 1950 his parents built a new home and asked Mr Weier if he could build the kitchen.
After his compulsory military training at Wacol, Mr Weier landed a job as a cabinet-maker in Kingaroy with Stan Jacobsen.
Because he was 19 Mr Jacobsen said he already knew cabinet-making and did not need to do an apprenticeship.
When he was 21 Mr Weier married Dorothy Sellick of Kingaroy.
After several years in Kingaroy the family moved to Murgon, where Mr Weier had his own business for several years.
About 1968 they moved to Bundaberg, where Mr Weier became head cabinet-maker of building firm S. B. Wise and Co.
After several years he became a director of the firm, but later started his own business in Electra St, which he had until his retirement in 1996.
In retirement the couple enjoyed caravan trips and country music.
Mr Weier died at his home on Wednesday, November 23.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, two daughters, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.