John Dutter Weikel, 15, of Scranton, died Tuesday in Geisinger Community Medical Center.
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Born in Scranton on Aug. 18, 1998, son of Tonya Owens Dutter, Robert Weikel and Matthew Dutter of Scranton, he attended Tri Boro Christian Academy, North East Intermediate School and was a ninth-grade student at Scranton High School, where he was on the freshman football team.
John enjoyed skateboarding and playing football. He was the life of the party, always lending a hand to anyone that he could help. John enjoyed working with his hands, building anything that he could. John was loved by his parents more than they loved their own lives, he was a loving and caring son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend; he will be deeply missed by all who knew and love him.
Also surviving are three sisters, Sophia Dutter, Alyssa Weikel and Alondra Weikel; three brothers, Matthew Dutter, Austin Weikel and Aaron Weikel, all at home; grandparents, Ellen and James Warner, Scranton; Alice Bullock, New Jersey; and Robert Weikel, Scranton; great-grandparents, Alex and Ellen Chubb, Avoca; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Rose Weikel.
The funeral will be private on Monday in the McGoff-Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1401 Capouse Ave., Scranton, with services by the Rev. David Twiss, pastor Greenridge Assembly of God Church. Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o McGoff-Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1401 Capouse Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 1, 2013