Harlingen - Robert Keith Wetherbee, 79 passed away at his home in Harlingen, Texas on June 27, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr Wetherbee was born in Fairmount, North Dakota to his parents Mildred and Donald Wetherbee, both of whom preceded him in death as did an older sister Jeanne.
Mr. Wetherbee attended Fairmount Public Schools,and North Dakota State University where he earned a degree in Agronomy. He farmed in the Fairmount area until his retirement. Mr. Wetherbee was active in the National Association of Conservation Districts for over 15 years, holding both local, state and national offices. He served as President of the organization for four years and was instrumental in the passages of important agricultural legislation during that time.
Mr. Wetherbee is survived by his wife, Mary, his son Steven (Kim) one grandson, Thomas Wetherbee, his sister, Joyce Johnson, and his brother Jerry Wetherbee.
A prayer service will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church in Harlingen on Thursday, June 29,2017 at 3:00 pm.
Published in Valley Morning Star on Jun. 29, 2017.