Throughout his life, Rick was an avid motorcyclist. He loved racing motorcross and riding street bikes, especially his Harley. He and his wife, Bobbie, enjoyed vacationing throughout the country and more recently, traveling in their motor coach, always taking the Harley along.

Rick M. Weller, 66 of Osage Beach, formerly of Sedalia, lost his battle with Lou Gehrig's disease Friday, May 26 at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia.

He was born October 29, 1950, in Sedalia, a son of the late Donald R. and Katherine “Katie” M. (Schroeder) Weller. On August 11, 1973, he married Bobbie Jo Dudley, who survives of the home.

He grew up in Sedalia, graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1968, and attended CMSU (now UCM) in Warrensburg. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church. Rick started his career with Prudential Insurance in 1974. 

During his 30 years with the company, Rick earned numerous awards and citations. In 1996, Rick and Bobbie returned to Missouri where he opened an office in the Osage Beach area. After retiring from Prudential, he continued as an independent retirement insurance advisor until October 2016. 

He always took great pride in serving his clients. However, he always dedicated time to his family whom he loved dearly.

Throughout his life, Rick was an avid motorcyclist. He loved racing motorcross and riding street bikes, especially his Harley. He and his wife, Bobbie, enjoyed vacationing throughout the country and more recently, traveling in their motor coach, always taking the Harley along. 

He enjoyed working around the house, mowing the yard on his riding lawn mower, and adored his cats Cee Cee, Carly, Emma, Fibi, his boy, Gus, and baby Katie.

In addition to his wife, Bobbie, Rick is survived by a son Michael R. Weller (his wife, Julie A.), of Edmond, OK; four brothers Gary P. Weller (his wife, Cecilia), of Santa Rosa Beach, FL; Stephen J. Weller, of St. Louis; Kenneth C. Weller (his wife, Carol), of Sedalia; and J. Scott Weller, of Sedalia; his step-mother, Madeline VanWagner Weller; many nieces and nephews, including great-nieces and great-nephews; and many friends.

Prayers of the rosary will begin at 5 p.m., Friday, June 2 at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, with visitation to follow until 8 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Saturday June 3 at Sacred Heart Church, Sedalia, with Father Mark Miller, C.PP.S. officiating. Pallbearers will be Louis Boonen, Trent Pitcock, David Dudley, Chad Lewis, Dane Henley and Greg Weller. Honorary pallbearers will be Nancy Hoskens, Lou & Rebecca Mayer, Debbie Richardson, Steve Schmidt, Terry Smith and Dave Brown. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

The family will receive relatives and friends for light refreshments at Sacred Heart Church after the burial.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the ALS Association in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be offered online at www.mclaughlinfuneralchapel.com.