Edward J. Weber, 87, of Freeburg, IL, born July 10, 1924, in Freeburg, IL, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL.
Mr. Weber retired as an operating engineer at the Shell Wood River Refinery, Wood River, IL. He was a member of the American Legion Post 550.
He was preceded in death his parents, Herman and Meta, nee Rauch, Weber; five sisters, Evelyn Germaine, Norma Clark, Mary Schoen, Thelma Laflen and Louise Janssen; and two brothers, Charles Weber and Robert Weber.
Surviving are his loving wife of 51 years, Esther M., nee Sims, Weber, whom he married on November 5, 1960, at St. Phillip’s Catholic Church, East St. Louis, IL;
two daughters, Rhonda (Lee) Smith of Freeburg, IL
and Jayne Vartanian of Fairview Heights, IL;
three grandchildren, Edward Smith,
and Jordan Vartanian;
and one sister, Helen (James) Cissell of Tilden, IL.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
Esther, Rhonda & Jane - I am so very very sorry to hear of Ed's passing!! I think of all of you often and will definitely miss Ed. I practically lived at your house when I was growing up (right Rhonda?) and always felt part of the family. My loving thoughts & prayers are with you, Jennie
Jennie (Lucash) Wicklman, Freeburg, IL, 62243
I worked with Ed at Shell Oil Co. for many years. He was my trainer when I was hired after I got out of the Army. I really enjoyed working with Ed and getting to know him. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May God give you strength and comfort to cope at this difficult time. God bless you. With deepest sympathy..... Al Sokalsky
Al Sokalsky, Waterloo, IL,
Jayne, words just can't express how sorry I am to hear of your loss.
I don't know your family as I am only a co-worker with you at Elsevier, however it seems in times like these we are all very connected via special feelins of knowing how it feels to lose our loved ones. It's my prayer that your memories be your comfort.
My thoughts are with you and your mother - and indeed your family.
, Maryland Heights, Missouri, 63043
Esther, Rhonda & Jayne:
I was so sorry to hear when my mom told me that Ed had passed away. I have many wonderful memories of times spent at your house. You always made me feel welcome. Seeing the "Weber circle" at the Freeburg Homecoming always brought a smile to my face, even as the circle got smaller over the years. Please know that you are all in my prayers at this difficult time. Sincerely, Julia
Julia (Becker) Nash, St. Louis, MO, 63131
Please accept my deepest sympathy for I too know the pain of losing someone you love. May your family find comfort as I have in knowing that our loving heavenly Father promises us that very soon he will 'swallow up death forever and wipe the tears from all faces' by means of his son Jesus. (Isaiah 25:8) What a wonderful day that will be!
(Isaiah 25:8) He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. And the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for Jehovah himself has spoken [it].
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