The Mass of Christian Burial for William "Bill" Weber of Wadena will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at St. Anns Catholic Church in Wadena with Fr. Aaron Kuhn and Fr. Donald Wagner concelebrating. Friends may call on Tuesday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena with St. Anns parish prayers at 6:00 PM and a rosary service at 7:00 PM. Visitation continues on Wednesday from 1:30 PM until the time of mass at the church. Bill passed away at the age of 97 years on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the MN Veterans Home in Fergus Falls.
William was born to Charles and Mary (Berning) Weber on February 20, 1917 in Beardsley, MN. On September 24, 1941, Bill married Theresa "Trix" Rose Schwantz in Michigan, ND. He entered the United States Army, serving in WWII from November 17, 1942 until his honorable discharge on October 26, 1945. Upon his return, Bill and Trix made their home in Wadena, MN where they raised their family. As a carpenter and farmer, Bill liked watching things grow, raised sweet corn and sold bedding plants. He took time to relax at the lake and enjoyed traveling to Arizona, Hawaii and Alaska. Bill was a member and Past Commander of the VFW Post 3922 and took pride in assisting with the building of the Veterans Memorial in Wadena.
Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife Trix on March 20, 2010; his parents Charles and Mary; sons Roger and William "Butch" Weber; a daughter, Donna Hardesty; brothers John, Frank, AB "Dutch", Leo, Lawrence and Charles; along with sisters Josephine Yoney, Margaret Sonderland and Ann Weber.
Left to survive Bill are his grandchildren Greg and Jeff Weber of Mantorville, MN, Dan Weber of Bismarck, ND, Mary Ouellette of Rochester, MN and Michele Hardesty of North Hampton, MA; four great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; and a host of friends.
Pallbearers will be Dan Weber, Greg Weber, Jeff Weber, Mark Schwantz, Steve Schwantz and Les Thorstensen.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Wadena.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena, MN. (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)