Obituary: William Weber

William “Bill” P. Weber, age 67 of Freeport, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.

Bill was born October 1, 1944 to Ricks and Mary (Brennan) Weber in LeMars, Iowa.  He grew up in LeMars where he lived until joining the Marines.  After his safe return from duty in Vietnam he married Doris Carter on May 6, 1967 in Las Vegas.  After marriage the couple lived in Inglewood, Calif.  In 1968 they moved to Merrill, Iowa where they lived until 1975 when they moved to Motley.

In 1987, they moved to the central Minnesota area, living in Foley and Glendorado.  In 2008, they moved to Tyler, Minn. where they lived until Bill fell ill. They then moved to Freeport.

Bill worked his life as a carpenter, most recently working for Xcel Energy until his retirement in 2006.  He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre, the Merrill, Iowa American Legion, the Princeton VFW, and the Carpenters and Joiners Local Mpls 322.

Bill is survived by his wife Doris Weber, Freeport; daughters Lisa (Gordon) Hocking, St. Cloud; Lana Weber, Freeport; Lynette (Don) Franklin, St. Cloud; Rose (Nate) Rosebear, Ponemah; Nancy Weber, Foley; his 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ricks and Mary Weber, and siblings Mary Laddasaw, Katherine Bolton, Dora Weber, Viola Rieken, Bernice McKay, Hank Weber, and Alvin Weber.

Funeral Services were Saturday, January 28 at Glendorado Lutheran Church in rural Princeton. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery at a later date.