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Robert F. Weber

August 18, 1945 ~ July 30, 2022 (age 76)


Robert Frank “Bob” Weber, 76, Washington, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022. Bob, son of the late Edmund Weber and Frances nee Kuenzel, was born on August 18, 1945 in Washington. He received his education at St Francis Borgia Grade School and graduated from Washington High School in 1963. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1969. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Peters in 1966 which gave him his 3 sons. On February 15, 1992, he was united in marriage to Carol Gurlin Cook in Crystal City, MO, who brought a daughter into their marriage and was later adopted by Bob.

          After high school he discovered his love of carpentry by working for his uncle Sylvester “Boots” Kuenzel building homes in the area. After the service he started working for several different companies in the St. Louis area where he became a master carpenter. He wanted to take his talent to his local community and worked for several companies in Washington before starting his own business in 1980, Robert F. Weber Custom Builders, Inc. He believed in honesty, integrity & great work ethic. His sons, Dean, Jeff, & Tim learned quality workmanship from their father & worked through high school and college. In 2009 Dean & Tim took over the business when Bob retired. They changed the name of the business to Weber Brothers Construction, Inc.

          Bob was a longtime member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church & was the first altar boy at the first mass in 1959. He was a member of Lion’s Club, Elks, & Corporal Care Team at Lourdes. He did meals on Wheels for several years. He was a 4th Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus.

          Bob loved his family with all his heart & made many things for them over the years. He helped them when they built their homes and was always willing to give of his time in any way he could. He loved to go camping with family and friends starting with 5th wheels and graduating to motor homes. Traveling was another of Bob’s passions. He traveled all over the world and the beautiful United States of America with his wife, Carol. His final trip of a lifetime was to Alaska in 2019. He & his brother, Jerome, restored an antique tractor, a 1948 International Farmall H because his dad had a tractor of the same make. He drove several years in the KC Charity Tractor Cruise for donations to the St. Louis Parkinson Association. One of Bob’s greatest purchases was the 106-acre farm used for hunting with his son Tim & his grandchildren. He loved going to Cardinal baseball games with his family. His greatest love was his family and spending time with them.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Evelyn Weber, Teresa Weber, Wilbert Weber, and Rosalie Hellebusch; brother-in-law, Melvin Brune and sister-in-law, Susan Weber.

Among his survivors are his wife, Carol Weber of Washington; children, Dean Weber and wife Kelly of Washington, Jeff Weber and wife Kim of Washington, Tim Weber and wife Shelly of Washington, and Trecca Wright and husband Josh of Union; siblings, Jerome Weber and wife Janet of Washington, Darlene Hellmann and husband Dennis of Villa Ridge, Angie Brune of Beaufort, and Leon Weber of Washington; sister-in-law, Laverne Weber of Washington; twelve grandchildren, Leah Weber, Cole Weber, Alexa Weber, Levi Weber, Callyn Weber, Abby Weber, Alexis Wright, Jobe Weber, Kayia Weber, Simon Weber, Halley Wright, and Becca Weber; In-laws, Shirley Perry, Donald Gurlin, and Michael Gurlin; other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment, with full military honors will be at the St. Francis Borgia Cemetery. Followed by a Celebration of his life at the KC Hall with food & drinks from 3 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the St. Louis Parkinson Association or the Grotto at Our Lady of Lourdes.

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Memorial Mass
August 11, 2022

1:00 PM
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
1014 Madison Ave.
Washington, Missouri 63090

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