Monday, June 18, 2012

Walter Rudolph Weber 1925-2006

Walter R. Weber, son of the late Rudolph and Velma (Bartlett) Weber, was born June 13, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri.

On April 30, 1950, Walter was united in marriage to Shirlene Sue Wilkerson in Crocker, Missouri. They shared over 55 years of marriage together and were blessed with four children: Mike, Debra, Janet and Robin.

Walter was a hardworker and took great pride in providing for his family. Walter, his dad and his brother opened up Weber & Sons Electrical Contractors in Dixon, Missouri and later moved to Waynesville. They served the Pulaski County area for many years. One of the things that Walter was most proud of was the fact the he helped to provide electricity to most of Pulaski County. He wired homes and businesses that had not had electricity until he came along. Walter was employed with General Electric for 3 years. After leaving GE, he became employed at Lynch's Furniture as an appliance technician and worked there faithfully for over 20 years.

Walter was a great Christian man. He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior and was baptized at an early age. He was a charter member of the First Christian Church of Waynesville. He was an active member at the church serving as an elder, Sunday School superintendent, teacher of a Wednesday night Bible study and taking care of the congregation wherever he was needed.

In his spare time, Walter enjoyed working with his hands creating different crafts out of wood. He loved his tools and never could get enough of them. Most importantly, he loved his family and treasured the times that he could spend with them.

Walter passed away the morning of Sunday, March 5, 2006 in the St. John's Medical Center of Lebanon, Missouri at the age of 80 years, 8 months and 20 days.

Walter leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Shirlene of the home; one son: Mike Weber and his wife, Paula of Waynesville, MO; three daughters: Debra Jackson and her husband, George of Elgin, S.C., Janet York and her husband, Roy of Waynesville, MO and Robin Hoffman and her husband, Rick of Laquey, MO; a very special son-in-law: Rodney Apfel; special friends: Regina Helm and her children, Randall and Sarah; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; several other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by one sister: Marian Blaylock and one brother: Dale Weber.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 9, 2006 in the Memorial Chapel of Waynesville with Steve Lynch and Virgil White officiating. Soloist Becky Lercher sang "Even In The Valley" and Walter's grandson, Mikey Weber sang "Go Rest High On That Mountain". Serving as escorts were Aaron Huffman, Spencer Woodin, Rick Hoffman, Clayton York, Mikey Weber and Cory York.

Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert.

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