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William 'Bill' P. Weber

Thursday, January 26, 2012

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William "Bill" Paul Weber, 67, of Freeport, Minn., died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 24, 2012.

Bill was born Oct. 1, 1944, in Le Mars, the son of Ricks and Mary (Brennan) Weber. He grew up in Le Mars where he lived until joining the Marines.

After his safe return from duty in Vietnam he married Doris Carter May 6, 1967, in Las Vegas. After marriage the couple lived in Inglewood, Calif.

In 1968 they moved to Merrill, where they lived until 1975 when they moved to Motley, Minn. 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 and 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, of Freeport; his daughters Lisa (Gordon) Hocking, of St. Cloud, Minn., Lana Weber, of Freeport, Lynette (Don) Franklin, of St. Cloud, Rose (Nate) Rosebear, of Ponemah, Minn., and Nancy Weber, of Foley, Minn.; his 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

Funeral services celebrating the life of William "Bill" P. Weber, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, at Glendorado Lutheran Church in Princeton, Minn. The Rev. Barb Peterson will officiate, and burial will take place in the parish cemetery at a later date. There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until service time at the church Saturday morning. Arrangements are with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany, Minn.