Stanley L Weber, 96, a longtime member of the Dixon IL community and citizen of the year in 1997, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria.
Stan was born on March 9, 1923, in St Louis, MO to Walter and Lydia (Hill) Weber. He was raised in East St Louis, IL with his parents and three sisters. Stan was an honorably discharged WWII U.S. Navy Veteran. He met his wife Beverly Barber at the University of Illinois, Champaign, and they were married August 31, 1947, in Neoga, IL. The education system brought Stan and Bev to Dixon in 1962.
Stan was an organizing member for Sauk Valley College and a Charter Contributor to the Sauk Endowment Fund. He was a member of the U of I Alumni Association, the National Education Association (NEA), the Illinois Education Association (IEA) and the American School Administrators (ASA). He was a member of the National Council for Exceptional Children and served on the board of Sinissippi Mental Health. He was in service organizations that included Dixon Rotary Club, Elks Club, Dixon Garden Club, and Dixon Chamber of Commerce. He volunteered with CASA and Hospice.
The Dixon YMCA was important to Stan. He was an active participant on the original building fund drive in the late 1960’s and continued to support the YMCA for his Dixon years. He was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church of Dixon.
Bev passed away June 20, 2019. Stan is survived by daughters Penny (Bill) Hinrichs of Rochester IL, Cheryl (Ron) Budzinski of Peoria IL, and Cindy (Bob) Byrd of Oregon IL: six grandchildren Tim (Nina) Hinrichs of Los Altos CA, John (Mari) Hinrichs of Chicago, Nikki Budzinski of Chicago, Annie (Andres) Bardelas of Geneva IL, Tyler (Kaitlin) Byrd of Bloomington IL and Wyatt (Trisha) Byrd of Lake in the Hills IL; along with seven great-grandchildren- Alex and Nathan Hinrichs; Noah, Emma and Will Bardelas, Amelia Byrd, and Asher Byrd. Stan is also survived by sister Lois Sheffler of Ballwin MO.
Together Stan and Bev enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, golfing, playing tennis, snow skiing, square dancing, ballroom dancing, and piloting. They enjoyed spending time with their three daughters and their families, including grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the First Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Third St in Dixon. There will be no visitation. Memorials in his name may be given to St Jude’s Children Hospital 530 NE Glen Oak Peoria, IL 61637; Sauk Valley College Foundation for Scholarships 173 IL Rt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021 or to the First Presbyterian Church in Dixon. Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington is assisting with his services.
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