Richard J. "Dick" Weber passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Lymphoma on April 21, 2014, with his loving family by his side. Dick was born May 14, 1930, in Madison to William and Amalia Weber. He grew up attending Holy Redeemer School and graduated from East High School in 1948. After proudly serving his country during the Korean War he returned home to work in the Weber Family Bakery with his Dad until it was sold in 1955. In 1954, Dick married the former Dorothy Bawden and they went on to have six children and 40 years of marriage before Dorothy's passing in 1994.
Dick went on to a long career with the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation. After retiring in 1989, Dick and his wife, Dorothy, decided to move north to the Rhinelander area as it had always been a dream of his to live on a lake. After couple of years there, they decided they were better suited farther south and settled in the Portage area. After Dorothy passed, Dick moved back to the Madison area to be closer to his family. In 1998, Dick married the former Jane Grant and they settled in the Westport area where he used his retirement hours to write many a story, and paint. He would paint anything he could find, rocks, canoe paddles, pots and it turns out he was very talented. We all have a piece of Dad with us in the art he left behind. Dad was also a huge Badgers fan, never missing a football or basketball game on T.V.
Dick is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Jane; his loving children, Bill (Laura Mays) Weber, David (Linda) Weber, Cheryl (Jim) Sorenson, Gail (Michael) Elliott, and JoAnn Langworthy; his grandchildren, Jared Weber, Kortney (Tim) Belz, Jacob Weber, Michelle, Kelly, and Trevor Mays, Jeff and Brian Weber, Stephanie (Eric Servais) Sorenson, Kimberlee (James) Griffin, and Hannah Langworthy; and his great grandchildren, Grace and Ava Servais, and Breanna and Cameron Griffin. He is also survived by two sisters, Dorothy (Bob) Jones and Mildred (Jack Hoag) Poole; and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy and John Polaski.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Robert; his wife of 40 years, Dorothy; his daughter, DiAnn; and brothers-in-law, Bob Apperson, Howard Samuelson, and Dan Poole.
A special thank you to Agrace Hospice for their wonderful care of our dad.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., with Father Roger Nilles presiding. Burial will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church.
You will always be with us in our hearts and the beautiful things you made us. You will be missed so much until we see you again. Your loving family.
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