Robert L. Weber
Robert L. Weber, 93, died Friday, October 11, 2019, at the Onalaska Care Center. Bob was born February 1926, in Wecota, South Dakota to August and Mary Louise (Ernster) Weber.
In 1938, the family relocated to Caledonia, Minnesota area, where they farmed for many years.
Bob joined the US Air Force in 1951. After basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas, he attended the New England Aircraft School at Boston, Mass., where he received his high school GED. He then attended the Aircraft Electrical Maintenance School at Chanute AFB, Ill.. Later, while stationed at Offutt AFB, Omaha, Ne., he attended three years of college through UN-Lincoln. In 1952, while home on leave, he married Thelma A. Myhre of Coon Valley, WI. After almost 23 years of continuous service, which included tours in Hawaii, England, Viet Nam (2), Taiwan and a four month tour (1956) in support of nuclear testing in the Pacific Area, he retired and returned to the Coulee Region. He was then employed by a local foundry for ten years.
Bob was a devoted family man. He took great pride in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved to fish and do yard work, but his great passion was the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and American Legion Post #52 as well as various other service organizations.
Bob is survived by his son, Steve (Carol) Weber, rural Coon Valley; daughters Rebecca (David) Schield of Middleton, WI; Regina (David) Lezpona of Onalaska, Robin (Stephan) Bahr of La Crosse, eleven grandchildren; Lee Ann (Ben) Heinz, Lance Weber, Luke (Jen) Weber, and Laura Weber; Jessica (Josh) Reeves, Jeff Schield, and Grace (Luke) Viring; Carmen (Tyler) Adams, and Christopher Lezpona; Jamie (Kim) Bahr, and Emily (Michael) Phillips, 7 great-grandchildren and a very special friend, Mabel Olson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma, his parents, sisters; Pearl, Bernice and Delores, and brothers Kenneth and Virgil.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 15th at 11:00 a.m. at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 1425 Jackson Street, La Crosse. Pastor Scott Skogen will officiate and burial with military honors by American Legion Post #52 will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. Information and online condolences may be given to the family at www.dickinsonfuneralhomes.com.
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