HERMAN I. WECK GENEVA, IL Herman I. Weck, died peacefully in Geneva IL on March 28, 2013. He was the loving husband of Barbara D. (Fiola) Weck who died in 1995. Herman is survived by his brother, Egon Weck of Falls Church, VA; and all five of his children: Edward Weck, J. David Weck, Eric Weck, Margaret Weck, and Elizabeth (Weck) Thill; as well as six grandchildren; and one great grandson. Born on March 20, 1921 in Kirchberg, Saxony, Germany, Herman was a naturalized U.S. citizen who immigrated to Passaic, NJ with his parents and brother in 1928. He graduated with a B.S. from Columbia University and received his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 1948. Herman met and married Barbara while working in the research lab at the Standard Oil of Indiana Whiting refinery. He worked his entire career with Standard Oil - Amoco Oil, registering several patents for crude oil processing. The family moved to Bismarck, ND where he worked as the operations engineer at the Mandan, ND refinery for 10 years before moving to Flossmoor, IL and working in Chicago. Following his retirement from Amoco Oil in 1983, he and Barbara enjoyed international travel, the opera and philately. A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Lyric Opera of Chicago, www.lyricopera.org/ support/donate.aspx, would be greatly appreciated.
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Published in The Times on Apr. 7, 2013