ROBERT C. "BOB" WEBER, 89, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Ripley County, Ind., Bob earned his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and his Master's from the University of Michigan. He was a Botany Teacher with the Public Schools for 38 years, retiring in 1986. He was one of the founding members of ACRES, Inc., a member of The Fox Island Alliance; The Nature Conservancy; The Audubon Society; The Historic Forks of the Wabash in Huntington, Ind., and a sponsor of the Hi-Y at South Side High School. He was an avid photographer especially floral photos, also an avid animal lover, he enjoyed planning and enjoying the many outdoor trips with the YMCA. "Bob was a loyal husband, brother, and uncle and he will be dearly missed." Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Janet Weber of Fort Wayne; nephew, Phil Blighton; nieces, Kathy Baker, Mary Sue (Fred) Thompson; 11 great-nieces and nephews; several great-great and great-great-great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Clara Weber; sisters, Evelyn Werner, Fleta Moody, Lula Blighton; and brother, Jim Weber. Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 729 W. Washington Blvd. with calling one hour prior. Rev. Paul Offhaus officiating. Calling also from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road. Burial in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. Memorials may be made to ACRES, Inc.,1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, Ind., South Side High School Foundation, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, or Benham Methodist Church, 648 E. County Road 650 S., Versailles, Ind. 47042. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on February 17, 2013