Philip H. Weber, age 85, of Edwardsville, Illinois, died at 3:50 a.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville.
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Phil was a licensed funeral director and a third generation Weber to operate Weber Funeral Home in Edwardsville. He was born April 27, 1928, in Edwardsville, the son of the late Bernard H. & Florence L. (Kriege) Weber.
Phil married Patsy J. Ohl on January 24, 1954, in Edwardsville. She preceded him in death on May 7, 2011.
Phil taught business and driver's education at Edwardsville High School from 1955 to 1959 and drove a school bus for the school district. Phil then went on to operate the family business, Weber Funeral Home, retiring in 1990.
Phil is survived by two sons, Steven P. Weber & wife Silvia, of New Braunfels, Texas and Michael D. Weber & fiancé Jane Helms of Edwardsville; four grandchildren, Brook D. Stutz & husband Christopher of Alton, Danielle E. Weber of New Braunfels, Texas, Michael J. Weber of Edwardsville, and Julia N. Weber of Edwardsville; two great grandchildren, Conner P. Stutz and Avery R. Longoria-Weber.
Phil was preceded in death by one brother, William B. Weber and one sister, Josephine Weber.
He was a 1950 graduate of Illinois State University, served in the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant during the Korean Conflict, was a member and past president of the Edwardsville Jaycees and the Edwardsville Rotary Club. He was a recipient of Rotary's Paul Harris Fellowship Award. Phil served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Cloverleaf Savings Bank and was a Board Member there for over 35 years. He was also a 58 year member of Sunset Hills Country Club where he enjoyed playing golf and bridge.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2013 at Weber & Rodney Funeral
Home in Edwardsville. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Condolences may be expressed online at weberfuneralhome.com.
Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17, 2013