Weber, Richard "Dick"
Richard "Dick" Weber, age 79, of 911 North 40th St. Manitowoc, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Aurora Medical Center of Manitowoc County.
Richard was born August 21, 1933, in Manitowoc, son of the late Joseph and Martha (Salta) Weber. He attended school in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 1952 from Lincoln High School. On August 7, 1954 Dick married the former Elizabeth Wagner at First Reformed United Church of Christ, Manitowoc. He served with the U.S. Army 11th Airborne Division. He was a member of First Reformed United Church of Christ, Mayor's Citizen Advisory Committee, Golden K Kiwanis, Manitowoc Safety Traffic and Parking Committee, Manitowoc Crime Prevention Committee, Manitowoc TRIAD, Manitowoc Lakeshore Prayer Breakfast, Travelers Protective Association, 11th Airborne Division Association, School Safety Patrol Committee, Habitat for Humanity and numerous other organizations and committees.
Dick designed and put together sport schedules for 24 years for the school system, volunteered as a timer & judge for track meets and took tickets for other events for over 25 years. Dick also helped raise money for kids to go to the Junior Olympic Basketball Camps, designed a new football program, and started a Senior Citizen Recognition Night at the Lincoln sporting events. He raised money for 3 new scoreboards for Municipal Field, Lincoln Park, and Westfield, helped raise money for the Music Program "Jazz Tracs" to get it started, and helped raise funds for the school orchestra to go on trips.
During the 1970's, Dick designed a new Lincoln High School emblem for football with the help of a local artist and came up with the "M"& Anchor. While on the Manitowoc School Board, he was instrumental in getting the first Police-School Liaison Officer into the school system. In 1989, Dick completed the Manitowoc Police Citizen Academy. Dick received many more awards and special recognitions throughout his lifetime.
Dick is survived by his wife: Elizabeth Weber, Manitowoc; two children: Dr. Robert (Debbie) Weber, MN; Linda (Kevin) Blandin, IN; five grandchildren: Angie (Andrew) Taggart, IL; Dan (Courtney) Weber, MN; Adam Weber, FL; Dr. Ben Blandin, WI; Jeremy Blandin, TX; three great-grandchildren: Ari and Abe Taggart, Chicago; Lena Weber, MN; one brother-in-law and four sisters-in-law: Marilyn Weber, Manitowoc; Laverne Weber, Manitowoc; Violet (Paul "Ike") Pritzl, Manitowoc; David (Sally) Wagner, Manitowoc. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters-in-law: Joe (Jerri) Weber; Gardy Weber; John Weber, Jane Wagner; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Frank and Fannie Wagner.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at First Reformed United Church of Christ, 3613 Waldo Boulevard, Manitowoc. Rev. Richard Runge and Pastor Richard Manning will officiate with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Military graveside services will be accorded by the VFW
Otto OAS Post #659. The family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday at the church from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m. The Jens Family Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Weber family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Aurora Medical Center, VNA Hospice, special neighbor Nancy Kapinos and Dick's grandson, Dr. Ben Blandin for the love, kindness and compassionate care shown to Dick.