Photo courtesy of Steuerle Funeral Home - Villa Park

Richard M. Weber

1942 - 2020

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Dick was my friend and financial advisor for close to 30 years. A strong force and steady hand he was at my side and helped make me the businessman I am today. He was so proud of his daughters ,he talked about them every time we met. It was truly an honor to know him. In these trying times he is certainly missed. He was funny and I always enjoyed our time together. Godspeed Dick Weber

Mr Weber is one of those teachers that made an impression on me. I still use some of his jokes today. He would ask, "Is it colder in the wintertime or the country? It still makes me smile. He is a good person. St. Lukes school class of 1986.

To Mr. Weber's Daughters and Family, I would like to Express my condolences to you family. I was a Student at St. Luke's School in the late 70's-early 80's. One of my classmates posted a class picture and we were all reminiscing about how much Mr. Weber impacted our lives with his sense of humor, strict rule in the classroom and his Spanish classes. Some did a search so we could all reach out to say hello and they found his Obituary. We are all commenting on how this seems so surreal that he...

A very caring and positive teacher. He brought a new way of teaching with the recliners, couches, if you wanted to eat or chew gum in his class you had to donate money to UNICEF. To this day I have learned more Spanish in the one year than 3 years in high school and it made you actually WANT to go to school and couldnt wait to get to his class. Always wore a suit and tie and by the end of the day lost the jacket and the tie.

My 8th grade teacher at St. Monica's class of '68. Stern but fair.

Please accept my deepest sympathy over your loss. Dick was my first cousin. His father, my Uncle Ed, and my mother were siblings.

Mr. Weber was my 8th grade teacher at St. Monicas School in 1969-70. He made learning fun. All the students loved him. My siblings and I still talk about him very fondly. He was a special and unique person.

My condolences to Mr. Webers family.

Barbara (Sabino) Hejna

I will never forget Dick's smile and sense of humor. One couldn't remain in a bad mood when Dick was around. I pray that his memory will be a blessing to his family and friends.

My condolences to the Weber family. Dick was one of those people who always made you feel like he was happy to see you. A kind and humorous man. He will be missed.


Richard's Obituary



On Monday, April 20, 2020, Richard M. Weber, loving father and cherished friend passed away at age 77.

Dick was born on September 13, 1942 to the late Joseph and Birgit. A graduate of Loyola University Chicago, he spent 20 years as a beloved teacher, followed by more than 30 years as a devoted financial advisor. He raised two daughters, Jaclyn and Jennifer and was loved by his two sons-in law, Jim Callaghan and Sloan Zajac.  

Dick enjoyed spending time and talking with his family and his many loyal friends. He was known for his sense of humor, charisma, and positive spirit. He loved sharing jokes and positive messages with loved ones. His favorite was:

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.  Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.  Just walk beside me and be my friend." - Albert Camus


Services and Interment private. Due to COVID-19 restrictions a memorial will be planned in the future.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Ataxia Foundation.

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