John E. “Stogee“
Weber, 92, of Fort Branch, passed away Friday, April 15, 2011 at
Transcendent Care of Owensville.
Born, Jan. 3, 1919 in Evansville, he was the son of George and Lena (Market) Weber.
He was a member of HolyCrossChurch, VFW Post 2714, and American Legion Post 194. He served in the US Army
during WWII, patrolling the Alaskan Highway construction. He retired from HolyCrossChurch and School and drove a South Gibson school bus for 51 years. He was a
sports fan and especially loved the Atlanta Braves baseball team and Nascar, his favorite driver being,
Jeff Gordon. He donated his time and equipment to help construct the baseball
fields and maintain areas of the FortBranchPark.
He created the Fort Branch Minor League program. After many years of volunteer
service to the KiwanisPark,
he was appointed the park supervisor in 1965 until
his retirement in 2000. On June 6, 2000, the first baseball diamond in the park was
dedicated as John Weber Sr. Field.. He owned and
operated Weber Trucking and Excavating and a service station..
Survivors include four children, John Jr.
(Sandra) Weber of Owensville; Linda (Ralph) Hillyard
and Jo (Larry) Dearing of Fort Branch; Richard (Marysue)
Weber of Haubstadt; eight grandchildren; and 12
He is preceded in death by his wife of 49
years, Mary H. (Beck) in 1991; seven brothers and sisters; MalindaDewig, Bernard, Leo, and Harold Weber, Loretta Scogins, Esther Dewig, and
A Mass of Christian burial will take place
at Tuesday, April
19, 2011 at HolyCrossChurch, with Father Tony Ernst as the celebrant. Entombment will be in
the Holy Cross Mausoleum.
Visitation will be Monday, April 18, 2011 at Stodghill Funeral Home
on Ind. 168 West in FortBranch, and again from at the funeral home on Tuesday. A Rosary will be
recited by the church parish at on Monday at the funeral home. Military services will be conducted by
the VFW Post 2714 and the American Legion Post 194 at the cemetery on Tuesday.