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 Holy Cross Church, VFW Post 2714, and American Legion Post 194. He served in the US Army during WWII, patrolling the Alaskan Highway construction. He retired from Holy Cross Church 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 Fort Branch Park. He created the Fort Branch Minor League program. After many years of volunteer service to the Kiwanis Park, 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 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Mary H. (Beck) in 1991; seven brothers and sisters; Malinda Dewig, Bernard, Leo, and Harold Weber, Loretta Scogins, Esther Dewig, and Charlotte May.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Holy Cross Church, with Father Tony Ernst as the celebrant.  Entombment will be in the Holy Cross Mausoleum.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2011 at Stodghill Funeral Home on Ind. 168 West in Fort Branch,  and again from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday. A Rosary will be recited by the church parish at 7:30 p.m. 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.