CHARLESTON, IL – On August 15, 2021, William F. (Bill) Weber went to be with his Heavenly Father, leaving behind his wife of 74 years, Bonnie Jane (Coartney) Weber of Charleston, formerly of Ashmore. Also surviving are sons Scott Weber and wife Jeanie of Ashmore, Marc Weber and wife Russe Ann of Charleston and Chris Weber and wife Karen Jo of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He is also survived by (5) grandchildren, (4) great grandchildren, (1) great-great-grandson, and Frank Horn, husband of deceased daughter, Robin Horn.
Bill was born May 15, 1924, in Westfield, Illinois, the fourth of five children and last surviving child of William F. Weber, Sr. and Esta (Davis) Weber of Westfield. He graduated from Westfield High School in 1942 and was a WWII Veteran serving in the U.S Army from 1943-1946. Serving in the 613 Mountain Artillery, Bill was one of the original Mule Skinners and served in the CBI theater. He started his working life at the F.S. gas station located at Five Points in Charleston and then spent his life living his dream of farming in Ashmore, Illinois.
Bill was a lifetime member of the Charleston VFW Paul McVey Post 1592, served over 50 years and was past master of the Ashmore Masonic Lodge #390 A.F. & A.M., and was a member of Enon Baptist Church. He served many volunteer organizations including Coles County Farm Bureau (director), Ashmore Fire Protection District, Ashmore Community Club, and Olmstead 4-H Club (leader). He enjoyed travel, camping and people - he never knew a stranger. He loved and was a great supporter of his children and grandchildren, and was quoted saying, “I’ve never made much money, but we sure had a lot of fun”.
Visitation for the public will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive in Charleston. The Graveside Service, with Military Honors, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Mattoon, Illinois with Reverend Wayne Carrigan officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his honor may be made to Enon Baptist Church and left at the visitation or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
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