Ira W. Weber, 82

Ira W. Weber, 82, of the town of Scott, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born on Aug. 6, 1929, in the town of Scott to the late William and Ida (nee Miske) Weber, and on Aug. 27, 1955, he was united in marriage to Betty Achterberg at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in West Bend. Betty preceded Ira in death on Nov. 11, 1994. 

Ira served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his military service, he worked for the West Bend Company where he met his wife, Betty. Later, he was employed by the Gehl Company in West Bend for over 30 years, retiring as a superintendent. After retirement he continued farming on the family homestead that has been in the family for 200 years. He was a member of the Hexelbank Club, Immanuel Lutheran Church in the town of Scott, the American Legion Lt. Ray Dickop Post 36 of West Bend and served on the town of Scott board as supervisor for eight years. Ira hauled milk, worked in a cheese factory, and enjoyed fishing in Canada. He will be missed by his family and by all who knew him. 

Those Ira leaves behind to cherish his memory include three children, Ira Charles (Tammy) Weber of Fillmore, Kathi Jane (special friend, Mark) Franke and Mark Alan (Patricia) Weber both of the town of Scott; eight grandchildren, William, Michelle, and Robert Weber, Stephanie Franke, Katelyn, Rebecca, Nicholas, and Lindsay Weber; two great-grandchildren Ava and Zoe Long; a brother, Vernon (Delores) Weber of Adell; a sister, Florence Ramel of Beechwood, a special friend, Rita Gantenbein of West Bend and other relatives and friends. 

In addition to his wife and parents, Ira was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Henry Weber and a sister, Marcella Weber. 

Funeral services for Ira will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the town of Scott. The Rev. Kurt Ziemann will officiate and burial in the church cemetery, with military honor rites by members of the Robert G. Romaine American Legion Post 384 Kewaskum, will follow the service. 

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Saturday from noon until the time of service. The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Ira's arrangements. 

Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.