Roger Weber Sr.

Roger Weber Sr.

URBANA – Roger Q. "Joe" Weber Sr., 63, of Urbana died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday (March 20, 2011) at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.

There will be a visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., Champaign, with the funeral service at 7 p.m. The Rev. John Skillings will officiate. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, in Danville National Cemetery in Danville.

Roger was born on July 4, 1947, in Champaign, a son of Courtland and Ruth (Paris) Weber.

Survivors include one son, Roger "Jay" Weber of Champaign; one daughter, Amee (Terry) Lemke of Rantoul; and five grandchildren, Baylie, Shelby and Keegan Jones and Cody and Thomas McWhorter, all of Rantoul.

He was preceded in death by both parents, one brother, Sonny Weber, and one sister, Sue Weber.

Roger had three lifelong hobbies, which were bowling, fishing and drag racing.

He was a proud veteran and served in the Army from 1966 to 1968. He also spent one year in Vietnam and earned both a Purple Heart and a Combat Infantryman's Badge for his actions.

Roger worked most of his adult life as both a truck driver and a union laborer, earning retirement in 2010.

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