TRAVERSE CITY — Albert Edward Weber, 87, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Glen Eagle in Traverse City. Al was born on Sunday, Feb. 8, 1925, to the late Frank and Catherine (Rahe) Weber in Kingsley.
He served our country as a member of the U.S. Army from 1950 until 1952, being discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant (T).
He married Cecelia Mary Duperron on Saturday, Oct. 25, 1958, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City.
Al had been a lifelong resident of Grand Traverse County. He had been employed at Traverse City Iron Works and later became a truck driver, driving through 49 states and across Canada from British Columbia to Quebec province.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and American Legion Post 436 in Kingsley.
Al loved to work in the kitchen, making delicious pies and breads, as well as canning vegetables from his garden. He was very proud of his lawn and garden, enjoyed playing cards and fishing, but will always be remembered for his devotion to and love for his family and grandchildren.
Survivors include his children, Frank (Natalie) Weber, of Cheboygan, Allen (Paula) Weber, of Grand Rapids, Tammy (Daniel) Stricker, of Lake Ann, and Kimberly (Robert) Struthers, of Petoskey. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Travis and Cody Stricker, of Lake Ann, and Zachary and Zoey Weber, of Grand Rapids; as well as his brothers and sisters, Rosemary Pence, of Gobles, Gerald (Mary Jane) Weber, of Grand Rapids, Marion (Ray) Narlock, of Grand Rapids, Stanley (Sue) Weber, of Arizona, and Helen (Ken) Burgess, of Grand Rapids; and sisters-in-law, Doris Weber, of Allendale, and Alice Weber, of Grand Rapids.
Al was preceded in death by his wife, Cecelia, on May 1, 2008; by his parents; brothers, Bernard and Francis; and brother-in-law, Jim Pence.
Visitation for friends and family will be held at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., with the rosary being prayed at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with visitation at the church one hour prior to the Mass. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Immaculate Conception Church Food Pantry, the Father Fred Foundation or Mass Intentions.
Please share your memories of Al with is family by way of his online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.