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Eugene W. Weber

Eugene W. Weber

Mr. Eugene William Weber, 84, of New Athens, IL, born May 3, 1936 in Prairie Du Long TWP, IL, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL. He honorably served his country with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell, KY. He worked as an Operating Engineer for 60 years from Local 520. Eugene was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a church council board member, the Muddobber’s Club and a lifelong member of the New Athens Volunteer Fire Dept. After retirement he enjoyed many years at New Athens Hanft Park mowing for the Park District.

Mr. Weber was preceded in death by his parents; John J. and Kathryn A. (Koerber) Weber, 1 grandson; Corey Weber, 1 sister; Carol F. Baxmeyer and 1 brother; David Weber.

Eugene is survived by his wife; Joyce C. (Harriss) Weber, whom he married on October 28, 1961 at St. John Lutheran Church in Sparta, IL, 3 sons; Kevin E. Weber, Larry (Hope) Weber and Thomas J. Weber all of New Athens IL, 1 daughter; Patty (Derek Bobka) Parker of O’Fallon, IL 1 brother; Kenneth (Ruth) Weber, 1 sister; Violet (Henry) Schneider, 2 sisters-in-law; Phyllis (Robert) Kirby and Donna Reinhardt, 1 brother-in-law; Willis (Joann) Harriss, 5 grandchildren; Trent Parker, Brett (Victoria) Weber, Brittney Huetsch, Christopher Weber and Kaitlyn Weber and 3 great grandchildren; Ben, Aubrey and Carter.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to the New Athens Home for the Aged or St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens, IL.

A private family graveside service at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL is being scheduled.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Larry Stallmann says:

    My prayers go out to the Weber family at this time. May God bless Eugene and his family.

    • Shannon Stelling says:

      Joyce, Kevin,Patty, Larry and Tommy i am so sorry for your loss. My prayers for peace.
      Shannon Stelling (Smith)

  2. Mark Stehl says:

    So very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to the entire Weber family. God Bless. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

  3. Stitzel family says:

    Deepest sympathies for the family & also for our small town! Gene will be greatly missed by so manyπŸ™πŸ»

  4. Barbara Cain says:

    I’m so so sorry this. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Jim and Elaine Rader says:

    So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to all of you.

  6. P. J. Gale says:

    So very very sorry for your loss. Will be praying for the family.

  7. Beth Glaus McClure says:

    My sincerest condolences to the family. Sending prayers for peace, comfort and strength.

  8. Sue Ann Werner says:

    My sympathies to Joyce and family. A really good guy, he will be missed.

  9. Debbie Sauerwein Main says:

    To all of the Weber family, I am so sorry for your loss. What great memories and good times our families had at Fireman’s BBQ’s when they were held at the firehouse and the Muddobbers Party’s. We still laugh at some of the events that went on. All will never be forgotten.

  10. Jan Jacquot says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Cousin, remembering the good times when we were all young. Janet Jacquot

  11. Debbie Deal says:

    My prayers and hugs are with you all.

  12. Patty Hentzel Proctor says:

    As you all know, I feel like a family member and my heart is hurting with yours. Forever Monkey Tail!

  13. Debbie and Ed Meyer says:

    You and your family are in our thoughts. So sorry for your loss.

    • I am so sorry for your loss. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. I always loved Gene, I was scared of him that one Easter morning when I hit his truck (but did no harm to it) He just laughed and said your mom is one you should be scared, I did do damage to her car,

  14. Penney Moake says:

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family at this time.

  15. Cecil Harriss says:

    Joyce, Kevin, Larry, Patty, Tommy & family
    Cecil and I have so many fond memories of Gene and family. It was a privilege being neighbors in New Athens, family and friends. May God’s overwhelming peace and comfort surround you in these difficult days. Our love ❀️ and prayers.

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