David Edward Webber, 89, of Herscher, Illinois passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019 at the Illinois Veterans’s Home in Manteno, Illinois.
“Ed” was born on August 19, 1930 in Pilot Township, a son to James B. and Elma Mildred (Martin) Webber. He married Fannie May Bradley on September 3, 1950 in Herscher. She preceded him in death on January 16, 1973. He married Jeanne Switzer on June 8, 1974 in Herscher.
Surviving is his wife of 45 years, Jeanne Webber of Gurnee, Illinois, 2 sons; David Webber of Bradley, Brad (Janice) Webber of Herscher, a stepson, Jeffrey Ruyle of Clinton, Illinois, 2 daughters; Peggy Netherton of Herscher, Cheryl (Jack) Cool of Decatur, Illinois, a stepdaughter, Julie Cadieux of Gurnee, Illinois, 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are 2 sisters; Lois Dionne of Herscher, Kathleen (James) Jepson of Herscher, 3 brothers; Robert (Thelma) Webber, James Webber, Wallace (Carol) Webber all of Herscher, IL and many nieces and nephews that were all very dear to his heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Fannie Mae Webber, a son, James Edward Webber, a daughter Donna Jean Webber, a brother, Martin Webber, a sister, Maxine Sorenson and a son-in-law, Roger Netherton.
Ed proudly served in the Army and National Guard from February 1951 to February 1954 during the Korean War and achieved the rank of Sargent. For 45 years Ed was a truck driver for numerous companies finishing his career with A.N. Webber trucking. He served as Village Board member, numerous board positions for the church. He served in different leadership roles at the American Legion and coached Little League. He was a member of Herscher United Methodist Church and the American Legion. Ed enjoyed reading and playing cards, especially Euchre. Ed was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed.
A visitation was held from 10 am to 12 pm Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Herscher United Methodist Church followed by the funeral. Cremation Rites will be accorded. Inurnment will be at a later date at Pilot Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley or the Manteno Illinois Veterans Home.
Please sign his online guestbook at www.schrefflerfuneralhomes.com