George Daniel Weber, age 75, resident of Hepler, Kansas, passed away at 7:05 a.m., Thursday, July 16th, 2020, at his home surrounded by family.
George was born September 19th, 1944, in Nevada, Missouri, the son of Lewis Daniel Weber and Marzie Etheleen (Cocke) Weber. He attended the Hackberry Country School, Nevada High School and Fort Scott Community College.
George married Arlene Ausemus on March 29th, 1982, in Grove, Oklahoma. She survives of the home.
George, enlisted in the United States Army on November 19th, 1966, and attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and then advanced individual training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Following his completion of his military training, George was deployed to the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam in support of United States Military forces in the Vietnam War. During his time in service, George served as primary motor pool sergeant and was instrumental in his unit’s success in the completion of numerous reconnaissance missions for retrieval and repair of military equipment throughout his time in Vietnam. After returning home from Vietnam, George was station at Fort Carson, Colorado until he was honorably discharged at the rank of E5/Sergeant on November 16th, 1969.
During his life George worked as a journeyman roofer as a part of the roofers union while employed by Maloney Roofing, Delivery and Sales for Fort Scott Beverage Company, Sales and Service for Henkley Beverage/ 7up International, lead carpenter for Joe Richards construction, 13+ years as a convenience store manager for Severy’s Conoco in Fort Scott, Kansas, as well as spent many years working for local farmers and ranchers.
He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, family fish fry’s, vacationing in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and spending time with his family.
He was also a member of the VFW and American Legion.
Survivors include his wife Arlene Weber, of Hepler; son David Weber, and his wife, Betty, of Fort Scott; daughter Robin Weber, and spouse, Justin Edwards, of Girard; daughter Sheril Murray, and husband, Evan, of Toronto; daughter Sara Conkling, and husband, Joseph, of Fort Scott; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his sister Verna Helen Steele of Springfield, MO; and his brother Woody Weber of Rich Hill, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Lois Weber; two brothers, William and Claud Weber; and two nephews, David Leon Weber and Gary Weber.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM Tuesday July 21st, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Private family burial will take place in the U. S. National Cemetery, Ft. Scott.
Memorials are suggested to either Donate Life or American Diabetes Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.