Russell H. Weber
Russell Hugo Weber, 93, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family.
Russ was born on Nov. 24, 1924, in Milwaukee, to Hugo and Martha Weber. After high school, Russ entered the Army in February 1943, as an automotive mechanic in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He was awarded the Bronze Arrowhead and Good Conduct Medal before being discharged in January of 1946. On June 7, 1947, he married Betty Lorenz in Wauwatosa. They had three children, Cindy, John and Cathy. After Betty’s death, Russ married Marlene Kolander on Feb. 7, 2004, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Watertown, gaining a dear stepdaughter, Kathleen.
In 2009, Russ had the privilege of taking the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to Washington D.C., an experience he never forgot. He was honored to be a recipient of the Red Quilt of Valor in March of 2017, by the Quilts of Valor Organization.
Russ is survived by his wife, Marlene, and children, Cindy Clenard of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, John (Pam) Weber of Thiensville, Cathy (Phil) Neidner of Waterloo and stepdaughter, Kathleen Kolander of Watertown. He is further survived by seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty, sister Alpha Mae Townsend, brother Monte Jack Weber and son-in-law, Lance Clenard.
A memorial service for Russ will be held on Friday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Watertown, with the Revs. Anthony Schultz and Justin Cloute officiating. The visitation will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Following the service will be the military honor guard and burial at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.
Memorials may be made to the family, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church or the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.watertownwifuneralhome.com.
Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home & Cremation Service
500 Welsh Road Watertown