Former county bd. member dies


Stanley R. Weber, 79, of Pontiac, passed away at 3:30 pm on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital, in Bloomington, IL. His family was by his side. Due to COVID 19, a visitation and funeral will not take place at this time. Later this year, notification to family & friends will be made with the date to gather for a Celebration of Life event.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Pontiac, where Stan was a lifetime member. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, Il is handling the arrangements. Stan was born April 11, 1940 in Pontiac, IL, to Richard and Gladys (Schultz) Weber. He married Marcia K. Gerrib on August 20, 1961 in Georgetown, IL. She survives and currently resides in North Riverside, Illinois. Also surviving are his three children, Amy (Craig) Lange, Houston, Texas, Tim (Lisa) Weber, La Grange, Illinois; and Beth (Dan) Phelan, River Forest, Illinois, eight grandchildren - Andrew, Emily and Ellie Lange; Pierce and Cass Weber; and Sarah, Daniel and Hannah Phelan. He is also survived by his two sisters Rose Pritchard, California and Marlene Vezza, Illinois; and one brother, Jerry Weber, Tennessee. His parents preceded him in death. Stan graduated from Pontiac Township High School in 1958 and went on to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating in 1962 with degrees in Industrial Engineering and Finance. Out of college, Stan managed the Camp Humiston Pool at Chautauqua Park and taught many kids to swim and later worked at General Electric in Bloomington. Stan went on to lead the family business, Weber Metal Products Inc. in Chenoa for the next 55 years, expanding the business many times in those years and was Chairman and CEO at the time of his passing. Stan was committed to Pontiac and Livingston County, consistently staying involved with the community's progress over the years. He served on the Livingston County Board from 1976 to 2018 including two terms as Chairman of the Board. He served in various roles including on the Jail & License and Courthouse Renovation committees and was chairman of the Public Property Committee. He took particular pride in the historic renovation of the County Courthouse and of the completion of the Public Safety Complex.

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