Clarence J. “Jack” Weber, Jr. 83, of Sheffield died Wednesday, October 06, 2010 at Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9th at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Sheffield. Rev. Jane Courtright will officiate. Private inurnment services will be in Sheffield Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be made to Sheffield Rescue Unit, Sheffield Public Library or Sheffield United Church of Christ. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Sheffield is assisting the family with arrangements.
Jack was born July 3, 1927 in Evanston, IL the son of Clarence and Mabel (Vance) Weber. He graduated from Evanston High School and Cornell College. He married Darleen Langhoff of Palatine, IL on August 26, 1950 in Palatine. Survivors include his wife Darleen, Sheffield along with five children, Gretchen Weber, Chicago, Ronald (Tamara) Weber, Prairie Grove, IL, John (Deborah) Weber, Bartlett, IL Kristin (Michael) Wagner, Troy, IL and Anne (David) Cook, Coon Rapids, MN; granddaughter, Nicole Weber Egan and grandsons, Scott Weber, Gus Wagner, Matthew and Nathan Cook. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Virginia Swan and Charlotte Schiele.
Jack had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a charter member of Sheffield Lions Club. He served as a village trustee and as the village president for 13 years, retiring in 1989. Jack came to Sheffield in 1950 to manage Sheffield Shale Products, Co which was a family business. He also purchased and managed the Sheffield Ready Mix. When those businesses were sold, he worked for Barcol Overdoors until retiring in 1989. A victim of polio in 1956, he managed an active life even after he lost the use of his legs. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He had belonged to the Princeton Game and Fish Club, loved the outdoors and passed that onto his children. Jack was an artist, a potter, a woodworker and a clockmaker. Most of all he was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.