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  • Visitation:  2-4 & 6-8 p.m.  Tuesday at the funeral home 
  • Funeral:  11:00 a.m.  Wednesday at St. Charles Catholic Church

Mr. Harlan Butch Weber, age 79, of Greenville, Michigan and Lake Wales, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2008 from Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven, Florida.  The son of Herman & Elsie (Haas) Weber, he was born on October 2, 1929 in Greenville and was a 1947 graduate of Greenville High School.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, Butch served during the Korean War.

On October 20, 1951, at St. Charles Catholic Church, he married Virginia M. Turner and together they were blessed with 57 years of marriage.  For 28 years Butch worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.  Since 1976 he had also worked in the pool service industry, having owned Weber & Sons Pools, and in retirement assisting in his wifes business, Krystal Klear Pools.

Butch enjoyed sports, hunting, fishing, and Notre Dame Football but loved being involved in all of his grandchildrens lives.  He was a longtime member of St. Charles Catholic Church and had been a member of the Knights of Columbus.  He and Virginia enjoyed traveling and spending their winters in Lake Wales, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his son, David Harlan Weber on April 22, 1995. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Weber; his only sister, Lucille Petersen; his children, Marian & Gary Nelson, Gregg & Colleen Weber Richard Weber, Christy & Louis Russell, Lori Engle, Charles & Kim Weber; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Weber-Baxter; nineteen precious grandchildren, Eric, Robert, Danielle, Tricia, Elizabeth, Lyndsie, Melanie, Jodi, Ty, Ashley, Blake, Grant, Amber, Keith, Michael, Stephanie, Garrett, Andrew, and Logan; and three great grandchildren: Alivia, Jaxon, and Audra. Also surviving are a brother-in-law, Jack & Judy Turner, sisters-in-law, Faye & Frank Nelson, and Barb & Lenny Zimmerman; several nieces and nephews; and many good friends in both Michigan and Florida.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 at St. Charles Catholic Church, Greenville, with the Rev. Father Phil Salmonowicz presiding.  Visitation is Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, with a Rosary prayer service beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Butchs memory to the American Diabetes Association.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Butchs online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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  1. Anonymous on November 19, 2008 at 12:00 am


    11/26/2008 –

    Thad & Cathy Creamer

    Virginia & family~ We are so sorry for your loss! Mr Weber was a great soul and will always be remembered fondly! You’re in our prayers!

    11/26/2008 –

    Al and Shirley Molenhouse

    Jennie and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Butch’s death. Al and I thought the world of you guys.We will always remember you when we think of towerwood. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    11/25/2008 –

    Dick and Ardith Lavender

    Sorry we couldn’t be there but our prayers are with your family at this time of the loss of a love one.
    Dick & Ardith

    11/25/2008 –

    Cathy Guernsey

    My deepest sympathies in this time of loss. May the Lord be with all of you.

    11/25/2008 –

    Mike Huckleberry

    I am so very pleased that I had an opportunity to know Butch. I know of him to be a great husband, father,grand father,friend, and ONE GREAT DEMOCRAT!!! My wife Linda and I, as well as our work family at Huckleberry’s will miss him dearly…he was truely one of lifes great treasures!!! We all live in a better world because Butch was on it! God Bless Virginia and Butch’s whole family. Huck

    11/24/2008 –

    Jeff Foy and family

    I was sorry to hear of Mr. Weber’s passing. Even though it’s been many years since Bower St, I still remember him and all the fun we had at the Weber house.
    Our thoughts are with you at this time of sadness.
    The Jeff Foy family

    11/24/2008 –

    John & Val Rayborn

    Dear Virginia & Family John and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We have such fond memories of him and the boys installing our Weber pool! He was such a nice guy who will be greatly missed.
    Val & John Rayborn

    11/24/2008 –

    Marv & Izetta Avery

    Izetta and I were both saddened when we heard the news about Butch. There are so many people that are going to miss him, but none more than you. Knowing how close the Weber family is, I’m sure that they will all certainly rally around you for the support you will need. And I am certain that you will find that there are many many more of us that are sending their wishes for support. Greenville has just lost a very special member of a very special family.

    11/24/2008 –

    Wendy Thornton

    Virginia, I am so sorry and so saddened by Butch’s passing. This really came as a shock. You and your family are in mine, Faith & Brittney’s thoughts and prayers. I will see you soon. If you need anything at all, just call. Love, Wendy, Faith & Brittney Thornton

    11/24/2008 –

    Norb Vander Steen

    Virginia and Family
    My deepest sympathy to you and the family.
    Norb Vander Steen

    11/24/2008 –

    Cindy, Bob, Jeff, and Kelly Wickham

    Dear Virginia, Christy, Louis, Blake, Amber, Keith, and other family members, We are all saddened to learn of Butch’s death. He was a wonderful, kind, gentle man, with a great sense of humor…and he will always be remembered fondly. We have many memories of him…all great reminders of who he was. May peace be with you all. Remember he is in peace eternally with the Lord. With our sincere sympathy,thoughts and prayers, Bob, Cindy, Jeff, and Kelly

    11/23/2008 –

    Suzy Sisson

    Dear Lori, Ashley, Steph & Andrew…
    You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. When I think of your Dad/Grandpa, I think of all the stories of happy times and his funny sayings I’ve heard over the last several years.
    Your friend, Suzy

    11/22/2008 –

    Leon and Joyce Wooster

    11/22/2008 –

    Janet Sirrine-Galvin

    Dear Weber family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember Harlan as a strong father and grandfather. What a great man. I wish I could be there to say goodbye. Your family is in my prayers. Sincerely, Janet (Sirrine) Galvin (Jim, Brian, Annette, Kaleb, Eric, Lauren and Josef)

    11/22/2008 –

    Melissa (Missy) Weber

    So sorry to hear of Butch’s death. You’re in my prayers. My parents (Jack and JoAnne) and I will try to make it to the visitation Tuesday.

    11/22/2008 –

    Kris (Hall) Bilello

    Virginia and family, Just to let you know that you are in our prayers during this difficult time. We certainly enjoyed the times that we played cards at St. Paul and our conversations. He will be missed by all who knew him. Kris (Hall) Bilello and Chuck Hall

    11/22/2008 –

    Gerry Magers

    I just got to know Butch this summer. He and I were part of “Huck’s Helpers.” I really looked up to Butch for his commitment to a “cause.” I also liked how positive Butch always was whenever I saw him.
    I plan to stop over and see Virginia when I get back from visiting my daughter and her family in Minneapolis, MN.
    Please know that my wife, Anne and I are keeping Butch and all of you in our prayers.
    Gerry & Anne Magers

    11/22/2008 –

    Sue Feuerstein

    I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My prayers are with you & yours.

    11/21/2008 –

    Bob & Lori Reed

    We are so sad to hear the news of Mr. Weber passing. Our family’s have been friends, since the days on Bower Street, 45-plus years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wonderful family, please let us know if we can be of any help.

    11/21/2008 –

    Jennifer Worden

    Chuck, Kim, Garret,Logan,& family,
    We are so saddened to learn of the loss of your precious Dad, and Grandpa. Please know our family is keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. May God pour out His Peace and comfort to you all. Dan, Jennifer Worden & family

    11/21/2008 –

    Mark and Trisha Haist

    I am so sad to hear the news about “Grandpa” Weber. He was the nicest man ever! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time.

    The Gough’s

    Our sympathies are with all of the family.

    Andy and Kathy Lehman

    Rick, Andy and I send our sympathy to you and your family. Andy and Kathy Lehman

    Janice Knox

    Lori:I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathies.

    tim saxer

    I enjoyed the chances to fish with him he reminded me alot of my father

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