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Thomas William Weber
January 10, 1943 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Long-time agriculturalist, Thomas William Weber, of Friend, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2023, at the Bryan West Campus at the age of 80.
He was born in Friend, Nebraska on January 10, 1943, to Benjamin R. and Alberta I. (Plock) Weber. Thomas was a graduate of Friend High School. After High school, Tom met Glady Pribyl and was married on April 17, 1963. From this union 3 children were born, Darrol, Darren, and Dustin. Tom was heavily involved with farming. He often spent his days on the farm planting crops, repairing and maintaining equipment, irrigating, and refurbishing tractors and grain trucks. Not only was Tom productive on his own farm, but he was also active in the farming community. He served on the Production Credit Association as a board member for 8 years throughout the 80’s, also participating as a Board of Director for the Farmers Union and Coop and was a board member for over 30 years. Besides his history in the agriculture business, Tom was also associated with the Masonic Utica Lodge No. 96, a member of the Friend Congregational Church for 60 years where he also sang in the choir, and a Church chairman in which he was heavily involved. Tom was a faithful blood donor donating over 15 gallons.
Survivors include his wife, Glady, Friend, NE; sons Darrol (Erin) Weber, Darren & Miriam Weber, and Dustin (Rachel) Weber; 8-grandchildren, Jessica (Chris) Romero, Kanan (Sean) Case, Owen and Brayden Hemmingsen, Alexandra, Austin, Samantha, and Vivian Weber; 4 great-grandchildren, Jameson and Declan Case, Margo, and Wyatt Romero; Nephew Barry Bottger; and sister-in-law Marilyn Weber.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, great-grandchild Nolan Romero, sister Pat Bottger and brother-in-law Bob Bottger, niece Terry Lynn Bottger, brother Dick Weber, and daughter-in-law Lenna Weber.
A visitation will be held Friday, November 17, 2023, at the Friend Funeral Home from 1:00-8:00 p.m. Family will greet and receive friends and relatives from 5:30-8:00p.m.
A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at the Friend Congregational Church at 1:00 p.m.
A livestream for the Celebration of Life Service will be available. To access the livestream, please click on the link next to the Celebration of Life Service under the obituary section 10 minutes prior to the Service to tune in.
Graveside Service will be held at the Exeter Cemetery at 4:00 p.m.
Memorials are to be given to the Friend Congregational Church on behalf of the family.