David Ray Weber, of Merriam Woods, MO was born October 29, 1942, in Tecumseh, Nebraska to his parents Raymond and Julia Brockmeier Weber. He began first grade in a one-room country schoolhouse with only one other pupil, but soon was transferred to another school in a nearby town. During his high school years David excelled as a defensive football player.
He married Ivy Behrens in 1962. They had two sons, Brian and Darin. For 10 years Dave worked as a barber, at times owning his own shop. He then worked for Firestone Tire company as a store manager in Omaha, Nebraska and in Minnesota. Dave excelled at turning struggling locations into highly profitable stores. When the opportunity came to return to the family farm, the family came back to Nebraska. Dave also sold Pioneer Seed for a time, always enjoying meeting new people and excelling in sales. After some years, Dave owned and operated Warehouse Tire Company in Lincoln, Nebraska, and later owned and operated AutoBee Used Car Sales, also in Lincoln.
Dave married Sandra Hehn in 1997. Their 25 years together have been full of God’s blessings.
Looking toward retirement, southern Missouri lured them both. They moved to Forsyth in 2004, where their circle of dear friends grew ever larger.
Dave loved football and golf and was an avid fan. He was a proud family man who loved being a husband, provider and father. Sandy’s sons, Matthew and Stewart, valued him deeply as their second father.
He always had a story to tell or a joke for whomever would listen. He didn’t know a stranger. He was always sure of his salvation in Jesus. He was confirmed in the Evangelical Church at age 13. In recent years he decided to take an additional heartfelt profession of faith and was baptized. He was a member of Church 3:16 in Forsyth.
Dave was preceded in death by his son, Brian, and his parents. Dave is survived by his son, Darin and his wife Laurie, and three grandchildren, Dylan, Brodey and Lexi. He leaves behind his brother Dan and wife Loyie, two nieces and their families. He is survived by his wife, Sandy and her two sons, Matthew and Stewart.
David will be buried next to family in a country cemetery near Tecumseh, Nebraska.
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