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Louis J. Weber Jr.: 1931-2017


OGLESBY — Louis J. Weber Jr., 86, of rural Oglesby, formerly of Ottawa, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Holy Family Church in Oglesby with the Rev. Gary Blake, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Columba Cemetery in Ottawa, where full military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 33 Veterans Group Honor Guard. Visitation will from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. The Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m.
Louis was born Nov. 14, 1931, in Streator, to Louis J. and Lillian (Kettman) Weber. He was a graduate of Streator High School and St. Ambrose College. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
He married Marilyn Van Loo on Jan. 28, 1956, at Sacred Heart Church in Annawan. He was president of the Streator National Bank and retired as president of Ottawa National Bank.
He was a member of the Rotary Club and the Knights of Columbus and served on the La Salle County Health Board. He was a board member and volunteer with United Way and a supporter of Marquette Academy and the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Lou is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marilyn; seven children, Louis (Erin Kartheiser) Weber III, Kurt Weber, Michelle Yuhas, Therese (Rick) Thompson, Greg Weber, Daniel (Stephanie) Weber and Annette (Scott) Davis; 11 grandchildren; and one sister, Juanita Haag.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Marian Carls; and a brother, Alvin Weber.
Memorials may be directed to Marquette Academy.
You may sign the online guest book and share remembrances at

Mueller Funeral Home and Crematory
800 First Ave., Ottawa, IL 61350  

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