August 16, 1934 – January 31, 2019
Wally Webber, age 84, of East Peoria, passed away on Jan. 31, 2019 and The Lord sent his Angels to escort Wally Hildegard Webber to Heaven. She was born on a farm in West Prussia Germany on August 16th, 1934, the youngest of 3 children born to Gustoff and Olga Polakow. Wally (pronounced Vallie in Deutsch) migrated to the USA, with her immediate family, in November, 1951. They were sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Peoria. The family arrived just before Thanksgiving and ate their first ever Thanksgiving dinner at First Baptist. Wally, with her family, joined the church and has remained a member to this day. Wally married Herman Neumann on August 18th, 1956. She later married Calvin J. Webber on February 2nd. 1974. He survives. Wally was preceded to heaven by her parents, her Brother Siegfried Polakow, her Son Randall Peter Neumann, and her Grandson Nichols Calvin Neumann. She leaves behind to join them at a later date her Sister Betty Boich, and her Sister-in-law Sharon Polakow. She is also succeeded by her Daughter, Debora (Terry) Johnson, Son Curtis (Laurie) Webber, and Son Scott (Amy) Webber. 5 Granddaughters: Andrea (Chris) Dibbern, Brianna Webber, Megan (Shane) Oldmixon, Brooke Webber, and Sydney Webber. One Grandson Nathan (Alana) Johnson. 4 Great Granddaughters: Onna Dibbern, and Lily, Finley, & Mia Johnson. One Great Grandson Calvin Oldmixon. Three nieces, 7 Great Nieces, and 2 Great Great nieces. Four nephews, 6 Great Nephews. And 2 Great Great Nephews. Wally was a professional seamstress. She completed training and was licensed in Germany. She was hired by dress maker Princess Peggy shortly after arriving in Peoria. They soon learned she was better than good and started having her set the time standards for piece work. She worked there for over five years and was awarded for not missing a single day. After she married Calvin, she became a full time home maker and devoted her time to caring for her family. She was the best wife, mother, and grandmother ever, according to her family. She was also grandmother to all the children in the neighborhood. She always had a cookie when they needed one. Wally was a life member of the German American Society of Peoria. Specifically a member of Harmony. She was a caring friend to all who knew her with her quick sense of unique humor. She will be dearly missed by all, especially her beloved Cal who said, “She was the best thing that ever happened to me”. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Peoria. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Monday prior to the services at the church. Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services will be Tuesday Feb. 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Memphis City Cemetery in Memphis, Missouri. If you prefer, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Peoria, Peoria Rescue Mission, or Snyder Village Health Care. You may view Wally’s obituary online at www.remmertfuneralhome.com
- Gustoff Polakow, Father
- Olga Shealer Polakow, Mother
- Calvin J. Webber, Husband
- Debora (Terry) Johnson, Daughter
- Curtis (Laurie) Webber, Son
- Scott (Amy) Webber, Son
- Andrea (Chris) Dibbern, Brianna Webber, Megan (Shane) Oldmixon, Brooke Webber and Sydney Webber, Granddaughter
- Nathan (Alana) Johnson, Grandson
- Onna Dibbern, Lily, Finley, & Mia Johnson, Great Granddaughter
- Calvin Oldmixon, Great Grandson
- ~ Three ~, Nieces
- ~ Seven ~, Great Nieces
- ~ 2 ~, Great Great Nieces
- ~ Four ~, Nephews
- ~ Six ~, Great Nephews
- ~ Two ~, Great Great Nephews
- Wally was preceded to heaven by her parents, her Brother Siegfried Polakow, her Son Randall Peter Neumann, and her Grandson Nichols Calvin Neumann. She leaves behind to join them at a later date her Sister Betty Boich, and her Sister-in-law Sharon Polakow
- Scott Webber
- Curtis Webber
- Terry Johnson
- James C. Whitehead
- Roy Bockler
- Randy Richards
- John Kelley, Honorary
- Louis Mayer, Honorary
- First Baptist Church
- Peoria Rescue Mission
- Snyder Village Health Care
- Visitation Monday, February 4, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, February 4, 2019
February 6, 2019
My brother Doug and I loved you so much for loving us like your own children! You were always so sensitive to when we needed a hug or a cookie! My children remember you for the same reasons! A beautiful soul with a little fire thrown in there for fun!
February 4, 2019
I met Wally at Senior World a few months ago. She was a sweet, thoughtful lady with a wonderful smile and I enjoyed her company. I will miss her and remember her in my prayers, My sympathies to her family.
Mary J. Schenk
February 4, 2019
Calvin and family,
I was so sorry to learn of Wally's passing...EE sent me the notice from the church and the obituary....
The photos of her are lovely...as was she. The family photos are wonderful...going way back...such a
treasure. I had just put a card into the mail. I know it is comforting to have Curtis and family there.
Peace and Healing for all of you. Sincerely, Mary Jean Schenk
Jan and Bill Nordsiek
February 3, 2019
Calvin, Curtis, and Family and Friends,
We are deeply saddened by the passing of your wife, mother, and grandmother. Although I never met Wally, we did have one lengthy phone conversation many years ago which impressed me
very much. One of her encouraging comments has remained with me all of these many years.
We will be unable to attend the services because of a trip we are making to Phoenix to help care for Greg's daughters, 10 and 13, whose mother has become very ill. We will be leaving early Monday morning.
All of you will be in out thoughts and prayers as you pass through this difficult time. We ask that God strengthen, comfort, and guide you through this painful period to a place of healing.
February 2, 2019
Condolences to all of the Webber Family,
We thought very highly of her and always looked forward to seeing her. She welcomed us the first time she met us and treated us like family (she would correct us too when we were getting out of hand). Was a pleasure and privilege to have known her.
Brian & Karen
February 2, 2019
I have so many memories of Tanta Wally-always joking -always sassy. I have memories of her sitting at my Mom's kitchen table and the two of them laughing. Memories of her at Mom and Dad's many parties in the basement of their home. Her and Cal were hundred of miles away on a camping trip (I think) -cut their trip short and managed a flat tire just to be with Mom when my Dad died. She was a WONDERFUL friend to my mom. Always there to pick her up when she needed picked up. I hope Heaven is ready for Tanta Wally!