Donald C. Weber

April 24, 1923January 4, 2013

Donald C. Weber, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. Born Apr. 24, 1923 in Fort Wayne, he was a World War II Navy Veteran. He retired in 1984 from American Hoist. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Surviving are his daughter, Linda J. Schrader, of Monroeville; son, Gary M. (Peggy) Weber, of Bluffton; daughter, Susan K. (Gordon) Morris, of Fort Wayne and daughter, Kathy A. (John) Mohler, of Bluffton; eight grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; sisters, Carol Klinger, of Fort Wayne and Mary Ann Logan, of Clermont, FL; and friend, Grace Bathurst, of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis, J. Weber, in 1997; daughter, Sherry A. Weber; son-in-law, Bob Schrader; brothers, Robert, Ralph and Kenneth Weber and sisters, Geraldine Graham and Evelyn Papai. Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00 am Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4500 Fairfield Ave. with calling one hour prior. Visitation is 3-5 and 7-9 pm Tuesday at Klaehn, Fahl and Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Rd. Chapel, 6424 Winchester Rd. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Preferred memorials to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for Masses or SPCA.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 8, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 8, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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January 8, 2013


January 8, 2013

So sorry everyone and sorry we can't be there. Jr back in hospital. Know you are being thought of and prayed for. Love Jr and Tami Clawson

Chris & Deb Culver

January 7, 2013

Gary, Peggy and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Carol & Larry Perkins

January 7, 2013

It's hard to understand why people are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing you were all a special part of you fathers well-lived life.

January 7, 2013

It was a priviledge to care for Don. I just loved making him laugh and him making me laugh, especially when he would say "awwwwwwwww... hell, I don't know". I will miss seeing him on my weekly visits. Pam Jordan RN

Diana Morris

January 7, 2013

My heart & prayers go out to the family to help in their time of grief. You are loved & embraced with grace from God above along with so many friends & family now during your difficult time of healing. So much love always,

Diana Zolton-Sproule

January 7, 2013

David and I will always remember Don's humor, kindness, dynamism, industry, sparkling blue eyes, and infectious smile. Don instantly brightened up any room upon entrance - he seemed to "glow" every bit as warmly as my amazing Grandmother Grace, his dear friend. Without a doubt, Don will be heartily missed by his family and friends, as he was one of the best, coolest men I have ever had the honor and pleasure of meeting. Our sadness at this time may surely be tempered with the knowledge that Don lived an amazing life in so many ways. Through the early Depression, world war and even the ordinary trials and tribulations of life, Don demonstrated tremendous fortitude and a shining example of work ethic while still enjoying the life God gave him and living it fully. I was particularly humbled by the strength and positivity he radiated even in the face of difficult health issues - he is really an inspiration to us all. We enjoyed many wonderful meals together, and I'll never forget his innovative way of baking a ham by injecting it with sangria - pure genius!! In my mind, Don enjoyed a long, purposeful life, begot many lovely children and grandchildren, did many good deeds, and on the way he created wonderful, lasting memories for those who knew him and loved him. Don Weber's irrepressible spirit will make even heaven a brighter place. Love and hugs to his family at this time.
- Diana, David, and Dylan xoxoxo

Barbara ["Barby"] Bathurst

January 6, 2013

Dear Don, I miss you and I wasn't even there to see you that often, living so far away, but when I did see you, you lit up the room with your bright smile and twinkling eyes. I don't think I ever saw you when you were NOT smiling. Oh yes, there was the "occasional" expletive, but that just lent color to your do I dare say "bubbly" personality? You were one of a kind and one I shall never forget you.....a very kind and caring man. I loved you.

Blessings to Don's family. I wish I could see you and hug each one of you personally. My thoughts are very much with you. May you each find peace and healing in your own way.

Anne Bathurst-Click

January 6, 2013

Don may be physically gone, but there's no way anyone could forget his lively spirit. On days when I feel I can't get my "rear in gear" (Don may have colorized that expression a bit more) Don is inspiration. He endured; he pressed on, even when he didn't feel well. If he liked you, you knew it. And he remembered what people liked. He thoughtfully presented me with chocolate or wine each time we met.

He talked about his kids with love and devotion. Part of Don's legacy is demonstrating what it looks like to take great care of family, be thoughtful of others, and be diligent in pursuing life goals.

I will always appreciate that Don saw my mother for the silver-haired angel that she is.

To Don's family and friends, may you find comfort and peace in the coming days.

Grace Bathurst

January 6, 2013

Blessings on Don's family!!...Don and I had great times together and enjoyed his family, my family and everybody else's family. Always wishing to please, he could fix anything, and did so helping others. Possibly could have straightened the Tower of Pisa, given half a chance. He has come full circle and is now with Phyllis. ...I forever hold him in my heart. It was a pleasure to have known you, Donald Weber!