Dr. David Weber

August 1, 1946January 22, 2012

Weber, Dr. David, 65, Friends University Professor of Music for 39 years, passed away January 22, 2012. His memberships include: Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, Wichita West Side Rotary and National Association Teachers of Singing. He is survived by his wife Linda; daughter Heidi (Scott) Bowen of Wichita; grandchildren Jack, Joy and Jenna Bowen. Visitation is 2 to 9 pm Tuesday with family present 6 to 8 pm at Resthaven Mortuary. Funeral service is 10:00 am Wednesday, January 25 at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church Music Ministry, 1600 W. 27th N, Wichita, KS 67204 or Friends University– David Weber Endowed Scholarship Fund, 2100 W. University, Wichita, KS 67213.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 24, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dr. David Weber

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Jayne Sanderson

March 19, 2012

David was my vocal instructor in the early 1970's while I was majoring in Music Performance and Education at Friends University. I recently learned of his passing and cannot imagine this world without him. He also sang for my wedding 36 years ago. He leaves a legacy of love for music education and performance. Blessings to his family as they keep his love in their hearts.

Gretchen Hall-Robinson

March 19, 2012

I feel so fortunate to have had David Weber as a voice teacher in High School. He truly was an amazing teacher. I so sad for his wife, his daughter and his grandchildren. He was an inspirational teacher and great man. He will be greatly missed.

David Phillips

March 7, 2012

I just learned of Dr. Weber's passing today in the university's Focus magazine. Fond memories of him immediately came to mind as he was "one of us". I was never his student nor sang in the Concerrt choir as I was in Singing Quakers. I did perform with him in some operas that we staged on campus and I'll always remember his solo work in our production of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana with the Wichita Symphony. He was very easy to talk to as he opened himself up to his students. He had a love for working with wood when he wasn't teaching or performing.
He was a very special person and teacher. I will miss him.

Cindy Janzen-Griswold

March 3, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Weber. He had such a passion for music and for life. He was my concert choir director at
Friends. I looked forward to rehearsals because of Dr. Weber. It is painful to send your husband, dad and grandpa on to Heaven. I know that he is singing before his Lord and that gives me peace. See you in Heaven Dr. Weber!

Susan (Bezdek) Kamphaus

January 30, 2012

Linda,I'm so sorry to hear about your David's passing. What a wonderful teacher he was to have touched so many lives with joy and happiness. Music is a strong and lovely voice. May you and your family find peace in David's memories and with God's love.

Natalie Schmidt

January 29, 2012

I was blessed to have Dr. Weber as a private instructor at Friends University. He was a wonderful teacher that not only cared about progress and success, but also about each students' life outside of lessons.

Brenda Earley-Mast

January 28, 2012

I was privileged to have Dr. Weber as a chorus and band instructor at R-S Central High School in North Carolina in the 70s. He inspired his students to achieve nothing less than excellence, and his leadership left a lasting impression in my life. My heartfelt sympathies go out to his family and friends.

Pamela Smithey

January 28, 2012

Dr. Weber was my chamber choir and chorus instructor at R-S Central in Rutherfordton in the 70s. I was his accompanist and am greatful for what he taught me. I went on to major in music and the life of a musician is all I have ever known. He was inspirational. My condolences to his family.

Linda Wilson Millert

January 28, 2012

Linda and Heidi, in reading these messages it is clear what a kind, talented, loving, and loved teacher was your David. May the richness, sincerity, and warmth of these expressions, along with your own decades of fond memories of David, bring your comfort at this difficult time.

Sherri Schaffer

January 28, 2012

I extend my sympathy to everyone in your family at this time. I work for a Peds Oncologist office and have known David for years for his kindness in bringing his therapy dogs to visit. He was a kind and pleasant person and will very much be missed.He truly made a difference to many of our patients over the years.