James “Jim” Leonard Weber, 87, of Grand Island, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at CHI Health - St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, with his family by his side.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2023 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Grand Island. Pastor Bill Pavuk and Pastor Les Canfield will be officiating. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s. Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul is assisting the family.
James was born on October 2, 1935 in a sod house in Elizabeth, Nebraska to Paul & Irene (Paine) Weber.
Jim served in the U.S. Army from 1959 - 1961 following graduation. On June 3, 1962, he married Rebecca Toft in Peetz, Colorado.
He farmed and ranched all his life and was an Industrial Arts teacher and coach for several years. He was the author of “Papa – Fantastic Bunny Trails.” He enjoyed leatherwork and his livestock. Jim & Becky moved to Grand Island in 2011 to be closer to family. Above all things, Jim enjoyed his time with his children, especially the grandchildren.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Rebecca Weber of Grand Island; sons & daughters-in-law, Nicholas & Lisa Weber of Kansas, Christopher & Rosemarie Weber of Connecticut; and Timothy & Patricia Weber of Purdum, NE; daughter & son-in-law, Janel & Brian Laub of Grand Island; grandchildren, Stacie, Kayla (Matt), Dustin, Taylor, Christopher, Benjamin, Jennifer, Baylee (Michah), Becca, Jay & Garret; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Jessica, Erica, Bryson, Landon & Shelby; sister, Elizabeth Gibbons; brothers and sisters-in-law, Theodore “Ted” Weber of South Dakota, Glen & Lauretta Weber of Colorado and Gene Weber of Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul & Irene Weber; and sister, Lila Ahrens.
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