AKRON, Colo. — Gerald Lee Weber, 77, passed away May 6 at his home in Akron, Colo. surrounded by his loving family.
Gerald was born Dec. 7, 1940 in Kingman, Kan. He was the son of John and Florentine Weber and the first born of six children. Gerald moved to Colorado at the age of 17. He worked in the oil fields and at Goodman Grain Elevator before starting his own trucking company in 1965.
Gerald married Mabel Kitchin on May 23, 1962. They later divorced. To this union five children were born, Randy, Danny, Gayle, Jerry Jr. and Eric.
Gerald enjoyed flying his airplane, vacationing with his family, riding his Harley Davidson, helping his kids build demolition derby cars and anything that had to do with trucks, including drag racing and tractor pulls. He was the fan favorite.
Gerald was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Elks and numerous trucker’s organizations.
Gerald was a friend to many and loved and cared for his family in so many ways. He ran a very successful trucking company that was known and respected throughout the nation.
Gerald is survived by his former wife, Mabel Weber of Akron; children Randy of Brush and his daughters Stacie (Josh) Dennis and their children of Holly, Amy (Corby) Kneedler and their children of Akron, Danny of Platner and his sons Marcus (Sarah) and their children of Akron and Calvin (Samara) of Greeley, Gayle of Platner and her children Eoin of Platner and Elizabeth of Henderson, Jerry Jr. (Jamie) and their daughter of Otis and Eric (K) and their children of Corpus Christi, Texas. His sisters Sharon of Hoisington, Kan., Nancy, Judy and Jane (Jim) of Great Bend Kan., ad JoAnn (Perry) of Montrose, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews, an Aunt Sister Stella of Great Bend, Kan. and Aunt Margaret (Dick) of Wichita, Kan. He was preceeded in death by his parents John and Florentine.
Mass of Christian Burial was held May 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Akron, Colo. Interment followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. His family requests memorial contributions to the Jerry Weber Memorial Fund or to Akron Senior Meals.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bowin Funeral Home
175 W 3rd St.
Akron, CO. 80720
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 15, 2018