Doris Weber

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Doris “Dorie” Weber, nee Oesterle, 93, of Belleville, IL, born January 17, 1927, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, July 24, 2020, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL. She was a little fighter with a big beautiful heart, but the heart could not keep up with her anymore. After another fall and surgery, her loving heart finally stopped.

Mrs. Weber was a clerk at the former Fargo Liquor Store in Belleville for many years and made many patrons happy. She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, a volunteer at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, a past president of the PTA at Union Grade School when her children were young, and a bowler in her earlier days. She was and avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and a part-time Washington Nationals fan.  Doris enjoyed Hallmark and Western movies, word search puzzles, and going out to dinner with the girls. Doris was fun and loving and loved to make people laugh. She is going to be missed by so many friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband and best friend, Vernon “Wimp” Weber, whom she married on June 12, 1948, and who died on April 19, 2007; her father and step-mother,  Henry and Helen Oesterle; her birth mother, Ida Mae, nee Frei, Oesterle; four brothers, Robert, Ernest “Hank” and Jack Oesterle, and Henry, in infancy; three sisters, Mina Smith, Selma Stenton, and Peggy Schovanez; a niece, Lida Gillham; a cousin, Madeline Kastel; a great-niece, Kristen Schmittling; and a dear friend, Alberta Belt.

Doris was the proud mother and is survived by a son, John H. (Cynthia) Weber of Annapolis, MD;
a daughter, Wanda L. (Arthur Sr.) Jacobs of Belleville, IL;
three grandchildren, Patricia (Alan) Thomas of Belleville, IL, and her children, Jason, Marissa, and Nathan;
Laurene (Lee) Miller of Wisconsin, and her children, Daniel, Kaylee, and Andrew;
and Arthur Jr. “Bud” (Krys) Jacobs of Belleville, IL, and his children, Peter (Yaminah Neal) Jacobs, and Stephanie (Michael Quispe) Jacobs;
a sister-in-law, Doris Oesterle of Belleville, IL;
many nieces, nephews, and cousins;
and dear friends, Karen McAteer, Marilyn Moore, Melba Rich, and Flo Clarke.

Memorials may be made to Belleville Area Humane Society, the American Parkinson Disease Association, the Foundation Fighting Blindness or Veterans of Foreign Wars. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines will be in place upon entrance. Guests feel free to wear your Cardinal attire in Dorie’s honor.

Funeral:  A Memorial Service will be held at noon Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Private burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.


8 Comments on Doris Weber

Julia & Steve Crouse said : Guest Report Jul 29, 2020 at 7:50 PM

Wanda and family, We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God comfort you and your loss. Take care. Julie & Steve

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Mike & Erin Germann said : Guest Report Jul 29, 2020 at 3:52 PM

Wanda & Art and John & Cindy, So sorry in the passing of your mother. She will be surely missed by all. God bless her and all you in your sorrow. Love, Mime & Erin

  • Bel Air
  • MD
Jim Buechler (BFD) said : Guest Report Jul 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Deepest Sympathy to Wanda and family members. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Julie said : Guest Report Jul 27, 2020 at 8:45 AM

Wanda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved and cherished your Mom. Please find comfort in the fact that she is at peace and no longer in pain. The few times I met your Mom, she was so much fun, always laughing and making sure everyone had a good time. She will be missed by many. Love and hugs, Julie

  • Belleville
  • IL
Nancee said : Guest Report Jul 26, 2020 at 4:56 PM

Wanda my heart breaks for you and John. Mom was a special lady. Her heart was made of love and gold. Her beauty and smile was amazing. Kindness was her middle name and I am proud and blessed to have been part of her world which was very large. You will miss her but her love and memories will always remain with you. Love and hugs my friend

  • Breese
  • Il
Joyce Blankenshop said : Guest Report Jul 26, 2020 at 7:42 AM

I will miss all our dinners with momma ! Please know I have been thinking of your family as you grieve the loss of a very special lady !! You know I loved her so much ! If more people could love as she lived her life , our world would be a better place !

  • O’fallon
  • Il
Mauree Logue said : Guest Report Jul 26, 2020 at 5:11 AM

Fly High Doris. You are finally back with your lost love, laughing throughout eternity. Don't forget your Cardinal shirt❤

  • Midway
  • Arkansas
JACK OESTERLE,JR. said : Guest Report Jul 25, 2020 at 2:35 PM

My (Our) sympathy to Wanda & John! My heart goes out to our family! She was the life of the party! If there was a party..she was there! This was my loving Aunt!! She will be missed by everyone! God has sent up "Another Angel" We Don't Say Goodbye We Say...Till We Meet Again" Love Forever, "The Oesterle's" Mary, Jack Jr., & Brent

  • Kirkwood
  • Missouri

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