Obit: Edward Weber, Jr.


Edward “Buster” Weber, Jr., 86, of Muscatine died on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 at his home. Graveside services was Sept. 15 at Muscatine Memorial Park. Visitation was at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Muscatine, formerly The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. A memorial has been established in Edward’s name. Online condolences may be left at

Edward Weber, Jr. was born on Aug. 29, 1934 in Muscatine, the son of Edward and Violet D. (Bohling) Weber, Sr. Edward was a 1951 graduate of Muscatine High School, where he lettered in football for the Muskies. Following graduation he attended the University of Iowa, where he played football for the Hawkeyes.

On July 28, 1956, Edward was united in marriage to Carolyn Lundy in Galesburg, Illinois. Upon the death of his father in 1963, Edward returned to Muscatine to run the family business, which was Weber & Sons Button Company and Iowa Pearl Button Company. In 1968, he won the election to become the Muscatine General Hospital Administrator.

He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Bass Masters Fishing Club, Izaak Walton League, Triune Lodge No. 641, Kaaba Temple Shrine, Zaraphath Consistory, DeMolay Commandery and a 50-year Royal Arch Mason. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, flowers, anything to do with the stock market, and his apple trees.

Edward will be deeply missed by his daughters, Susan Weber Vela and her significant other, David Newcomb, Sr., and Debra Weber Daehn, all of Muscatine, and Julie Weber Ganzer of Wilton; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Warren (Roselie) Weber and Pam (Jim) Schenkel, all of Muscatine; several nieces and nephews; and his fishing buddy, Wally Hartman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Carolyn on Feb. 25, 2020; daughter Lynne in 2017; and sister, June Marshek.

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