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Vera J. Weber - 93

6/27/1926 - 4/18/2020

Sabula, Iowa

Vera J. Weber, age 93 of Clinton, formerly of Sabula, Ia., passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Prairie Hills in Clinton.  A private family graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 22nd at Evergreen cemetery, Sabula.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Memorials in Vera’s name may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, Sabula or Compassus Hospice.


     Vera was born in Bryant, Iowa on June 27, 1926, the daughter of Alfred and Clara (Miller) Haferbier. She graduated from Miles High School and attended Secretarial School in Davenport.  Vera married Gerald T. Weber on January 15, 1946 in Preston, Ia.  Gerald passed away on January 8, 1998.  She was a homemaker and had farmed with her husband in the Miles and Sabula area for over 48 years.  Before her marriage she worked as a secretary.  Vera was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and the V.F.W. and American Legion.  Above all she enjoyed visiting with her children and grandchildren! She always had a smile, a hug, and a kind word.  Vera enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, baking, playing cards, and making latch hook rugs.  She loved music and dancing. Vera was a very compassionate and loving person who gave of herself unconditionally.


     Vera is survived by 5 children; Janice and her husband James Rutenbeck of Cordova, IL ., Larry and his wife Kathleen Weber of Sabula, Frank and his wife Brenda Weber of Freeport, IL, Jerry and his wife Jayne) Weber of Sabula and Leana and her husband Mitchell Gravert of Green Island;  15 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 2 great grandsons and her sister, Dolores. Online condolences may be left at




Graveside Service:

A private family graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 22nd at Evergreen cemetery, Sabula. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.


  • Teresa Jacobsen

    on 04/20/20

      I so enjoyed the conversations I had with Vera at Prairie Hills. Sweet lady! Our deepest sympathy goes out to her entire family. God bless her.  

  • Merlyn Law

    on 04/21/20

    Vera was so sweet.  We will miss her.  She really enjoyed Prairie Hills and I am sure she is dancing in heaven with Gerald.  She was good at so many things.  Most of all she loved her family.  Loved to cook and made the best pies ever.  She wasted nothing.  She always took pride in having her silver hair done on a regular basis and was a sharp dresser for her age.  She told me she had so much clothes that she could never wear it all.  Always laughter.....My deepest sympathy to all of the family.  Heaven certainly gained an angel.

  • Roy and Linda Rathje

    on 05/05/20

    We just learned of your mothers passing. You have our sincere sympathy. 

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