Harry Glen Weber, Jr.

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Harry Glen Weber, Jr., 73 of Merriam, KS departed this life peacefully on October 17th, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.  Glen was born October 22, 1947, to Harry Glen and Marjorie May Weber, in Kansas City, KS. He grew up in Kansas City, Shawnee and Fairway, Kansas. Glen Graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in 1968. In his sophomore year of high school, he also attended The Electronics Institute of KCMO.

Glen married Paula Cronin on April 8, 1972. They were married 49 years.  They had 3 children and raised them in Merriam, KS.  Glen’s lifelong dream was to be a Police Officer. In May of 1969, Glen became a Reserve Police Officer in Mission, KS.  After only 3 months as a Reserve Officer, he was asked to join Mission full time.  He achieved his dream and was sworn in on August 1, 1969.  He remained a Mission Police Officer until September 29, 1974, when he was sworn in as a Police Officer for Fairway, KS.  During his time with Fairway, he climbed the ranks and was promoted to Sergeant.  In February of 1995, he was promoted to Acting Police Chief.  (He turned down the Chief position, opting to have more family time.) When the new Police Chief was hired, Glen was promoted to Lieutenant.  In February 2002, Glen was honored to fill the rank of Police Captain.  While this was his primary job, Glen also worked various security side jobs at banks, schools and was a funeral escort where he drove his Harley. Glen had his “last call” in December of 2002.  After retirement, Glen went on to work a few different jobs.  His last job was as a Security Guard for the Antioch Library.  During this time, he also was a caretaker for his mother-in-law for 3 years, until her passing.

Glen was diagnosed with Parkinsonism in 2012. He bravely fought and lived with declining health.  He adapted to each “setback” with courage.  In 2020, he was confined to a bed and under the care of Hospice.  With this last big setback, he stated his time here on earth has been wonderful, but he was tired and ready to join his heavenly family.  Glen’s family respected his wishes to stop the fight and leave it in God’s hands.  Glen was a hard worker and provider for his family (usually 4 jobs at a time). He loved to tinker and fix everything! He often reminisced about his days with his children, grandchildren, lake trips, BBQ events, but most of all, his time on the Police Force along with anything related to the Police and Fire Departments.  Glen’s children got their education from going on fire calls, flooding events, Indian Mission events, attending the fireworks display at Bishop Miege, lake trips in the pontoon that he built in his backyard and so much more.  Each occasion was an “experience!”.  Close family and friends all have a good, funny, or OMG, “Glen Story”!  Glen knew EVERYONE and cherished people from all walks of life:  Ham Radio friends, Law Enforcement, Firemen, neighbors, and the list goes on and on.  Most of all he cherished his co-workers, friends, and family. Glen’s family would say, “Not all HEROS wear capes”!

Glen is survived by, wife Paula, daughters Brigette (Kurt) and Sara (Vince), and a son, Glen (Katy).  Grandchildren, Emma, Ethan, Zach, Alexa, Jake, Audrey, and Luke.  Sister, Joy, and brother-in-law Tim (Joy), as well as nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Crossroads Hospice, Nurse Carolyn, Nurse Amanda, and all who helped keep Glen comfortable.

Service

A “Celebration of Life” will be held at Fairway City Hall, 5240 Belinder Ave, Fairway, KS 66203, on November 7th, 2021, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. *Masks Recommended*

Private inurnment services will be held at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions

Memorial contributions in Glen’s name may be made to the following:

Crossroads Hospice, 11150 Thompson Ave., Lenexa, KS 66219

 

 

 

9 Comments

  1. Kevin Cavanaugh on November 6, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Glen was Deputy Chief when I was appointed Fairway Police Chief in 1999. He was gracious enough to postpone his retirement for a short time to assist me. He stayed for 3 more years! I will always be grateful for his wise counsel and friendship. My thoughts are with Paula, the children and grandkids. How fortunate we all were to have had him in our lives.

  2. Mike Fleming on November 5, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Glen was my co-worker, boss, but more importantly my friend. I’ll miss you.

  3. Vonnie Fisher on November 5, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with Glen for many years. He was always more than willing to lend a helping hand, he had so many stories & every single one of them made me laugh. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. When we lose a loved one here on earth we gain an angel in heaven.

  4. Dean Cochran on November 5, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Glen was one of the “good guys.” He was very dedicated to his profession. I am glad I got to know him. His family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Anthony J DiPlacito on October 30, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    I had the true pleasure of working with Glen for over 8 years. He was a super and always there when you needed him. i worked on a couple of fatal accidents with Glen an his professionalism and care for the victims really stood out. He is one person who I will always remember. Especially his laugh and smile. RIP bother . Prayers for you and your family.

  6. Donny Harper on October 29, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    I am very proud to say that I knew Glen for a very large number of years, I never met a more humble and generous man. He was the very essence of what you and I should love about a law enforcement officer, always there with a smile and kind word. I will miss him dearly.

  7. Jesse Sosebee on October 29, 2021 at 7:42 am

    Glen was a great police officer. He wrote me quite a few tickets in Mission and Fairway and i deserved every one of them. The world has lost a great guy. May he live forever in his family and friends thoughts and prayers.

  8. Debbie Arnold on October 22, 2021 at 9:29 am

    He was an incredible person – intelligent, kind, loving and funny. I’m forever grateful for having met the man and having him as family!

  9. Barbara Rasnic on October 21, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    To those who lived to love and cherish Glen Weber, I wish you all peace in his passing. He was one of the funniest people I knew here in our little ‘burb. There was never a drive by our house without a honk and a wave. I will truly miss this man and his attitude. He did life and family right.

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