Harry Glen Weber, Jr.
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.
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 in Glen’s name may be made to the following:
Crossroads Hospice, 11150 Thompson Ave., Lenexa, KS 66219