Delano B. Weber, 81, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 5, 2018, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 9, 2018, at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services at the funeral home. Private family burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be provided to Iowa River Hospice Home, 502 Plaza Heights Rd, Marshalltown, IA, or to his family for a scholarship in Del's name. He was a beloved husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend who fiercely loved his family. His family is grateful for the love, care, and concern shown by the staff at both Iowa Home Care and Iowa River Hospice Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
Del, one of five children, was born November 3, 1936, in Elma, IA, to his parents, Mary Ann (Gebel) and Edward Matthew Weber. At an early age, he showed interest in architecture. Del built a club house attached to the back of his family's garage that became known as the sturdiest and most square building in town. He was on the varsity football, basketball, and golf teams, graduating from New Hampton High School in the class of 1954. Del's natural talent as a golfer took him to several tournaments around Iowa, including winning the Club Championship at the New Hampton Country Club. He later earned his degree in Architectural Engineering from Chicago Technical College. Del's first job after college was at an architectural firm in Waterloo, IA. Del and Carole were high school sweethearts who had no idea that their love would lead to a wonderful 56 years of marriage. They were married in 1961 in Waterloo. In 1966, Del co-established his architectural office in Marshalltown. Some of the firm's most recognizable accomplishments include Dack and Malloy Halls at the Iowa Veterans Home, the Marshalltown High School Auditorium, along with many schools, hospitals, and churches across the state and the Midwest. He practiced until 1993 when he retired due to his advancing multiple sclerosis. During his lifetime, Del held memberships in Optimist, Rotary, American Institute of Architects, Saint Mary's Church, Reserves Officer Association, as well as the Central Iowa Art Association where he served as President. He was also a member of the Building Operating Committee of the YMCA/YWCA. Some of Del's favorite hobbies were hunting, golfing, and sailboat racing. An active sailor, Del was happiest in the middle of Clear Lake, especially when racing with his favorite crewmate (Carole). Del loved giving family and friends rides on the sailboat, especially when the wind was strong enough to lift the hull into the air. A few screams of delight from his passengers would always make him grin as the spray would come over the bow soaking everyone in front of him. Before MS slowed him down, Del was active and always fixing something. To those who knew him best, Del could build or fix nearly anything. While others enjoyed relaxing by the lakeside, Del enjoyed always having a project to do, especially with his sailboat.
Del will be deeply missed by his wife, Carole; children Michelle (Dale) Schmitt of Johnston, IA, and Clark (Sonja) Weber of Beaverton, OR; grandchildren Anika Schmitt, Eric Schmitt, Emma Weber, Cole Weber; his sister, Marie Weber of Madison, WI; his sister-in-law, Joan Weber; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Del was preceded in death by his parents, sister Muriel Sheehy, brother Norbert Weber, brother Robert Weber, nephew David Weber, and niece Cheryl Sheehy.
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Sincere sympathies to the Weber family. At this sad and trying time, keep God's promises in your hearts and minds. "There will be a resurrection." Acts 24:15. Wishing you all comfort.
Dear Carole, Michelle, Clark and family- My deepest condolences on your loss. I have very fond memories of the times that our families spent together in Marshalltown and in Clear Lake, where I can still see Del on his sailboat and my dad on his motor boat. I will never forget the time Del took Michelle and I out on the catamaran. I recall it being a bit windy and Del delighted in taking us on a thrilling ride. Del seemed to always have a smile on his face and I will always remember his kindness. God bless you all at this difficult time. Gina Cervetti
Carole, I remember how Joan enjoyed the trips to look at other auditoriums when she was in the group to see what others had done before they built the MHS Auditorium. And Del's word was sure respected as they went through the design process. I think they both put a full 10% into that project. It is so sad that he had to fight that MS, he could have done so much more in his lifetime. Know you've had quite a turn at being a caregiver. Do so wish you well as you go forward.
My heart is with all of you at this difficult time, Carole and kids. May God surround you all with peace and memories bring you joy. Suzie Moore
I wrote a tribute and with this note send our condolences to Del's family at his recent death. We loved having him with us in Waterloo, enjoyed following his Marshalltown architectural work, and will miss having him active in this life. We were lucky to have him with us for a few years. Hovey Brom
Del was a great member of the crew at the Thorson Brom Broshar Architects office in Waterloo in the late 50's and early 60's. We always enjoyed working with him and with him sharing his architectural expertise with the firm. We followed was pleased with his work when he left to start his own office and was sorry when we knew about his late health problems. Although he has been gone from Waterloo many years we will miss having a loved architectural competitor in Marshalltown.
I wish to extend my condolescenes to Mrs. Delano Weber and family for their recent loss.
I worked with Del Weber, John Pollard, and David Schulze on numerous projects including Marshalltown High School Auditorium, several State of Iowa Mental Health Campus Energy Audits and follow-up, and Kossuth County Hospital Expansion and Upgrades, etc. Del was always very professional, patient, worked to exceed client expectations and bring projects in on time and within budget.
He will be missed.
Roger Toulouse (41 years with TSP, Rochester, Minnesota & Sarasota, Florida)
Carole & family; I send positive thoughts for healing as you remember a wonderful husband, father and friend to many. I sincerely hope all the good times keep you smiling. Jay Carollo
Del was a friend and mentor to me and many other young Architects that worked with him. His presence remains at the firm he created and the many projects he touched that continue to serve us all. He will be missed by all of us that knew and worked with him. Our condolences to Carole and the family.
Carole and family sorry to hear your loss. Leichtman's thoughts and prayers for you and all of your families
Carole and family--we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you at this sad time. Carl and Judy Osgood
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