Apr. 13, 1933 – May. 13, 2023Palm Harbor, Fla. — Born in Madison Wisconsin in 1933, Shari was a traveler all her life. She lived in 27 different places before settling in Robinson with her husband, Don Weber. After growing up mostly in Watertown, Wisconsin with parents Margie and Max Rohr and her brother, Don, she attended the Casements, a "finishing school" in Ormond Beach, Florida, run by her aunt, Maude Van Woy, where she developed a love of art and music. She served in the Marines as a young woman and was proud of her service, leaving with the birth of her first daughter. Quite the mama lion, Shari was most proud of her children; Barbara (Shimer), Dian (Survance), Don Jr, Jed and Jill, and David (Eve) and deeply loved her grandchildren: Anne, Patrick, Christina, Wolfgang, Storm, and great grandchildren: Rhett, Addison, Alexis, Emily, Naomi, and Penny. She began Weber Tours and Travel in the 60's and throughout the next 30 years formed close friendships with the people she worked with, introduced many, many people to the world of travel, and escorted countless trips worldwide for Hamilton Seed Sales, the First Financial Bank, the Illinois Business and Professional Women, the Newton High School Band Rose Bowl trip and the Orange Bowl trip, among others. Her passport is staggering. It's unsure if she went to Antarctica, but she went everywhere else. After retiring in the early 90's, she lived in Hawaii, where her husband passed in 1997, then in Phoenix, Clearwater Beach, Robinson, and Palm Harbor, Florida. If you knew her, you remember her beautiful smile which lit up the room, her fierce loyalty to her friends and family, her boundless, positive energy, her ability to enjoy life and contagiously spread that to everyone around her. She passed from this life Saturday, May 13, 2023, exactly one month before her 90th birthday.
The family will hold a private Celebration of Life later this summer in Florida. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to United Way of Crawford County, PO Box 3, Robinson, IL 62454.
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