Anthony "Tony" Weber, age 88, of Trail, MN, passed away on Sunday, July 16th, at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 21st, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Oklee with Father Bryan Kajawa presiding. Interment will be in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Trail. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, July 21st, at the Carlin Funeral Home in Fosston. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at www.carlinfuneral.com.
Anthony Andrew Weber was born on June 25, 1935, in Fosston, Minnesota to parents Andrew and Maggie (Agnes) Weber. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church near Trail. Tony almost died two days before his sixth birthday. He exploded a dynamite cap in the kitchen, losing several fingertips and his left eye. Tony was able to continue with school, attending school through the eighth grade at the Trail School. From 1958 through 1960, he was in the Army stationed in Port Whittier, Alaska.
Tony was united in marriage to Virginia Ann Agnes on May 12, 1962, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. After their marriage, they made their home and raised their family on Tony’s family’s home place. He worked hauling gravel for Norris Brekke, then bought his own truck. He worked for over 30 years for Northern Sand and Gravel in Trail. He also worked for 15 years for Gully Fertilizer and was a substitute mail carrier for 17 years.
He enjoyed traveling with trips to Colorado, two trips to Alaska, several trips to Branson, Missouri, Medora, North Dakota and many trips to Hostfest in Minot, North Dakota, and 1 trip to Hawaii. For years he could be found Sunday evenings dancing in Trail. He still enjoyed listening to old time music.
Tony was the caretaker of St. Charles Cemetery. He also enjoyed snow removal for children and neighbors. Summers he could be found on the lawnmower or his tractor helping anyone who needed help. He enjoyed woodworking, making each child an end table out of oak from our farm and other miscellaneous items. He was a member of the Trail Community Club since 1960. Tony lived on his home farm near Trail for all of his life.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Virginia, of Trail; six children, Andrew “Andy”, Michelle, Karen, Alice (Eldin) Okstad, Paula, Tom, and Tim; grandsons, Michael (Michelle) Okstad, Daniel (Brittney) Okstad, Jason (Mandy Murphy) Okstad, Nolan (Jenna Beckstrand) Weber, Logan Weber, Wyatt Weber, and Devan Weber (Jami Schocker); great grandchildren, Caliray Wiseman, Hunter Foldoe, Kaitlynn Weber, Owen Okstad, and Kennedy Okstad. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Michelle; granddaughter, Elizabeth Okstad; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Francis & Marian Weber, Fillmore & Joyce Agnes, Jerona & Roger Hanson and Franklin & Lucy Agnes.