May 15, 2014


LeRoy "Sarge" Webber, 88, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Denison Care Center in Denison, Iowa.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 19, at United Presbyterian Church, Denison, with the Rev. Paul Seefeldt officiating. Music for the service will include a piano solo of "Amazing Grace," Keegan Webber, pianist, and a congregational hymn of "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" with Ann Voggesser serving as organist. Honorary casket bearers will include Richard Meyer, Robert Elliott, Jeff Pope, Sam Saemisch and Gordon Wiebers. Military honors will be provided by the Iowa National Guard honor guard and the Iowa State Patrol honor guard. Private family burial will be held at a later date at the Waukee Cemetery, Waukee, Iowa.

Pfannebecker Funeral Home,, Denison, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.

LeRoy "Sarge" Webber was born in rural Harrison County, Iowa, May 30, 1925, the son of Roy and Bertha Kirkland Webber. Raised in Harrison County he graduated from the Modale High School with the class of 1942.

A proud veteran, LeRoy served in the U.S. Army during World War II from September 1944 until November 1946 and the Korean War from September 1950 until September 1951, honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant. For injuries suffered in the wars he was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars.

In 1952, LeRoy began his 33-year career with the Iowa State Highway Patrol in Adel, Iowa, where he met and married Shirley Dymond on April 3, 1955. They made their home in Adel where their union was blessed with two sons, David and Dan. In 1966 they moved to Denison, Iowa, when LeRoy was promoted to sergeant of Post 4 where he served the remainder of his career, retiring in 1985.

During his law-enforcement career he served as a hunter education instructor, firearms instructor for the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy at Camp Dodge and served on the first Post 4 Tactical Team for the Iowa State Highway Patrol.

He was a member and former elder of United Presbyterian Church in Denison, a lifetime member of American Legion Post 8, Denison, Iowa, having held all their offices and, in 1976, was a charter member and first president of the Denison Izaak Walton League.

He spent many leisure hours pursuing and maintaining his many collections, and as an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife Shirley of Denison, Iowa; two sons: David (Glenda) Webber Ames, Iowa, and Dan (Roxy) Webber, Carroll, Iowa; three grandchildren: Kolton Webber of Dubai, Kallie Webber, Boone, Iowa, and Keegan Webber, Carroll, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Harvey and John Webber; and two sisters: Betty McWilliams and Mary Barrett.