Glen Oren Weible, 93, a good and faithful servant has entered into a new life with his Lord on May 30, 2018. Glen was born to Carl and Jenny (Kohn) Weible in Oakwood, Ohio on November 18, 1924. He married Evelyn (Magers) on July 2, 1949 in Newport, Kentucky.
Glen enlisted in the Navy during WWII, turning 18 in boot camp at Waukegan, Illinois. He was trained as a radio man and traveled to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard to board his ship, the USS Raleigh, newly repaired from its bombing at Pearl Harbor. The Raleigh joined the 8th Fleet to patrol the waters of the Bering Sea to the Arctic Circle. It then traveled to Japan, down the entire coastline of South America, through the Panama Canal to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to North American stops at Annapolis to pick up mid-shipman and on to New York City.
In 1954, Glen and Evelyn took a risk and founded Weible’s Paint and Wallpaper in Kendallville, which is still in business today. Glen was a member of the Lions Club, the American Legion, VFW and the Kendallville Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Business District. Contributing to hundreds of local endeavors and various charities fit in with Glen’s Christian spirit and his belief that a strong business district and community make Kendallville a great place to live and raise a family. With a smile on his face, a bound in his step, and a true love of his customers, Glen worked 6 days a week for 40 years to his retirement in 1994 at the age of 70. Wintering in Fort Myers Beach and The Villages, Florida, gave Glen time to golf until the age of 91. He won the senior league at the Elks Country Club, Kendallville, when he was in his mid-80s.
Glen celebrated 68 years of marriage with the love of his life, Evelyn, who survives him along with his son, Craig (Deanna) Weible, and daughters Lynette (Dale) Krauskopf and Lori (Dr. Jerry) Jansen. Other survivors include grandchildren Curtis (Anna) Krauskopf, Paul (Sandra) Jansen, and Dr. Janaya (William Bernard) Jansen, five great-grandchildren, sisters Jane (Frank) Sharp and Joyce (Pete) Woods, cousin Nancy Porter, brother-in-law Jim (Jan) Magers and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Oren Weible, a grandson, Mark (Tammy) Krauskopf, and brothers Ned (Frankie) Weible and Don (Jean) Weible.
Hite Funeral Home, 403 S. Main Street, Kendallville, is in charge of arrangements with calling on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 3 to 8 p.m. The burial service will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 5 at 11 a.m. with calling one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Kendallville. Donations may be made to the Cole Center Family YMCA endowment fund, Kendallville, Indiana, Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 4886 CR 472, Oxford, FL 34484, or to the donor’s choice.