Julia Weber

Julia Weber , 59, Hays, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at her home.

She was born June 7, 1961, in Houston to Dr. Joseph Balthaser OD and Margaret Ann (Burton) Brungardt.  She grew up in Victoria and was 1979 graduate of Victoria High School and she attended Fort Hays State University and graduated with a bachelor’s of science in education in May of 1984.

She married Mitchell Weber on April 17, 1982, in Victoria. They recently celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary with their family surrounding them. She managed her husband’s Weber Photography business he started in 1980 for 20 plus years as well as sub teaching for USD 489 and surrounding towns.  

She enjoyed the flexibility of being able to be home as much as possible while her children were young and take on extra jobs when she could. After her older children were grown and out of the house, she accepted a teaching position at St. Mary Catholic grade school in Ellis in 2005. Shortly after she started working, she was diagnosed with an incurable autoimmune disease that primarily affected her lungs (CREST syndrome). She finished out that year teaching and became homebound as she needed oxygen 24/7. Her prognosis was not good and agreed to have chemotherapy treatments which she finished in 2007.  She enjoyed watching her four oldest children marry and babysitting her three grandsons. When her second grandson, Kayden, was diagnosed with liver cancer as a toddler, she begged for God’s mercy to save him, and he received a miracle beating the cancer. She was the biggest prayer warrior and prayed for many people close and distant.

She was a member of Christian Mothers and Perpetual Adoration for 28 years. She was an enduring advocate for the Pro-Life movement, and attending many marches and rallies.  She was a member of St. Joseph Church for 39 years.

The last few years of her home-bound life, she enjoyed visits from her family, baking, praying, and watching old westerns.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; two sons, Aaron Weber and wife, Karen Aviles-Weber, Pensacola, Fla., and Bryan Weber, Hays; four daughters, Rebecca Winkelman and husband, Dace, Victoria, April Tiernan and husband, Kerry,  Rachel Ruder, and husband, Blake and Bethany Weber and boyfriend, Jeremy Pasek,  all of Hays; three grandchildren, Michael, Kayden and Colton Tiernan; her mother, Victoria;  three brothers, Charles Brungardt, Victoria, Dan Brungardt and wife, Janet, Benton,  and Al Brungardt and wife, Brenda, Augusta; and two sisters, Laurie Fajardo and husband, John, Augusta and Sister Mary Elizabeth Brungardt C.P., Ellisville, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her father; a brother, Joseph A. Brungardt; and an infant sister, Catherine Mary Brungardt

Services will be at 11 a.m.  Friday at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, both at The Basilica.

A vigil and a Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, both at The Basilica.

Memorials are suggested to Divine Vine Mercy Radio in care of Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E.  22nd, Hays, KS 67601.

Condolences can be sent via e-mail to clinesmortuary@eaglecom.net or can be left at guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com    

Posted online on February 02, 2021