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William P. Weber ( Missoula 1945 )

posted: Nov 2, 2008

Bill, 89, died November 1,2008, in Wilton, Wisconsin. He was born May 31,1919, on a farm near Kendall, Wisconsin. Bill was a farm boy from and joined the CPS program in 1941 jumping at Missoula during the 1944-45 seasons.

The three boys in the family went different directions during WWII. Bill went into CPS, a brother went into the Air Force and a brother got a farm workers deferment.

After the war Bill spent four years volunteering with the American Friends Service Committee in Europe helping with food distribution programs. He went back into farming in 1952 and in 1957 opened a photography business in which he remained until 1981.

Bill was active in social and environmental issues and ran for state representative at one time.

He and his wife returned to Koblenz, Germany, in 1987 to have a reunion with the many children to whom they had helped distribute food and clothing 40 years earlier.