In 2003.

From The Iowa City Press Citizen – March 17, 1997 – Irving Burge Weber, 96, of 421 Melrose Court, died Sunday, March 16, 1997 at Lantern Park Care Center in Coralville, after a short illness. He married Martha Thoren Whiteside on Feb. 19, 1926 in Ackley. Survivors include his wife, one son and his wife, Willis and Dee Weber of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three granddaughters and one great granddaughter.

There is a magnificent bronze statue depicting Irving Weber, located on Iowa Avenue in downtown Iowa City, appropriately very near where the University of Iowa’s first classroom (1855), the Mechanics Academy, first stood. The statue was donated by Steve Maxon and Doris Park in 2003, along with sponsors; Iowa City Host Noon Lions Club, Iowa City Public Art Program, Quality Chekd Dairies, and Friends of Irving Weber.

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