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Tami Jo Weber, 46

Tami Jo Weber, age 46, of River Falls, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and her pastor, on Saturday, Dec. 14, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Tami was born the daughter of Don and Judy Weber on Dec. 15, 1966 in Wauwatosa, Wis. Tami was baptized in January of 1967, and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Clear Lake, Wis., in May of 1981. She grew up in Clear Lake, graduating from Clear Lake High School with the class of 1985. Tami graduated from the UW-River Falls with a Bachelors Degree in Communications, and continued working toward her Masters. Her medical situation put her in a wheelchair at the age of 21. Tami was a very determined, strong willed person who was inspiring to others. She was an advocate for disabled rights, attending a yearly conference for disabled people, which she spoke at many times, and serving as a member of the Community Health Partnership Board. In three weeks, she would have become the newest member of the board of directors for WI Voices. She also spoke to elementary school children about living with a disability. Tami liked to make greeting cards and invitations, was an avid Packer and Badger fan, and loved spending time with her nieces and nephews. She was an active member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir and helped with youth activities.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles and Vickie Weber and Fritz and Dorothy Jarvis; and infant brother, Timothy Weber.

Tami is survived by her parents, Don and Judy Weber; brothers, Tom (Karen) Weber, Todd (Amy) Weber, and Travis (Clare) Weber; nieces and nephews, Grace, Blair, Grant, Kevin, Courtney, and Holden; and many other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in River Falls. Memorial visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church and from 10-11 a.m. on Friday. Spring interment will be in Clear Lake Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.