Legacy of Sheriff Allan Weber
Allan J. Weber was born July 22, 1957, to Aloysius Phillip and Annuniciata Marie (Wildeman) Weber and was raised on the family farm 2 miles north of Park, KS. Allan attended grade school in Park and high school at Wheatland High School graduating in 1976, even though many never thought he would. After high school, Allan worked several local jobs including owning and managing the grocery store in Park.
August 19, 1978, Allan married his high school sweetheart Connie Jean (Gillespie) Weber, to this union 3 children were born, Andrea, Brandon and Cory. In May of 1984, Allan moved his family to Dalhart, TX where he worked for a fertilizer and fuel company. Later he worked for and was then promoted to manager at Dalhart Coca Cola. Allan joined Dalhart E.M.S. as an E.M.T. and later went on to become a paramedic. In 1994 he moved his family to Hays, where he worked in sales and in 1995, they moved to Quinter. In 1996 Allan ran and was elected as Gove County Sheriff. Throughout his career he served on the KSA (Kansas Sheriff's Association) Board, in 2018 he was elected president and served for 2 consecutive years. Allan was also on the KSA scholarship board where he found great pleasure in meeting and interviewing students seeking scholarships to further their education. In the fall of 2006, after the fatal shooting of neighboring sheriff and friend James "Jimmy" Johnson, Allan served as Sheridan County Sheriff until a new sheriff could be appointed by the Governor. He was proud that he was considered to provide service and protection to the Sheridan county residents. In the history of Kansas, a person has never been allowed to serve as Sheriff in 2 counties at the same time. Allan had a real desire to provide service and protection to the communities that he was part of. Allan and Connie also had a small farm, they enjoyed farming and working the calves together. He always said that farming was a struggle, but the tax deductions were great. Allan was the Sheriff of Gove County for 24 years when died in the line of duty on December 18, 2020, at Denver Health Medical Center.
Allan loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed watching his favorite football team, the Kansas City Chiefs (GO CHIEFS!), except when he boycotted NFL football during the National Anthem controversy.
Allan is survived by wife Connie of the home; daughter Andrea Dinkel and husband Todd of Hays; sons Brandon Weber and wife Abby of Quinter, Cory Weber and wife Bre of Hays, and son by proxy Bruce McGee of Denver, CO; 8 grandchildren Brooklynn and Preston Dinkel of Hays, Rylan, Paxton and Rowan Weber of Hays, and Areya, Amery and Brogan Weber of Quinter; siblings Gwen Offut and husband Kevin (Moe) of Healy, Dan Weber and wife Vickie of Park, Marita (Marty) Cressler and husband Herb of Hoxie, Stacey Wagoner and husband Jerry of Haxton, CO, Fr. Kevin Weber of Salina, Alanna Weber and wife Laura of Topeka; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.