John D. “Bronco” Weber, Jr.

John D. “Bronco” Weber, Jr., age 60, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on October 3, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  To honor John’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving John’s family.


John was born on October 7, 1960, in Dubuque, IA, a son to John Donald “Jack” and Germaine Eugenia (Oberbroeckling) Weber, Sr.  John grew up with a zest for life and never missed the opportunity to see the best in each day.  He spent a few of his younger years working at the Dubuque Pack, but after they closed, he eventually moved his time and talents into the family business, Jack’s Trucking and Moving.  John finally found himself operating within the owner’s position in the 90’s and never looked back as his hard work was paying off.  But, John knew that there was more to life than simply working too much.  His presence at Lacoma Golf Course was a weekly occurrence and more of life’s issues were surely resolved there than they would ever be in the office.  He also spent many relaxing hours being surrounded by his friends at the Moose Lodge.  If John could find himself in a room with good friends, a cold beer, and hopefully a few Dallas Cowboy’s fan to boot, he would have to admit that he had found the perfect end to that day.  He also enjoyed watching a little WWE Wrestling whenever possible, continually claiming that it was “the only sport on the up and up” to anyone that would listen.  John also had an immeasurable soft-spot for his family and loved ones.  If you were on John’s loved and adored list, you could be sure that he would regularly remind you that it was so.  His grandchildren brought him the greatest joy, and his granddaughter, Breelyn, had a most special bond that not even his passing will be able to break.  We will miss John, his love for life, his fun-loving spirit, and his desire to make the world a better place by simply being a better person within it.  Thank you, John, for reminding us to live as we work, love as we grow, and to never surrender when the battle rages on.  We will treasure every memory which you leave behind and may the Lord keep you safe in His loving arms until we meet again.   


Those left behind to cherish the memory of John include,


his 2 children,

Jordan (Melissa) Weber, Asbury, IA,

and Gina Weber, Dubuque, IA;


his 3 grandchildren,

Breelyn Weber, Olivia Weber, and Griffin Weber;


his siblings,

Sandy (Steven) Rackis, Iowa City, IA,

and Johnathon (Sherry) McNitt, Arkansas;


his nephew,

Colin Rackis, Iowa City, IA;


along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.


John was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and many aunts and uncles.


John’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque for all of their professional and compassionate care and support.  Also, a very heartfelt thank you to John’s Moose Lodge family.  Your love, support, and encouragement have all delivered more peace into our difficult days that you could ever imagine.  Thank you to all of you who stepped up and continually helped keep John’s spirits up by simply being you!


Online condolences may be shared with John’s family at


 To honor John’s life, a private family service is being held.

10 comments on “John D. “Bronco” Weber, Jr.
  1. Don Dunwoody says:

    Bronco we will all miss you so much….but I know one thing for sure, the Bronco stories will always live on!
    I always told him when we saw each other that if it were 4th and 1 he is getting the ball, no doubt… a week before he passed I stopped in to bullshit with him and we watched the Ryder Cup matchup selection and I gave him an Iowa Hawkeye football and told him I will see him up in heaven and to stay in shape….cuz your still going to get it up there on 4th and 1!!
    Heaven just got their starting fullback!
    Rest in peace my friend.
    Don Dunwoody

  2. Mike Spautz says:

    My heartfelt condolences to the Weber family. Bronco & I go way back to the Dubuque Pack days. Such a fun jovial man he was. I will miss him stopping at my house, drinking a few beers & shooting the bull. RIP Bronco, I will never forget you my friend 💔

  3. Jody Gorman says:

    My condolences to Bronco’s family. I went to high school with Bronco and hung with him in the 90’s at Billy Bucks. Bronco was a very sweet person and was so fun to be around. My heart is broken. Not only for myself but his family that he loved so much. His eyes lit up when he talked about his grandchildren. I know he is at peace now. I love you Bronco forever. ❤️

  4. Terry Meister says:

    So sorry for your loss!

  5. Randy Muelker says:

    I’m very sorry For your loss Gina. He was a good guy and a great friend.

  6. Laura Becker Barrett says:

    Your dad, Bronco as I knew him, always showed kindness, fun, chutzpah, and life whenever I saw him. He was a good friend to me, helped me on so many occasions and was the best piano mover known to man, and I am known to move a lot. My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to all of his family. Also to his friends, especially his neighborhood and high school buddies whom I would have never known “Bronco” without them.

  7. Maria Cannavo says:

    We will miss Bronco at Marco’s picking up pizza and of course meatball sandwich. Also stopping in kitchen to say hi to the boys! We will never forget you friend! Our condolences to the Weber family❤️🙏

  8. sheila meyer says:

    Gina I am so sorry to hear your dad passed away. You have to know how much he loved and appreciated all you did for him throughout the last years. You helped take care of his mom an dad when they were in need of help and all that you did for him. Breelynn is a lucky girl to have been able to share all her life with a wonderful and caring grandfather. You will be okay, you have always been a very strong, caring, compassionate young woman. You are in my thoughts. Sheila Meyer

  9. Mary Kemps says:

    Sandy & family,

    I was very sorry and surprised to hear about Johnny’s death. My thoughts are with you all.

    Mary Kemps

  10. Susie George Tranel says:

    So very sorry to hear of John’s passing! Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers!

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