Friday, February 28th, 2014
Walter C. Weigel, 86, of Coldwater, died Feb. 26, 2014, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born May 29, 1927, in Mercer County, to Anthony and Anna Deitsch Weigel. On Aug. 20, 1949, he married Barbara Wagner in Trinity, Ind., and she survives in Coldwater.
Also surviving are eight children, Sharon (Robert) Frericks of Minster, Jan (Gary) Dues of Celina, Susan (Rick) Velez of Sacramento, Calif., Bob (Janice) Weigel of Celina, Tim (Tina) Weigel of Coldwater, Mary Kerg (Bill Gohl) of Troy, Amy (Michael) Fourman of Covington, Ga., and Julie (Ben) Harlamert of Coldwater; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Weigel (Art Kaiser) of Celina; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Other survivors include in-laws, Betty Laux and Richard Houser, both of Bryant, Ind., Trudy Poling of West Milton, Jeanette Wagner of Piqua, Ed and Susie Wagner of Celina, Don and Janet Wagner of Portland, Ind., Ginny Chacon of Florida, Connie Lehman of Coldwater and Judy and Perry Miller of Union City, Ind.
He was preceded in death by a son, Tony Weigel; a great-grandchild, Mia Vasquez; brothers and sisters, Otto and Ida Weigel, John and Bernice Weigel, Carl Weigel, Paul and Wanda Weigel, Earl and Patricia Weigel, Jerry and Betty Weigel, Ruth and Richard Wellman and William Weigel; and in-laws, John and Gretchen Wagner, Marie and Robert Remaklus, Ralph and Martha Wagner, Mathias and Dorothy Wagner, Joe Laux, James and Margaret Wagner, Ruth Houser, Bruce Poling, Louie Wagner, Roland Chacon, Jim Lehman and Tom Wagner.
He was a former mayor, village councilman and Coldwater Exempted Village School Board member. He was a farmer and a former employee of Wellman Brothers and Reynolds & Reynolds.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, all of Coldwater. He had served as a basketball referee, started St. Anthony Little League, enjoyed bowling and golf and was an avid card player.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 1-7 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Relay for Life.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.