Obit: Wegner, Carl Robert (1915 - 2007)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Wegner, Pace, Resong, Beyer, Wasserburger, Meinholdt, Brickheimer, Pederson, Thur
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Monday, December 24, 2007
Wegner, Carl Robert (19 Dec. 1915 - 22 Dec. 2007)
Carl Wegner, 92, of Neillsville died on Dec. 22, 2007, at Saint Joseph's Hospital.
Funeral services for Carl will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. The Rev. Woodrow H. Pace will officiate. Providing music will be Ronald Resong, organist, and St. Mary's Choir. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, with military rites accorded by Neillsville Veterans Council.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Gesche Funeral Home.
Carl Robert Wegner was born in Neillsville on Dec. 19, 1915, the son of Ben and Clara (Beyer) Wegner. He started his work career at a very young age as the waterboy for CC Sniteman. He later worked for the Sniteman Drug Store from 1931 to 1932, and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1933. In 1937, he moved to Mason City, Iowa, where he was the manager of the A&W Drive In. He attended the Minnesota School of Aviation from 1940 to 1941 and went on to work as a Riveter for Consolidated Aircraft of San Diego, Calif. Carl then joined the Army-Air Corps and served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. In 1946, he worked as a clerk for the Veteran's Administration in Downey, Ill. In 1947, Carl moved back to Neillsville and along with Kenneth Olson purchased the Model Steam Laundry. In 1970, he bought Kenneth out and operated the business with his family until the time of his death. Carl was united in marriage to Bernita Wasserburger on Oct. 25, 1952, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville.
Carl was a member of the Neillsville Rotary, VFW Post 2241 and also St. Mary's Catholic Church. He loved playing baseball, basketball and football and excelled at them as an athlete in high school. He remained active in league teams and coaching local teams. He was also an avid Green Bay Packers fan and loved hunting, fishing and bowling.
He is survived by his wife, Bernita of Neillsville; four sons: Chuck (Cheri) Wegner of Neillsville, Rick (Tammy) Wegner of Marshfield, Scott Wegner of Schofield and Thomas Wegner of Neillsville and two grandchildren: James and Eric Wegner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Alfred Wegner; and sisters: Agnes Meinholdt, Dorothy Brickheimer, Alma Pederson and Velda Thur.
Bob was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by all who know and loved him.
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