Stanley Eugene Weigert, 77, of West Burlington, died at 2:27 AM Tuesday, August 21, 2007, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.
Born Wednesday, February 19, 1930, in West Point, Iowa, on his grandparents farm, he was the son of Theodore Roosevelt and Margaret Caroline Helm Weigert. On August 28, 1954, he married Margaret P. Corso in St. Paul's Catholic Church, Burlington, Iowa.
He had worked for the CB&Q Railroad which became Burlington Nothern Railroad for 43 years. He retired in 1992.
He was a 1948 graduate of New London High School. He had also received his accounting degree from LaSalle in Chicago.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 until 1953 at the Motor Depot in Tokyo.
He was a member of SS. Mary & Patrick Catholic Church, West Burlington, and the Machinist Union. He was a past member of the Moose Lodge #579, Burlington Eagles Aerie #150 and VFW Post #10102. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball fan, Chicago Bulls fan, an avid hunter, fisherman and mushroom hunter. He loved his dogs and gardening, especially growing roses. He was a very avid outdoorsman.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; one daughter, Marla Jo Weigert of Belmont, North Carolina; one son, Steven E. Weigert of West Burlington; two granddogs; one brother, Wilbur D. Weigert of West Burlington; one sister, Bernita Stevenson of Gladstone; two nieces, two nephews, and many great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, David John Weigert and one nephew.
Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM with the family to receive friends following a 6:00 PM Christian Wake Service until 8:00 PM, Friday, August 24, at the Hass-Thielen Funeral Home. The Mass of the Resurrection for Mr. Weigert will be 10:00 AM Saturday, August 25, 2007, at SS. Mary and Patrick Catholic Church, West Burlington with Rev. Father David G. Steinle as the Celebrant. Music will be provided by the Des Moines County Resurrection Choir. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Full military honors will be rendered by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorials have been established to the Great River Hospice and the Des Moines County Humane Society.
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