George Wiegand


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October 16th

George”Dude” Paul Wiegand, III, 68, died unexpectedly on October 15,
2017, in his home near Warsaw, Indiana. He was born on January 15, 1949 to
the late George P. Wiegand, II and Joan Marceille Cary in Warsaw, Indiana. He
graduated from Pierceton High School in 1967, then served 2 years in the U.S.
Army during the Viet Nam war. He married Anita Martinez in 1970. Together
they had 3 children, Celeste Tina, George Paul and Bridget Ann. He married
Kathleen M. Mooney on May 31, 1986, with whom he resided at the time of his
passing.

During his time in the Army, he received certification as a cooling expert.
Following his honorable discharge, he worked at Barker Heating and Cooling
in Pierceton, before opening his own business, Wiegand Service, which he
operated for many years. He then worked at New Plumbing and Heating,
Pierceton Rotary Drilling, followed by Group Dekko, from where he retired in
2014, then returned as a consultant, where he was still working part time at
the time of his death.

He was a former volunteer fireman in Pierceton and former member of the
North Webster Lions Club. He served as Trustee of the American Legion Post
253 in North Webster for many years, where he volunteered his time to repair
and maintain their building. He was given an Honorary Life Member of the
Post and was also a charter member of Post #1 at South Park, near Barbee
Lake, where he served as Fire Starter.

George will be lovingly missed and remembered by his family and friends for
his endless love, helpfulness and sharing of his talents to repair anything. He
was an excellent cook and his smoked pork and beef roasts were enjoyed at
many family gatherings.

His legacy to everyone is his example to help family, friends and perfect
strangers when and for whatever was needed. George embraced the
importance of volunteering, as well as respect for the American flag and
honoring all veterans of all of the armed forces. Hundreds of local people
enjoyed his annual 4
th
of July celebration with great food and beautiful
fireworks, which he hosted, along with his wife, his children and his good
friends, Don and Patt   .He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, his children, Celeste T. (Brad) Richards,
George P. (Julie) Wiegand, IV, and Bridget A. (Jay) Nicodemus, all local
residents, his sisters, Rose M. (Steve) Gesaman, Pierceton, Janet A. (Joseph)
Miller, Leesburg, Patricia L. (Dave) Barber, Bloomington, Mary L. (James)
Horn, Winona Lake and Theresa M. (Steve) Swihart, Bloomington, as well as
two granddaughters, Allyson (Mike) Damjanovic, Kouts, Indiana, and Kristen
Schwenger, Columbus, Ohio, along with his 2 great granddaughters, Willow
Damjanovic and Bexley Damjanovic, both of Kouts, Indiana, and seven nieces
and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, nephew Zac Barber, brother-in-law,
Joseph E. Miller, his grandparents, several cousins and all of his aunts and
uncles, except his paternal aunt, Evelyn (Toots) Simons of Mt. Pleasant,
Michigan.

Services will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7 PM at Eastlund Funeral Home by the American Legion Post 253 Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 4-7 PM prior to Honors at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare League or the North Webster Food Pantry.


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