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Bernhard C. Wegner

Service: Trinity Lutheran Church - Faribault
  Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
   
Visitation: The Boldt Funeral Home
  Wednesday, December 4th from 3 to 7 p.m.

 

Bernhard C. Wegner, age 93, of Faribault, died on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at St. Lucas Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault, with military rites provided by the Central Veterans Association.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 3 to 7 p.m. and also at the church on Thursday for one hour prior to the service.

Bernhard Carl William Wegner, the son of Henry C. and Emilie (Siewert) Wegner, was born on June 29, 1920, near Faribault (with a twin sister, Bernice). He attended public school, Trinity Lutheran School and graduated from Faribault Senior High School in 1939. Bernhard married Irene L. Bisping on August 14, 1941. They were blessed with four children, Marion, Ilene, Eugene and Kathleen. Bernhard worked as a carpenter and cabinetmaker prior to serving in the U.S. Navy Seabees, both stateside and in Okinawa, Japan. After his return, he was a part owner of P&W Construction Co., and later the sole owner until he sold part of his equipment to Paul Gray Co. and immediately became executive vice president of that firm. He also operated a Faribault office for Kratochvil Construction for four years prior to his retirement after 48 years in construction in the Faribault area.

Bernie was involved in many civic and service organizations including: 34 years on the Faribault Joint Apprentice Committee, 12 years on the Minnesota State Joint Apprenticeship Committee, 25 years as a member of the Minnesota Chapter of the Associated General Contractors Association, 12 years on the Industrial Corporation Board of Directors and a former member of the Faribault Rotary Club. He was also a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, including 25 years serving various church council positions and 42 years as a radio announcer for Trinity Radio Club.

He is survived by his wife, Irene; two daughters, Marion (and David) Cruikshank of Bloomington and Kathleen (and Mark) Humphrey of St. Paul; a son in law, Warren Henry of Los Lunas, NM; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Ilene Henry and Eugene Wegner; his twin sister, Bernice Soderstrom; and two brothers, Ewald and Elmore.

 

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Name: David Tryggestad
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Date: Wednesday December 04, 2013

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I was Eugene's roommate at Luther College for a year, and my wife, Lynn, and I remember his humor and wit with fondness. We still think of him often. We offer our deep sympathy to your family. How very difficult it must be to see two children die before you.

Name: Chuck & Sandie Kuntze
Email: floweramasiouxfalls@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday December 04, 2013

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Bernie was always a patient gentleman among gentlemen. He gave me a job when I wasn't old enough to officially work at the age of 13 and always found something for me to do whether it was school breaks or a summer work. He was a construction genius, helping design the complicated arch system in the cheese caves, probably made him the proudest. He could walk across 2x's with confidence whether it be 8' or 30' below him. His buildings will stand for hundreds of years as his legacy. He was also an expert raspberry grower. I feel it's a distinct privilege & honor to have known him. Chuck Kuntze

Name: Shelli Purdie
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Date: Wednesday December 04, 2013

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To the Wegner family, I'm glad I had the opportunity to meet and care for Bernie at Keystone Communities. He was a gracious mild manered guy and always thankful even with his limitations. He will be missed. Prayers and thoughts to all of you.

Name: Sandra Ballenthin Van Erp
Email: sbvanerp@gmail.com
Date: Wednesday December 04, 2013

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Dear Wegner family, I remember Bernie and Irene fondly, am grateful for the time we spent together in their later years. They lived the Christian mission, cherished each other. It's all good. My prayers and thoughts are with you in this difficult time. We can be assured Bernie is welcomed by the Master and many saints. A great comfort. Love, Sandy

Name: Lynn Kindseth
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Date: Tuesday December 03, 2013

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I am so sorry to hear about Bernies passing. My thoughts and prayer are with during this difficult time. God Bless, Lynn

Name: Lynn Kindseth
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Date: Tuesday December 03, 2013

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I am so sorry to hear about Bernies passing. My thoughts and prayer are with during this difficult time. God Bless, Lynn

Name: Greg Anderson
Email: anderson@ipfw.edu
Date: Tuesday December 03, 2013

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My sympathy to all of you. Mr. Wegner was a model servant. I remember him well.

Name: Marnie, Neal, and David
Email: glessing@hutchtel.net
Date: Monday December 02, 2013

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We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Bernie. We loved him very much and will treasure all the memories we have of him. We will especially miss the cute smile and twinkle of his eye. May God give you comfort at this difficult time. We love you. Hugs.