Stayton – Jerry, 88,
passed away following a brief illness on Wednesday in Stayton.
He was born to Arthur and Mary Weigel in Hewitt, Wisconsin. Upon
the passing of his dad, his mother moved herself, Jerry and his
older siblings Al and Bea to Gervais in 1924, where they were
Jerry proudly served
his country in the US Army as a member of the 104th Infantry
Division of the National Timberwolves during WWII. He was
involved in front line combat in France, Holland, Belgium and
Germany and was awarded numerous medals including The Purple
Jerry worked in
construction, Simpson Sawmill and retired from Girod’s
Supermarket after many years in Stayton in 1983. His interests
included hunting, fishing, and most recently playing Bingo,
eating lunch out, going for drives, and spending time with his
family and most importantly his grandkids. Jerry was a member of
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton, Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post #4065 and Disabled American Veterans.
The family is grateful
for the care and love devoted to him by his family and friends
at Lakeside Assisted Living Facility, where he resided for four
years. The family would also like to extend their gratitude to
the staff of Santiam Memorial Hospital for the comforting care
provided to him and his family.
Jerry married Dorothy
Andreas on September 19, 1942 in Gervais, they would have
celebrated their 67th Anniversary next month. He is survived by
his wife: Dorothy of Stayton; Children: Jerry (Barbi) Weigel of
Olympia, WA.; Barbara (Jim) Larkins of Long Beach, WA.; Phil
(Diane) Weigel of Keizer; Lyn Weigel of Stayton; Cherryl (Dan)
Dunn of Eugene; and Joanne (Leonard) Lulay of Sublimity; 12 –
grandchildren and 7 – great-grandchildren.
Jerry was preceded in death by son Lee Weigel,
granddaughter, Jaime Miotke, and great-grandson, John Walls.
Jerry will be missed by many for his sweet heart and his awesome
sense of humor.
Recitation of Rosary will be Monday, August 31,
2009 at 10:15 AM with Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 AM both
at Immaculate Conception Church in Stayton. Interment will be in
St. Mary Cemetery in Stayton. Contributions may be made to Regis
High School or American Diabetes Association. Serving the family
North Santiam Funeral