Earl E. Wiegert
January 23, 1927 - February 14, 2013
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home. Interment with full military honors will follow in Green Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances directed to the family would be appreciated.
Earl E. Wiegert, age 86, of Pleasant Prairie, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at United Hospital System - St. Catherine's Campus.
Born in Kenosha on January 23, 1927, he was the son of the late Harry O. and Evah (Watts) Wiegert. The family moved to Battle Creek, MI. After living in Michigan for a few years, they returned to Kenosha where Earl attended local schools and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in 1945.
Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He took Basic Training in the Corps of the Engineers at Fort Lewis, WA, and served his country with pride as a Corporal in the Air Corps Supply in Newfoundland until November of 1946.
Upon return from the service, Earl worked several jobs in local factories and began his career with Kenosha Lincoln-Mercury in 1949. In 1950, he started his Automotive Apprenticeship to become a Journeyman Mechanic, working in the automotive field until May of 1985, when he retired as a Parts and Accessories Sales Manager from the Chicago zone of AMC Jeep and Renault.
On July 15, 1950, he married the love of his life, Jeannette Nass. Together they enjoyed 62 ½ years of marriage.
He and his wife enjoyed dancing, especially Saturday nights wherever Frenchy Boutan was playing. Earl enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping. The couple also spent winters in Florida and Texas and summers at their cottage in Crivitz, where friends and family would come to visit. Earl loved to spend time in the garage (Earl's Hideout), making yard decorations, fixing whatever needed repairs, and visiting with friends and neighbors that stopped by. He was an avid race car fan as well as a supporter of the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs.
Survivors include his wife, Jeannette (Nass) Wiegert; his two sons, Ralph Wiegert of Racine and Paul Wiegert of Knebel, Denmark; a daughter, Kathy (Tim) Dinan of Kenosha; two grandsons, Maxwell Earl and Samuel William Dinan of Kenosha and a brother, Harry James Wiegert of Kenosha.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Wiegert in 2012.
A special note of thanks to Dr. Ziarko, Dr. Joshi, Dr. Matteucci, and all the staff at St. Catherine's Kidney Center for the compassionate care they all provided to Earl