May 29, 1933 - May 15, 2012
Wegner, Mr. Robert E., Saginaw, Michigan Passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Covenant Medical Center - Cooper. Age 78 years. Robert E. Wegner was born on May 29, 1933, in Saginaw, to the late Emil and Hattie (Stanko) Wegner. He married Elaine Gladys Wilt, who originated from Hemlock, on February 13, 1954. She predeceased him on June 12, 2008. He was a charter member of Messiah Lutheran Church of Carrollton Twp., where he had served on various committees. He first served in the Army National Guard from 1950 – 1952, he then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, on Feb. 1, 1952, during the Korean War and was honorably discharged May 18, 1956. Prior to his retirement in 1991, he was employed at GM / Chevy Parts Plant for 42 years. Bob was a life member of the Carrollton / Zilwaukee V.F.W. Post #1859, Lions Club, Eagles Club and the American Legion. Surviving are two sons and one daughter, Robert E. (Stacey) Wegner, Jr., Vassar, MI; James A. (Margaret) Wegner, Hope Mills, N.C.; Shelley J. (Kenneth Thompson) Gaertner, Saginaw, MI; five grandchildren, Alan Wegner, Austin, TX; Christopher Wegner, Norfolk, VA; Jonathon Wegner, Albany, GA; Michael Gaertner, Kalamazoo, MI; Amanda Gaertner, Saginaw, MI; one great-granddaughter, Kylie Szott; two step-grandchildren, Alex and Ashley Partridge, Vassar, MI; sister, Mrs. Lorraine (Jack) Murlick, Higgins Lake, MI; brother, Ernest Wegner, Lansing, MI; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. June Wegner, Mrs. Eleanor Wegner, and Mrs. Helen (Wayne) Darling, all of Saginaw, MI; also many nieces, nephews, and friends at Bringer Inn and Fuzzy’s. The family would like to thank Mary Frost for her love and support for Bob. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Richard and Erwin Wegner. Funeral and committal services will take place 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4640 N. Michigan Ave., Carrollton Twp. The Rev. Philip DeVries will officiate, with military honor guard services conducted under the auspices of the Carrollton / Zilwaukee, V.F.W. Post #1859. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave., on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., then at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will follow at a later date in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Messiah Lutheran Church Building Fund. Memories and sympathies of Bob may be shared with the family on his Obituary page at WakemanFuneralHome.com
Wegner, Mr. Robert E., Saginaw, Michigan Passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Covenant Medical Center - Cooper. Age 78 years. Robert E. Wegner was born on May 29, 1933, in Saginaw, to the late Emil and Hattie (Stanko) Wegner. He married... View Obituary & Service Information
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