Jerome “Jerry” Clarence Weigel
March 9, 1921 – August 19, 2009
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 raised.
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 Heart.
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 Service, Stayton.