Edwin J. Weigel

edwin weigel
Edwin J. Weigel, age 90, of New Hampton, Iowa passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Hampton. Edwin Joseph Weigel was born June 6, 1920 to John William and Mathilda (Blaska) Weigel on the family farm north of New Hampton. He attended country school until he graduated the 12th grade from New Hampton High School. During these years he farmed on the family farm. On September 19, 1944 Edwin was united in marriage to Rose C. Schwickerath at St. Josephs Catholic Church in New Hampton. The couple farmed northeast of New Hampton until 1999 when they moved to New Hampton. Over the years Edwin raised hogs and cattle, and farmed. He belonged to the Iowa Pork Producers, Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Knights of Columbus. During his years of marriage the couple spent many memorable moments dancing, playing cards, traveling and spending time with family, which he enjoyed very much. Edwin is survived by two daughters Audrey Conner of Charlotte, NC, and Madonna (Mark) Fohrman of Dover, MN; one son Andrew (Gloria) of Onalaska, WI along with eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Preceding his death was his loving wife of 56 years, Rose; his parents; one daughter, Alberta; one son, David; three sisters Emma Wild, Sister Mary Madonna Weigel, Stacia Hackman; two brothers Francis and Leo Weigel; one great-granddaughter, Morgan Jacobson and one great-grandson Edwin Alford. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to Edwin's family. Cemetery: Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at New Hampton. Visitation: Visitation will be on Monday, December 13, 2010 from 3 - 8pm at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton, with a rosary at 4:00pm and a scriptural wake service at 7:00pm. Visitation will continue at St. Joseph's Gathering Space one hour before services on Tuesday. Service: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Holy Family Parish - St. Joseph's Center in New Hampton with Fr. Mark Osterhaus celebrating.

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  1. Andy, Audra, Madonna & families, Our deepest sympathy to each of you at this difficult time. My dad and your dad were such good buddies always attending the Forester events together after our mothers were gone. When we had taken my dad to the nursing home and your dad was
    already there, we stopped in to visit and he wanted someone to bring chairs in for all of us–such a gracious man. Cherish all the memories of your dad.

  2. Andy, Audrey & Madonna – We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ed. I will always remember and be thankful for all the times that he came to visit my Dad. He was just like clock work, every Sunday at 2pm. It was always so nice to visit with him and listen to him and Dad talk about the good old days!!! Keep all your memories of him close to your heart ~~ that will help you get through this difficult time. Know that he is in a better place now and is with you Mom in God’s heavenly home. God Bless You!!

  3. To the Weigel Family,

    I too am sorry to hear of Edwin’s passing. After your mom died, he would come into the church office and always ask for me to help him with scheduling a mass offering, or ask a question about church related things. I always enjoyed visiting with him. He missed your mom so very much and would always tell me what a dancer she was! I’ll bet they are happy to be together again. You have our deepest sympathies.

  4. Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Ed was always so much fun to talk to. He enjoyed vsiitng with Jack about the farming days and how time have changed.
    We pray for all of you.

  5. Andy, Audrey, and Madonna,
    We wanted to extend our sympathy to you for the loss of your father. He was always so friendly when you saw him at the grocery store or gas station when we lived in NH. Treasure the memories.
    Sharon (Cochran) and Joe Haskovec

  6. From all the Buchholzs to all the Weigels, we are so sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of your Dad. As a kid I thought of him as tall, gentle giant. And as an adult, I still think of him the same way. Andy, Audrey and Madonna, thanks to you and your parents for many wonderful memories. May the Lord Bless and Keep you all.

  7. Andy and family, So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers as you face the difficult days ahead. Treasure your memories as they will help you find comfort. Take care. Harry and Mary King

  8. Ed Weigel family. I am so sorry to hear about Ed. He reminded me of my Grampa Ferrie so much and he would come in and we would just talk. I will always remember him for his smile, which looked just like my grampa.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Mary Jane Leach
    FSA Office in New Hampton

  9. Madonna and family – I didn’t know your Dad personally but I know of the loss and sadness you are experiencing….you are all held in my prayers and thoughts…may your memories and faith hold you tenderly during this time. Much love and prayers from Minnesota.

  10. When your parents moved to New Hampton, they lived just 2 blocks south of where my parents lived. Losing that last parent is a defining time in your life~~treasure the memories.

  11. Audrey, Madonna, Andy and family…..We here at Farm Service Agency would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you in your loss. Ed was always such a gentleman and pleasant to wait on. We have missed him coming in. Enjoy your memories.

  12. Hey Madonna~
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers today as you say “goodbye” to Dad…may you be comforted by all those wonderful childhood memories! Love you~Theresa

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