Walter ‘Bob’ Wegner


Walter E. “Bob” Wegner of Grafton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at Village Point Commons at the age of 95 years.  

Bob was born on Aug. 4, 1923, in Grafton, the son of the late Gustav Wegner and the late Lillian (nee Yost) Wegner.  

He attended Grafton High School and graduated with the Class of 1941.  

Shortly after graduation, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country during World War II.  

Bob was united in marriage to Lorraine Barth on Nov. 30, 1946, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Their marriage was blessed with five children, Michael, Carol, Susan, Patricia and Daniel.  

Bob was employed at Tecumseh, working as a technical writer, and was a dedicated employee to Tecumseh for over 30 years until he retired in 1984.

Bob truly had a zest for life and was very active in his community.  He was a longtime member of the Rose-Harms American Legion Post #355 and was active with Camp American Legion.  

Bob enjoyed fishing, ice-fishing, gardening in his backyard and collecting coins and stamps.

He was a true family man and loved getting his family together any chance he could so that he could spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Bob will be missed by so many people that he touched throughout his 95 years.

Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Lorraine Wegner; children Carol (George) Krueger, Sue (Alan) Melichar and Patti (Lloyd) Sudbrink; daughters-in-law Marie Wegner and Kathy Ford; and brother Marty (Marlene) Wegner.  

His legacy will live on in his 19 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

He is further survived by many other relatives and friends.  

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Michael Wegner and Daniel Wegner; granddaughter Kelly; siblings Howard, Ralph, Eileen and Fern, as well as brother-in-law Ralph Barth; and sister-in-law, Jean Barth.  

Per Bob’s request, a private family service will be held.  

Bob will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Grafton.  

Memorials in memory of Bob can be made to the Rose-Harms American Legion Post #355 in Grafton.  

Please visit to send online condolences to the Wegner family.

The family would especially like to thank the Spire Caregivers at Village Point Commons for all of their wonderful care and compassion throughout this difficult time.




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