George’s Obituary & Funeral Arrangements

George WegmannGeorge J. Wegmann Jr., 92, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Sunday, July 22, 2012 at his residence.

He was born on July 17, 1920 to the late George and Bessie (Hopf) Sr. in Kenosha. He was educated in Kenosha and graduated from Kenosha High School.

On January 23, 1940 he entered the US Navy and was honorably discharged in March of 1947.

On August 2, 1952 he married Irene M. Holtdorf in Kenosha. She preceded him in death on May 13, 1989.

George worked at Simmons, Quaker Stretcher and then at AMC/Chrysler as an inspector for 30 years.

George was a member of St. Mary’s Lutheran Church. He was a member of UAW Local #72, the Navy Club Ship 40, and Senior Center and sung with the Kenosha Senior Chorus.

George enjoyed hunting, fishing, cookouts, watching old movies, going to plays at Ft. Atkinson and was an avid Packer fan.

George is survived by his loving children Ricky Wegmann, Michael Wegmann and Sandra (Jimmy) Trottier all of Kenosha, a step son Robert Andersen of Richfield, IL, his grandchildren Scott Wegmann of Norfolk, VA, Matthew Krumm of Kenosha, Kevin Trottier of Kenosha, Timmon Sinnen of Cudahy and Tiana Honey of Kenosha.

He is preceded in death by his son Dennis, his brother Roger, his sister Ruth Lynn, his daughter-in-law Ginger Wegmann and a stepson James Andersen.

Funeral Services for George will be held on Friday, July 27th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church (2001 – 80th St.). Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Bruch Funeral Home and again on Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church. The Navy Club Ship 40 will conduct a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff at CCU St. Catherine’s Hospital and the 2nd Floor staff, the staff at Manor Care, Heartland Hospice, Dr. Chua, Dr. Novsam, Dr.Bandealy, the LJH Transportation, and his caregiver Karena Oseman for their loving care given to George.

The family would also like to thank his son Rick for taking early retirement to stay home and take care of his dad and when Rick worked, his daughter Sandra and his son Mike for filling in during the day.Bruch Funeral Home 3503 Roosevelt Road Kenosha, WI 53142 262-652-8298 Visit George’s Online Memorial Book  at www.bruchfuneralhome.net

Ginger Wegmann

Ginger, Sandy’s brother Mike’s wife, passed away last Sunday, after a long struggle with cancer. She will be greatly missed. Here is her obituary from the Bruch Funeral Home site: Virginia A. “Ginger” Wegmann, 54, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Washington Manor. She was born on August 31, 1955 to James and Margie (Kegley) Hamilton in Zion, IL. She graduated high school from the Wisconsin School for the Visually Handicapped in Janesville.

She then received her associate degree in Human Services from Gateway Technical School. Ginger married Michael Wegmann on August 2, 1986 in Kenosha. Ginger was an active member of CrossWay Community Church. Her dedication and love for the church touched many lives and was returned just as strong, particularly during her bouts with cancer. She also helped her dear friend Annie take care of her handicapped daughter through Society’s Assets. Ginger was an avid doll collector, with Princess Diana and Shirley Temple being her favorites. She enjoyed camping, PartyLite candles and collectibles, bowling on her Wii system. She also loved Tinkerbell, which she got to meet on a special trip to Disney World, where Ginger got to enjoy the experience through the eyes of her very dear neice Britney.

Ginger is survived by many loving relatives, including her husband Mike of Kenosha; her children, Timm Sinnen of Cudahy and Tiana Honey of Elkhorn; her father James Hamilton of Rockford, IL; her sisters Deb (Bob) McDermott of Pleasant Prairie, Sue (Tom) Rasmussen of Rockford, IL and Mela Hamilton of Kenosha; her brother Kelly Hamilton of Germany; her stepson Scott M. Wegmann of Norfolk, VA; and her father-in-law George Wegmann, brother-in-law Rick Wegmann, and sister-in-law Sandra (Jimmy) Trottier, all of Kenosha. She is also survived by her niece Britney Gates, with whom she helped raise and felt a mother-like bond; Maryann Engelhart of Union Grove, and her mother Isabelle Johnson, whom Ginger considered a second mother; Linda Brocksom of Kenosha; Terrie Gilliland of Kenosha; and many nieces, nephews, and close friends. She was preceded in death by her mother Margie, her brother Frank, and her brother-in-law Dennis Wegmann.

A celebration of Ginger’s life will be held on Saturday, February 27th at 3:00 p.m. at CrossWay Community Church (13905 ““ 75th St.). Visitation will also be at CrossWay prior to the service, starting at 1:30p.m. Memorials would be appreciated to the American Cancer Society, CrossWay Community Church, or to the Wisconsin Council for the Blind. The family would like to thank the staff at Washington Manor, Hospice Alliance, Dr. Jeffrey Trimark, and CrossWay Community Church for the loving care given to Ginger. Bruch Funeral Home 3503 Roosevelt Road Kenosha, WI 53142 262-652-8298 Visit and sign Ginger’s Online Memorial Book at www.bruchfuneralhome.net

Dennis “Bear” Wegmann — August 5, 1954 – September 16, 2009

Dennis A. “Bear” Wegmann
(August 5, 1954 – September 16, 2009)

Dennis “Bear” Wegmann, 55, of Kenosha, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at his fiance’s home in Zion, IL.

He was born on August 5, 1954 to George John and Irene Mildred (Holtdorf) Wegmann in Kenosha. He was educated in the schools of Kenosha and graduated from Tremper High School. He took various accounting related classes at Gateway Technical College.

Dennis worked at Motorola as an assembler for several years and then at AMC/Chrysler for 30 years, retiring on October 31, 2003.

Dennis was a member of UAW Local #72, the Kenosha Auxiliary Police, the Milwaukee Suds City Van Club and the Kenosha County Line Van Club.

Dennis enjoyed camping up north at the Ponderosa Pines Campground in Plainfield, WI, he was an avid lifelong Bear fan, enjoyed playing darts, riding motorcycles, bowling, and enjoyed clubbing with his van club since 1972. Dennis also considered Jose Cuervo a good friend.

Dennis is survived by his father George Wegmann of Kenosha, his siblings Rick Wegmann, Michael (Ginger) Wegmann, Sandra (Jimmy) Trottier all of Kenosha, his step brother Robert Anderson of IL, his fiancée Diane Bishop of Zion, IL, his nephews Scott Wegmann who is serving in the US Navy in Iraq, Matthew Krumm who is also his Godson who is serving our country in the US Army in Afghanistan and Kevin Trottier, his step nephew Timm Sinnen, his step niece Tiana Honey, his Godson Jeremy Auskirk and several cousins.

His mother and his stepbrother James Anderson precede him in death.

Funeral Services for Dennis will be held on Monday, September 21st at 10:00 a.m. at the Bruch Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Monday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Bruch Funeral Home
3503 Roosevelt Road
Kenosha, WI 53142
262-652-8298
Visit Dennis’s Online Memorial Book: www.bruchfuneralhome.net

Thank you!

Thank you everyone who attended the visitations and the funeral.  It was great to see everyone again, but it’s so sad that it takes something so tragic to get everyone together.

Thanks to everyone who sent flowers, gave cards, donations, and helped plan things.

A special thanks to Bruch Funeral Home.  Kris did such an awesome job of just taking care of every little detail so well, and making us feel so comfortable, it just made the whole ordeal so much less stressful than I thought it was going to be.

Thanks to Casa Capri for an excellent luncheon after the funeral, and for everyone who attended the luncheon.  Again, it was great to see you all!

Lastly, I’d like to thank the U.S. Navy for providing such a formal, respectful, and memorable graveside service for my father.  I’m sure he got quite a kick out of it, and it’s something we will certainly never forget.