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Richard J. Wegner
  • 69 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 8, 1945
  • Date of passing: Jul 25, 2015
Let the memory of Richard be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of a beloved father, husband, grandfather, friend, Richard Wegner, 69, born on December 8, 1945 and passed away on July 25, 2015. We will remember him forever. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Andé Wegner on 25th July 2016

"It's been a year and I cannot believe how fast the time has flown.  They say old habits are hard to break, and I'm finding that to be true in that I still reach for my phone to call dad on occasion, and then realize he's not there.  I still hear him in my head when I'm faced with a difficult situation, laying down my options and providing me direction.  

I try to live knowing he's still watching, and I hope to continue to make him proud.  I love you dad, and I miss you."

This tribute was added by john szaton on 8th December 2015

"I knew Rich from the 70's through work. The last five years we shared an office and we retired on the same day in 2009. My birthday is three days after his (I was older) and each December we would commiserate about getting older and the state of the world. We kept in touch after he left, phone calls, emails and when he was back in town, a long chatty lunch together. We missed our lunch this year. He indeed will be missed, indeed."

This tribute was added by Mark Wegner on 8th December 2015

"Happy Birthday in Heaven brother!...Michele and I are doing Ok, but it will never be the way we hoped it would be. I miss you every day. I wish you were here. I can only hope to live a good life so that I get to talk with you and Dad and Mom and everyone, again, someday...(just not TOO soon!) love you, Mark"

This tribute was added by Mark Giasson on 27th July 2015

"My mind is racing with memorries of the past as he was such big part of our early lives. I don't know that iIremember back far enough that he was not in my life. Richard was always a friend. He play for Dad's band of a couple of different names. Art and the misfits, and Art and the Changing tides going back in my memory bank. I remember playing on the floor listening to them practice before a dance date/gig.Sang with him, played music with him and laughed a lot with him. Most of all Rich's friendship is one I charish forever and always.Until we meet again in Heaven I love you Richard ;-{>"

This tribute was added by rodger giasson on 27th July 2015

"Rich was a fixture at our house as long as I remember he played music with my dad and when I was about 15 I joined the band he was a light in my life he knew how to enjoy life and taught me a lot about music and many other things I will miss him greatly rip my Friend"

This tribute was added by Jane Wirtz on 27th July 2015

"Was sorry to hear of his passing. Our prayers and condolences to all the family.  RIP JR."

This tribute was added by Becky Elumbaugh on 26th July 2015

"Rich played in a Band with my husband, he was a fantastic guy and will be missed by many"

This tribute was added by Kenny N Swinford on 26th July 2015

"I met Rich in 1969, we played music together in a band "Art & the Changing Tide"  we Had a Ball, with enough fun to last a life time. I will miss his laughter, and his emails trying to figure out which one of us hated Obama the most!  Thanks for all the Laughs....Ol' Friend
    Prayers to his family"

This tribute was added by barbara hood on 26th July 2015

"The George Hood family."

This tribute was added by TD Bert on 26th July 2015

"Time is never on our side.  I was fortunate to spend some time with Uncle Dick last year.  I needed him one more time to clear my head on some things.  I had some business to do in Jacksonville, FL and stopped overnight to visit with him and Jeannine at their place outside of Orlando.  I hadn't seen him in a few years and he met me right where I was at mentally and emotionally like we had never been apart. It didn't take him more than 20 minutes to correct me where I was off and encourage me where I was on.

We moved on to some other topics as we stood out in his garage for sometime.  He said how proud he was of my brother and I.  He had stated many times that Jason and I were sons to him he wished he had had.  I had to leave very early in the morning  to drive to Jacksonville to make my meeting.  He was waiting for me as I rose with a cup of coffee in hand and something to eat.  He gave me a huge hug and save he loved me and commented how great my parents have been. Then off I went to do what I do.

I have lost one of my mentors too soon.. may time heal all wounds.

Praise God!"

This tribute was added by tina jackson on 26th July 2015

"My heart goes out to my cousins. You lost the most greatest guy in this world. I am so glad to have him as a Uncle. He was a great Dad and Uncle. No matter how hard life was he always had a smile on his face I never will forget the goodtimes we all had at grandma and grandpa house or the goodtimes that we had at Uncle Cecils for God had called another great person home to his house and I will miss me so much but e had gave me 2 great cousins that will always mean the world to me.I love you both and I will alwys love Uncle Richard RIP."

This tribute was added by TIM WEGNER on 26th July 2015

"Lost a good friend that was a part of my life as a young teenager and in my grown up years. Dick was a friend an in his own way a brother as well. Miss ya Bro... Dennis Bowsher"

This tribute was added by Lana Wegner on 26th July 2015

"We will miss RJ. A thoughtful, creative, funny man.. Devoted father, husband, grandfather, brother, brother in law. Could always talk to him and when it came to politics it could get pretty amusing. As we cry we will also celebrate his life in memories and tributes, thoughts and prayers. RJ you will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Steven Rewerts on 26th July 2015

"Richard you was a part of our family too -like Jeannine is -our deep words of sympathy " from Eugen and Beata  -Poland"

This tribute was added by TIM WEGNER on 26th July 2015

"R.J.    I will MISS you very very  much,, You were a GREAT brother and always there for me. It breaks my heart that your gone. The good lord is getting a great man. See you in HEAVEN brother.

love T.J."

This tribute was added by Mary Nichols on 26th July 2015

"I met Doc & Jeannine in painting class at High Vista.  Our class enjoyed Doc #1 because he was 1 of a few men that join us, but also because& he was a kind & talented person.  May God bless his family & give them peace."

This tribute was added by Larry Martin on 26th July 2015

"So sorry to hear about rich. we lost contact over the years but I still had memories when he played the drums in our band called the tempos. He would sit in when our regular drummer couldn't play. He may be gone but never forgotten. MY prayers go out to all of you. Your great uncle Larry"

This tribute was added by Steven Rewerts on 26th July 2015

"My Brother in-Law you will be missed greatly , we had wonderful political discussions and funny jokes, we appreciated all your advice, help, and kindness in difficult moments.  The memory of you will be always in our hearts !                  Steve & Bronia Rewerts"

This tribute was added by jeannine wegner on 26th July 2015

"It was quite a shock to see RJ picture on Facebook I wanted to post it this morning and everyone told me no. It's been an extremely hard day for me loosing my husband and best friend. Everything the girls wrote about him is so true he was an amazing husband and he would do anything for anyone who needed help. He always made me laugh and he would sing to me while we were in the car. We did paint classes together at the clubhouse.  He loved to dance twirling me on the dance floor.  He would help around the house. We would cook together and clean up together. We liked to watch old movies on tv late at night and we would sleep in late together.  He was the one that finished my thoughts for me. I new the first name and he new the last.  He loved listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio. He hated Obama. He loved caring his gun. And he said his prayers every night. He was my other half. And I don't know how I'm going to live without him."

This tribute was added by Brenda Kyle on 26th July 2015

"We are so sorry for your loss~ Our prayers are with you~"

This tribute was added by marcalenea bessette on 25th July 2015

"Thank you RJ for being a part of my life growing up! I know it was no easy task with me but I appreciate the love and guidance you always gave to me! I appreciate it more than you could ever know. You will always have a special place in my heart! Love Marcy"

This tribute was added by Mark Wegner on 25th July 2015

"I am really going to miss you brother...I have been crying all day...thank you for everything you ever did for me...I love you now even more....goodbye for now....Mark"

This tribute was added by Cecilia Davis on 25th July 2015

"Today is an extremely sad day as I have lost my dad. The world has lost an incredible man with an even more incredible heart. His soul was larger than life and he was never without a smile on his face. He brought joy to so many with his stories, his infectious laugh and his hilarious persona. This is a man that had so much to give and never asked for a single thing in return. He would give you the shirt off his back on a cold winter day if it meant keeping another warm. He was reliable, trustworthy, caring, sympathetic and loved his family and friends whole heartedly. He will never be replaced in my eyes. There will never be a day that will pass that he won't be missed. You left to soon, but I know you will be watching us from above and guiding us all when we need you. You are loved, you are missed and there will always be an emptiness in my heart not having you in my life.... Rest in peace daddy, I love you!"

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