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Joseph R. Weingarz, 75, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at
6:16 p.m. at his home.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in
Lincoln. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
church, with the Rev. Andrew Nyren officiating.
Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery,
Joliet, where military rites will be conducted.
Arrangements are by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral
Home in Lincoln.
Mr. Weingarz retired in 1999 from employment with
the state of Illinois. He was building manager in
Springfield for the secretary of state.
He served in the U.S. Navy from February 1953 to
He was born Oct. 15, 1934, in rural Mount
Pulaski. His parents were William E. and M. Marie
Bartels Weingarz. He married Marilyn R. Yeates on
Sept. 27, 1959, in Lincoln
He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; two sons,
Joseph R. Jr. (and Judi) Weingarz of Naperville and
Jeffrey M. (and Julie) Weingarz of Sycamore; five
grandchildren, Kevin, Sean, Clare, Maggie and Amelia
Weingarz; one sister, Phyllis (and Willie) Simpson
of Lincoln; and a sister-in-law, Joanne Weingarz of
He was preceded in death by his parents and one
brother, William Weingarz.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of
Lincoln, where he served on the church council and
was past stewardship chairman.
He was past president of the Chester-East Lincoln
school board and a member of American Legion Post
Joe enjoyed fishing and spending time with his
grandchildren, who were the light of his life. He
was an avid fan of the Lincoln Railsplitters and the
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church
or Logan County Food Pantry.
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