George D. Wegenke
July 18, 1917 - April 26, 2006
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Sunday 4/30, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Service
First Congregational U.C.C.
724 E. South River Street
Appleton, WI 54915
Monday 5/1, 11:00 am
Peshtigo Riverside Cemetery
493 Right Of Way Road
Peshtigo, WI 54157
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Monday 5/1, 2:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952

WEGENKE, GEORGE D. Appleton George Wegenke, age 88 years, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Cherry Meadows. He was born July 18, 1917 in Combined Locks to the late Emil and Helen (Dreger) Wegenke. In 1942, he married Betty Thompson. George was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Appleton Lodge F.A.M. #349,…

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Michelle Grenke left a message on April 6, 2009:
I am so very sorry for your loss of George. I knew him and Betty from Kelly Lake.We had some great times at the lake at the Round Roof.I was a waitress there and He was always smiling and fun to be around. I always looked forward to his Christmas Cards. He will be deeply missed by me and my family.
Greg left a message on April 6, 2009:
He worked all his life in a mill. He ate mashed potato sandwiches every day. He built his own cottage and maintained bombers while stationed in the Aleutians. Georeg was a modest and somewhat humble man, and he smiled most of the time. He would let grandchildren leap onto his outstretched arms so they could dangle from them--much better than a swingset. George could squeeze extra gravy out of a penny but he wasn't cheap with his time, the most precious commodity of all. There was never a "Grandma" without "George" in conversation, we always spoke of "GrandmaAndGeorge's house" or cottage or Vista Cruiser wagon. They were inseperable until his Betty died in 1993. It was odd and a bit sad to see him alone, but he managed okay. Between The New Betty, old friends, Star folks, relatives and the occasional side trip to the gentleman's club, George did not allow himself to wither. I never heard George judge anyone, even for the most embarrasing or heinous behavior. He was a man who cast no stones. But I would like to judge him now: George was one of the pillars that held up his large family, one of the unacknowledged members of the community who kept the place from falling down in disrepair. His passing hurts deeply. I hope someday to be as good a man as George D. Wegenke. -Greg Hoppe Grandson #3
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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