Leroy H. Wegner

April 9, 1924 - April 9, 2009

LeRoy H. Wegner, 85, a longtime Waukesha resident, died Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Waukesha Springs.

He was born on April 9, 1924, in Mukwonago to William and Lillian (nee Frank) Wegner. On Sept. 14, 1946, he married the former Patricia Knight in West Allis. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

For many years, LeRoy had been a sales manager at Husco. He also worked as a car salesman at various car dealerships including Holt Chevy in Hales Corners, Vilter GMC in Oconomowoc and Steffen & John. LeRoy enjoyed working as a security sales manager at Merchant Police, retiring in 1989. He has been a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church since 1957 and was a member of Daniel J. Martin American Legion Post 8, Soat-Vergenz VFW Post 721, Knights of Columbus Waukesha Council #1825 and member of the U.S. Navy Armed Guard World War II Veterans. He had worked with Tom Vilter organizing farm auctions and for many years worked as a greeter at Randle-Dable Funeral Home.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Patricia, of Waukesha, along with their children, Michael Wegner of Waukesha, Mark (Nancy) Wegner of Waukesha, Maureen (Scott) Prossen of Seffner, Fla., and Mary Jo Spencer of Waukesha. He was the beloved grandfather of Ellen, Joseph, Rebecca, Cameron and Jessica. He is further survived by his sister, Virginia Schwartzfeger of South Milwaukee; sister-in-law, Beverly Wegner of The Villages, Fla.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters Earl “Duke,” Walter, Philip, William, John, Isabelle, Louise, LaVern, Wesley and Dan.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the vigil service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Services continue Wednesday, April 15, at the funeral home, with prayers beginning at 10:15 a.m. followed by the procession to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, for the 11 a.m. funeral Mass. Graveside services with full military honors will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to any veterans organization of the donor’s choice or for Masses at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

For further information, call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or visit www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.

(Freeman - April 11, 2009)