Donald F. Wegner

Oct. 18, 1929 – April 14, 2012

Donald F. Wegner, 82, of the Town of Concord, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Donald Francis Wegner was born Oct. 18, 1929, in Oconomowoc, the son of Herbert and Mabel Wegner. He graduated from Oconomowoc High School in 1947. He then attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Short Course Farm and Industry Program. He was a dedicated dairy farmer and farmed for 43 years, where he raised registered Holstein. Donald was a lifetime member of the National and Wisconsin Holstein Association. In his younger years, Donald enjoyed bowling. He was on the church counsel and a member of the choir at Dr. Martin Luther Church.

Faith, family and friends were a great part of Donald’s life, along with his farming. He was a very hard-worker, dedicated family man and a loyal friend to many. Donald will be dearly missed but forever in the hearts of those who loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Milene; children, David (Sharon) Wegner, Laurie (Bob) Koneck and Carrie (fiancé Tom Nettesheim) West; grandchildren, Karl and Kurt Koneck and Micah and Holly West; sister-in-law, Ruth Wegner; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Mabel Wegner, brothers and sisters, Ernst Wegner, Doris Kohls, Victor Wegner, Mabel Phyllis Bertel and Eunice Liesener, brother-in-law Thomas Hepp and son in-law Adam West.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 5 p.m. funeral service Thursday, April 19, at Dr. Martin Luther Church, 325 S. Main St., Oconomowoc. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 20, at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.

The family would like to say thank you to Donald’s special caregiver, Zolzaya Sodnomentsen, for all the care and love he gave Donald.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Donald’s name may be made to Dr. Martin Luther Church of Oconomowoc.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit