Pastor Cleone H. Weigand, 77


Pastor Cleone H. Weigand, 77, passed into eternal life on Thursday, Sept 16, 2010, at the Kathy Hospice, West Bend.

A farmhouse in town of Theresa, Dodge County, was Pastor Weigandís birthplace. He was one of six brothers born to Wilbert and Elmira (nee Schaumberg) Weigand. After attending Mullen School, a one room country schoolhouse, he spent eight years in Watertown at Northwestern Preparatory School and College. In 1960, after four years of seminary training, which included a year of vicarage in Arlington, Minn., he graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon.

His first congregation was Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mosinee, where he served until 1966. From 1966 to 1977 he served St. Michaelís Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fountain City, along with Zion, Cream from 1971 to 77. Pastor Weigandís call to Fountain City also included the oversight of St. Michaelís Evangelical Lutheran Home for the Aged, an intermediate care nursing home that was then operated by an association from within the congregation.

On Dec. 4, 1977, Pastor Weigand began his service at Redemption Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. He served there until his retirement in 1998. After moving to West Bend, Pastor Weigand served Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Congregation as a part-time pastor until March 1, 2003.

During his ministry, he served the Western Wisconsin District as a member of the Commission on Evangelism and chairman of the District Special Ministries Board.

Pastor Weigand maintained a lifelong interest in science and creation/science literature. He was selected to author the book Creation for the "Peopleís Bible Teaching" series published by Northwestern Publishing House in 2000.

On July 29, 1962, Pastor Weigand married Judith N. Sievert, of Fort Atkinson, at St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Bethel, Martin, Lois, and Michael.

Pastor Weigand is survived by his wife, Judith; his four children, Bethel (Pastor Bruce) Janisch, Pastor Martin (Deborah) Weigand, Lois (Mike Gleason) Mathis-Gleason and Pastor Michael (Cindy) Weigand; 11 grandchildren, Sarah Janisch, Philip Janisch, Mary Janisch, Ashley Gleason, Chelsea Gleason, Ben Gleason, Joel Mathis, Kathy Weigand, Emily Weigand, Lucas Weigand and Jenna Weigand; two brothers, Harvey (Karen) Weigand and Dennis (Ardis) Weigand; four sisters-in-law, Janet (James) Fenske, Karen (Tom) Miller, Lillian Weigand and Vernice Weigand; two brothers-in-law, Dan (Pam) Sievert and James (Marilyn) Sievert; his mother-in-law, Lorna Sievert; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Philip (Deana) Weigand, Lee Weigand and John Weigand.

A funeral service in remembrance of Pastor Weigand will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Bend. Visitation will be at the church on Sunday from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Lomira.

Memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) would be appreciated.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at
www.myrhum-patten.com.

The family expresses their sincere thanks to the Pastors of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Dr. Gary Herdrich, and the staffs of Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center and the Kathy Hospice for their compassionate care.