December 9, 2013


Frank Wegner, 84, of Manning, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Manning Regional Healthcare Center.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning, with the Rev. Jonathan Conner officiating.

Casket bearers will be Dale Wegner, Gary Wegner, Randy Wegner, Leslie Wegner, LeRoy Wegner and Bill Wegner.

Congregation hymns with Carlys Stribe, organist, will be "Just a Closer Walk With Thee," "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," "How Great Thou Art" and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives."

Burial will be at Manning Cemetery in Manning.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Ohde Funeral Home in Manning. Memorial contributions are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church Ladies Aid.

Frank Gene, son of Emil and Margaret (Vehrs) Wegner, was born Dec. 12, 1928, at Aspinwall, Iowa. He lived in Aspinwall with his family until the age of 12 when the family moved to Manning. He completed his education and graduated from Manning High School in 1947. Frank enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1948 and served at the Destroyer Base, San Diego, Calif. He was honorably discharged in 1950.

Frank was a barber in Manning for 20 years following his discharge from the Navy. He then was in the Casey's Convenience Store business for 25 years living in Sioux Rapids. In 1999 Frank moved back to Manning. Frank was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He was an avid golfer and an avid Democrat as anyone who knew him would agree. He enjoyed driving around town later in life and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family. Frank had been suffering some health problems and after a fall in his apartment he died the next day.

Frank is survived by two sisters, Lucille Thompson of Eagle Grove and Judith Kay Wegner of Manning; brother Don Wegner (Marge) of Des Moines; many nieces and nephews, whom he considered his family, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Melvin (Helen) Wegner, Paul Wegner and Warren (Zelda) Wegner; brother-in-law Maynard Thompson; and two nephews Jeffrey and Michael Wegner.