HENRY O. WIEGMANN
Mr. Henry O. "Hank" Wiegmann, 79, of Quincy, died at 7:50 a.m. Saturday (February 22, 2014) in Blessing Hospital.
Born November 1, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, Henry was the son of Henry John and Sophia Anna Dierking Wiegmann. He married Delta M. Walton on July 28, 1995 in Faith Christian Church in Quincy. She survives.
In 1947, Henry and his family moved to West Point, Illinois where he attended West Point Grade School and graduated from Bowen High School in 1952. He joined the U. S. Air Force in November 1953, serving his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas and his technical training at Chanute Air Force Base where he was promoted for having the highest grade in his class. He was then sent to RAF Station Wethersfield, England for three years. Upon his return to the States, Henry served for four years in the Reserves.
Mr. Wiegmann began his career in the insurance business in April, 1958 with the Dodegge Insurance Agency. In May, 1975, he started the Henry O. Wiegmann Insurance Agency which he operated until November,1995 when he sold the business to Green and Eaton Insurance Agency. He continued to be associated with the business until 1999.
Hank had a strong belief and deep love for his Lord. He was a member of Madison Park Christian Church and a former member of Faith Christian Church where he had served as an Elder and Treasurer.
In March, 1958 Hank became a Master Mason and was a member of Herman Masonic Lodge No. 39, where he served as Treasurer and was Worshipful Master in 1964. He was also a member of Denver Lodge and an Honorary Member of Quincy Lodge and Payson Lodge. He joined Quincy Consistory in 1961 and served as Thrice Potent Master, Commander in Chief and was Executive Secretary for 16 years. Trustees awarded him the title of Secretary Emeritus. Mr. Wiegmann received his MSA award from the Illinois Council of Deliberation in 1975 and was elected and received the 33rd Degree in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1981.
Hank was also a member of York Rite, where he was Past President, Quincy High Twelve Club, where he was Past President, Past Monarch of Ghazzeh Grotto, Grace Whipple Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Past Ambassador of Ansar Shrine Temple, Quincy American Legion Post 37 and a life member of the V.F.W. Hank was a Past President of South Side Commercial Club, North Side Businessmen Club and Quincy Exchange Club
Hank was a former member of Quincy Skeeter Patrol, Belgian Hitch, Past Secretary and President of Quincy Shrine Club, Past Director of Royal Order of Jesters, Court 20 in Springfield, IL, Elks Lodge No. 100, Quincy Boat Club and Cedar Crest Country Club where he had served on the Board of Directors.
Survivors include his wife, Delta; two children, Stephen H. Walton and Kathryn Buch (Gary); seven grandchildren, Eric Walton (Erica), Jason Walton (Amanda), Heather Sommer (Cody), Adam Walton, Cody Buch (Heather), Jesse Buch and Tyler Buch; six great grandchildren, Jasmine Walton, Jade Walton, Isaac Walton, Adele Buch, Madelien Sommer and Cullen Sommer; a nephew, Leonhard E. Wild (Donna); two nieces, Linda Smith (Samuel) and Jean Lunt (Jim); five great nieces, Dawn Hobbs (Bill), Diane Hughes (Jeff), Debi Derhake (Jason), Melissa George (Alan) and Mindie Shafer (Bob); two great nephews, Sam Smith (Rachal) and Dennis Lunt (Lisa); and many loving great great nieces and great great nephews.
Henry loved his wife and family. He appreciated the happiness they gave to him and loved hearing from them and especially enjoyed the little ones when they were around.
Hank was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Leonhard E. Wild Sr. and his wife Marion.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. Henry Pratt. Burial with Military Honors by Quincy American Legion Post 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Tuesday morning until the time of services at the funeral home. Herman Masonic Lodge No. 39 will conduct Masonic Services Monday evening at 7:00 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Childrens Hospital.