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Wayne George Weyhgandt

April 3, 1924 — June 14, 2011

Wayne G. Weyhgandt BELLEVUE, Iowa - Wayne G. Weyhgandt-, 87, of 1102 State St., Bellevue, passed away on June 14, 2011 at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue. Visitation will be at the Hachmann Funeral Home in Bellevue from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. on Thursday, June 16, 2011 and also for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. The funeral service will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bellevue at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, June 17, 2011. Pastor Paul W. Gammelin will be officiating. Burial will follow at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Bellevue where full Military Rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post #273. A luncheon will follow in the church basement. Wayne was born April 3, 1924, in Bellevue, and was the son of Ferdinand & Adelheid (Yeager) Weyhgandt. He married Mary Ehrler on February 14, 1954, in Elizabeth, Illinois at the Methodist Church. She preceded him in death in July 2006. Wayne received his education in Bellevue. Upon graduation he proudly served his country in World War II. Wayne was a lifelong, extremely active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Bellevue, a past President of the Church Council and a member of the church choir since 1938. He retired from the Corps of Engineers, Lock & Dam #12 in Bellevue in 1984. He enjoyed not only playing music, but listening to it as well. He loved reading Westerns and watching his big screen TV. He made a living (on the side) by repairing small engines. He was a member of the American Legion Post #273, the Antique Automobile Club of America and the 533 rd Engineer Special Brigade. The last several years of his life, he enjoyed traveling on an annual vacation with his wife and two daughters. Wayne will be deeply missed by his daughters: Jayne (Fred) Schaeffer of Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania, and Jean (Robert) Wand of Galena, Illinois, his nieces and nephews and their families and his many friends in Bellevue. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers: Donald, Lester, Gerald and his sister Ruth. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given in Wayne's honor to the Bellevue Ambulance, the Bellevue Fire department, Hospice of Dubuque or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at The family of Wayne wish to extend a special thank-you to the staff of Mill Valley Care Center, the staff of Dubuque Mercy Hospital (especially the kind nurses at the ICU and the 3rd floor, Dr Gordon, and Mercy's Cardiac Nurse Teri from Northern Michiganyou really held a special place in his heart), the staff of Medical Associates, Dr. Jeffrey Hunter and his staff and Hospice of Dubuque.
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