Walter Wiegmann, 85 years old, of Decatur, entered into eternal life at 1:50 p.m. on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at his residence.
Walter was born on Tuesday, April 27, 1926, in Fort Wayne, the son of Henry Wiegmann and Minnie Oetting Wiegmann.
Walter was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church–Preble in rural Decatur.
He was a graduate of the New Haven High School Class of 1944 and a graduate of Reppert Auction School in Decatur in 1945.
Walter was a prominent auctioneer and real estate broker in the Fort Wayne area for 60 years. He began the Wiegmann Auctioneers firm in Decatur in 1945.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Barbara (Morning)Wiegmann of Decatur; a daughter, Connie Jeffrey of Decatur; a son, Ron (Debra) Wiegmann of Decatur; a daughter, Bonnie (Steve) Sipe of New Haven; a sister, Gloria Werling of New Haven; a sister, Ruth Peters of Decatur; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Preceding Walter in death were his parents and one son-in-law, Gary Jeffrey.
A 9:30 a.m. prayer service will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, followed by a 10:30 a.m. funeral service in St. Paul Lutheran Church–Preble with Rev. Dr. Daniel J. Brege officiating.
Entombment will follow in Concordia Cemetery Gardens at Fort Wayne.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, November 27; 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, November 28; and 9-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Preferred memorials are to St. Paul Lutheran Church–Preble or St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School in rural Decatur.