Delbert Wegner, 92, Albert LeaPublished 9:32am Thursday, February 14, 2013
Funeral services for Delbert Kermit Wegner, 92, of Albert Lea will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Joe Vano will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Delbert died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at his home.
Delbert Kermit Wegner was born on Feb. 17, 1920, to Albert and Emma (Bauer) Wegner in Lakefield. He grew up and attended school in Lakefield. On Dec. 15, 1944, Delbert was united in marriage to Eleanor Elizabeth Andersen in Albert Lea. Delbert worked as a welder at Queen Products for 31 years. In 1958 the couple purchased the family farm and he has lived there since. Delbert was a founding member at Zion Lutheran Church where he had served as a Sunday school teacher and elder. He was also a member of Kiwanis and the Elks Club. Delbert enjoyed playing pool and golf and loved to camp and fish with his wife. They enjoyed being snowbirds for 13 years in Texas. He loved to ride in the tractor and combine with his son and grandson.
Survivors include his children, Roxanne (Gary) Olson, Sandy (Mark) Friday and Mike (Rhonda) Wegner; grandchildren, Debbie Bina, Jeff (Sara) Olson, Brad (Tessa) Friday, Jenny Friday, Josh (Anne) Wegner and Sarah (Chad) Gehring; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Austin, Jenna, Jacob, Max, Isabelle, Olivia and Andrew; sister, Joyce Klenken and special friend Gloria Keithley.
Delbert was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eleanor; infant son Steven; sister Gladys Christensen; brothers Merv, Harlan, Leo and Luther; and father and mother-in-law Chris and Marie Andersen.