Bernard Weckwerth, 83, of Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The funeral service for Bernard D. Weckwerth, of 905 Stanley, Albert Lea, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, and one hour before the service at the church.

Bernard died at his home on Saturday, April 15, 2006. He was 83.

He was born on July 21, 1922, in New Richland, the son of Daniel and Amelia (Moldenhauer) Weckwerth. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in New Richland and attended New Richland Schools. He married Mabel Hamborg on Sept. 3, 1950, at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. He moved from New Richland to Albert Lea in 1952. He farmed, then worked for Johnsrud Implement and later at Montgomery Wards as a receiving clerk for more than 25 years. After his retirement in 1983, he helped his son David in the machine shop.

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He was a member of First Lutheran Church. He taught all three of his grandchildren how to ice skate and then later to drive. He enjoyed small engine repair, and tinkering in his garage.

Bernard is survived by his wife Mabel of Albert Lea; son David and his wife Margaret of Albert Lea, grandchildren Dawn and her husband Alvin Putman of Albert Lea, Dixie Weckwerth and Joseph Weckwerth, also of Albert Lea; great-grandchildren Sean Putman and Mikayla Putman both of Albert Lea; sisters: Theresa Hanson of Albert Lea, Dorothy and her husband the Rev. Fred Hagen of Burnsville, Leone and her husband Jim Svelmoe of Rochester, Lois and her husband Stan Miller of Owatonna, brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Millard and Phyllis Hamborg and Dorothy Hamborg of Albert Lea and several nieces and nephews.

Bernard was preceded in death by his

parents, Daniel and Amelia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Arnold Hanson, David Ide, Roy Hamborg, Norris and Shirley Hamborg, Dorothy and George Kermes; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Martin and Selma Hamborg; and several aunts and uncles.

Bernard will be remembered for his quiet, non-assuming manner.

Memorials are suggested to the donors’ choice or First Lutheran Church Peace and Power or Crossroads Community Hospice.