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Thomas Weigel, 1946-2019

A celebration of life for Thomas “Tom” Weigel will be from 3 to 5 p.m. June 1 at Bonnerup Funeral Service. Tom was interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Thomas John Weigel, 72, of Albert Lea died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Thomas Weigel

Tom was born Dec. 1, 1946, to John and Ethel (Hyland) Weigel in Albert Lea.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. Tom attended St. Theodore’s and St. Mary’s Catholic Schools and Albert Lea High School. He graduated in 1965.

He joined the Navy in December 1964. He served aboard the USS America during the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged in 1968.

Tom worked as deputy sheriff for Freeborn County for 29 years, retiring in 2001.  He worked with storm spotters in Freeborn County for years. He enjoyed being a ham radio operator and the friends he made as a radio operator.

Tom is survived by sisters Teresa Weigel of Spring Lake Park and Pat Weigel of Minneapolis; brother, Chris (Deb) of Yuma, Arizona; and nephews Josh (Sierra), Dan and Stephen; great-nephews Atlas and Cyphrus; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his paternal and maternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.