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Clarence L. Wegele

Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home

McPherson, KS


Clarence L. Wegele, 83, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 9:49 a.m., Monday, March 24th, while in the company of family members, at his home. Clarence was born in rural Hoisington, Kansas on December 11, 1930, a son of the Marie (Zimmerman) and Alexander Wegele.

Clarence attended and graduated from Hoisington High School, Hoisington, Kansas. He attended Kansas University, Lawrence, Kansas and Midland College, Freemont, Nebraska. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church McPherson, Kansas. He was a member of the Lutheran Brotherhood Fraternal Benefit Society.

Clarence served his country honorably in the U.S. Marines as a Cpl in the Korean War. Clarence was a self-employed carpenter for many years in McPherson and worked for Certainteed Corporation and Kit Manufacturing. Clarence was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Quivira Council. Clarence enjoyed fishing, camping, watching tv, wood working and working with his hands and visiting with others.

Clarence L. Wegele was united in marriage to Joan E. Chichester on April 8, 1968 at McPherson, Kansas.

Surviving family members include -
Loving and devoted wife of over 45 years: Joan Wegele, of McPherson, Kansas
Children: Christina Koch, of McPherson, Kansas
David Wegele, of McPherson, Kansas
Siblings: Esther Cromwell, of Hoisington, Kansas
Elsie Hicks, of Hoisington, Kansas
Wilmer Wegele and his wife Cheryl Wegele, of Great Bend, Kansas
Four grandchildren: Courtney Pritchard and her husband John
Jeremy Johnson
Michaela Garnett
Michael Beagle

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers John and Leslie Wegele.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson, Kansas.

Funeral service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson, Kansas, at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 27th, with The Reverend Tim Leaf officiating.

The final resting place will be at the Golden Belt Cemetery Great Bend, Kansas at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church McPherson, KS or Boy Scout Troop 133 and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid street, McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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