In Memory

William Wiegand

   William F. Wiegand passed away on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at the Kachina Point Rehabilitation Hospital in Sedona. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Holbrook Elks Lodge, preceded by a viewing from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Bill was born to Bernice Jean and Wilbur Franklin Wiegand on Feb. 17, 1945, in Halstead, Kan.

He was raised on the family farm in Inman, Kansas. He graduated from Inman High School in 1963 and Wichita State University in 1968.

Bill was a farmer, thrasher, machinist, Industrial Arts teacher for 28 years, truck driver and advertising representative for the Holbrook Tribune-News for 13 years.

He was sick most of his retirement years with eye surgeries, aphasia and dementia.

Bill was a member of Holbrook BPOE No. 2450, serving as Exalted Ruler in 1988-89, District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler in 2002-03 and State Ritual Judge for 25 years. He enjoyed camping, landscaping and traveling.

Survivors include his wife, Elvera of Holbrook; his son, W. Fredrick Wiegand Jr. (Theresa) of Casper, Wyo.; a sister, Judith (Terry) Waterbeck of Maple Grove, Minn.; and a sister-in-law, Charlene (Barry) Howsden of Buhl, Idaho. He had four nieces and one nephew.

The family requests that all memorials be given to the Elks National Foundation or the Holbrook Ritual Team.

Greer Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.