John Wegmann, Sr.
, age 94, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City, Missouri. He was born November 25, 1923 in Horine, Missouri, the son of the late Sybella Marie (nee Cords) and Lawrence Lucas Wegmann.
He is survived by a daughters Patricia E. (Richard) Fitzgerald of Webster Groves, Missouri, Sharon L. Vogt of St. Augustine, Florida, and Sheila P. Ferrell of Festus; sons John H. (Johanna) Wegmann, Jr. of Holt Summit, Missouri, Allen A. (Rosie) Ferrell, Jr. of Hillsboro, Missouri, and Michael A. (Lien) Ferrell of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandchildren Jeffrey B. Fitzgerald, Julia A. (Rob) Geisbush, Danielle Ferrell, Christopher Ferrell, John Ferrell, Shaun (Danielle) Ferrell, Skye (Greg) Grayson, Shannon Forshee, Anthony Forshee, and Stephanie (Brian) Woerndle, and great-grandchildren Annabelle R. Fitzgerald, Isabelle Cook, Wesley Cook, Lucas Ferrell, Scarlet Wickam, Ryker Jensen, Savannah Ferrell, Jack Ferrell, Logan Ferrell, Luke Ferrell, and Madison Ferrell.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife Marjorie B. (nee Potter) Wegmann; second wife Doris (nee Gartner) Wegmann; brothers William D. (the late Ethel) Wegmann, Gilbert H. (the late Clara) Wegmann, and Lawrence L. Wegmann, Jr.; a daughter Shelly M. (Richard survives of Festus) Forshee; and a grandson Michael J. Fitzgerald.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and is a retired electrician from National Lead Co. in St. Louis, Missouri.
Visitation from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, January 12, 2018 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. Funeral services 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the funeral home. Interment in Sandy Cemetery of Hillsboro. Memorials in his memory are preferred to the Open Door Animal Sanctuary.