RIP - Fred Wegner

Fred Benjamin Wegner

 October 25, 1938 - December 9, 2016 

Fred Benjamin Wegner, age 78, of Kingsland passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 at his home. He was born October 25, 1938 in Hereford, Texas, to Chris and Martha Medley Wegner. Fred was a member of Kingsland United Methodist Church, Kingsland Masonic Lodge, Saeler's Hunting Club, served in the United States Navy and also served on the Cleveland County Quorum Court for several years. He worked as an electrician for Boeing Aerospace all across the country in missile testing and development before returning to Kingsland. 

Fred and his wife owned and operated Saeler's Grocery in Kingsland for twenty-four years before retiring. He was a family man, who was very much loved and respected. Mr. Wegner was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Chris H. and Bobby Wegner. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Jo Granderson Wegner of Kingsland; three daughters, Christi (Greg Herron) Wegner of Rison, Leisa (Stan) Hobson of Fordyce, Wendy (Keith) James of Kingsland; one sister, Lucy Gillespie of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Heidi (John Ashcraft) Rowland, Cody (Brooks) Rowland, Brittany Hobson; three step-grandchildren, Chris (Jordan) Herron, Kyle Herron, Devin Herron; four great grandchildren, Mason Long, Dawson Ashcraft, Zak Whittington, Sophia Rowland; one step-great grandchild, Dani Beth Herron.

Memorial Video

Ethel's PostCards - Updated

On my last trip home I was entrusted with archiving these vintage postcards. The vast majority of them are addressed to my grandmother Ethel Beckham. They show dates of the early 1900's and the artwork on some of them is so retro they are new again.

I seem to remember we, as kids, found these in an old burnt out bus that had sat just inside the woods at my Grandpa's house for years.

I have the backsides scanned in also if anyone is interested in seeing the stamps or trying to interpret the writing on the cards. Let me know.

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I have the backs of the cards uploaded to my Dropbox. You should be able to download them and fire them up with your favorite photo editing software so that they can be enhanced. Some of the writing is very "care-worn."

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RIP - Chris H Wegner

Life Legacy

Chris Henry Wegner, age 80, of Rison passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 in Little Rock. He was born August 14, 1936 in Hereford, Texas to the late Chris and Martha Medley Wegner. Mr. Wegner was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was employed with IBM as a Computer Engineer. Chris was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lee Wegner.

He is survived by his wife, Mattie Nell Wegner of Rison; son, Buddy Wegner of Fayetteville, Arkansas; three daughters, Pat Dye of Gentry, Arkansas, Cindy Wegner of Lowell, Arkansas, Debbie Wegner of Ft. Denaud, Florida; brother, Fred Wegner of Kingsland; sister, Lucy Gillespie of Tulsa, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren.

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