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Thomas J Weigel

December 1, 1946 ~ February 16, 2019 (age 72)


A Celebration of Life for Thomas “Tom” Weigel will be held from 3 – 5 PM on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Bonnerup Funeral Service.  Tom will be interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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

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

He joined the Navy in December, 1964.  He served aboard the USS America during the Viet Nam 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 MN, and Pat Weigel of Minneapolis; brother, Chris (Deb) of Yuma AZ, and nephews Josh (Sierra), Dan and Stephen, and 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.



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Celebration of Life
June 1, 2019

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bonnerup Funeral & Cremation Services - Albert Lea
2210 East Main Street
Albert Lea, MN 56007

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