John Wegener

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John E. Wegener John Edward Big John Wegener, 70, Topeka, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014. John was born July 29, 1944, in Niagara Falls NY, the son of Norman and Mary Edith (McAughey) Wegener. Following high school John joined the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force brought John to Topeka, where he met his wife-to-be, Rebecca Eberting. On February 5, 1966, John and Rebecca were married. They enjoyed 48 years together. She survives of the home. John worked for the Topeka Fire Department for 36 years. He retired as shift commander on January 1, 2004. He was a member of the International Association of Firefighters Local 83. John also was a residential and commercial painter. He enjoyed selling and collecting antiques with Rebecca. He was dearly loved and will be sorely missed. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca; sons, Michael Wegener, Kansas City KS and Timothy Wegener, Topeka; siblings, Norma Edwards (Charles), Rochester NY, Bill Wegener and Frank Wegener, both of Lockport NY; numerous nieces and nephews; and close family friend, Anne Sutherland. John was preceded in death by his parents; a baby sister, Mary Wegener and a niece, Carrie Rose. John will lie in state from 10 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Road, Topeka KS 66614. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions are suggested to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Development Office Unit 705, P.O. Box 301439, Houston TX 77230. Online condolences may be sent to Big John Wegener

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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Aug. 27, 2014
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