Lake Charles - Dr. Fredrick Homer Wiegmann passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012 in a local hospital. Mr. Wiegmann was born March 16, 1921 to Mary Packard Wiegmann and Fredrick W. Wiegmann in St. Mary Parish and lived in Baton Rouge from 1950 to 1999, when he moved to Lake Charles, LA. Mr. Wiegmann received a B.S. in Agriculture from Southwestern Louisiana College (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1941 and M.S. in Agriculture Economics from LSU in 1950 and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa at Ames, Iowa. After graduating from USL, he worked as a Health Inspector for the Louisiana Department of Health. He became head of the Department of Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness in 1959 at LSU and retired in 1981, and was named Professor Emeritus when he retired. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1946 during World War II. He leaves to honor his memory, his daughter, Janet Sue Calzada (John); brothers, Elbridge of Shreveport; C.H. "Joe" of Centerville; Carl Bauer of Lafayette; sisters and brother-in-law, Bertha and Joey Stoner; Faye Barnhart and Paul and Edna Toerner; and many nieces and nephews, especially Barbara Peck and Paula Anne Metts. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mae Doris Toerner Wiegmann; his son, John Frederick and parents. Pallbearers are Garland Peck, Eugene Primeaux, Mike Toerner, Rick Toerner, Freddie Hannie and Paul Toerner. Honorary pallbearers are Ebbie Wiegmann, Robert Primeaux and Joey Stoner. Special thanks to his devoted friend and caretaker, Nhan, and to Dr. Ron Lewis, who took such good care of him. Donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Bosom Buddies, Breast Cancer or Temple Sinai. His service will be at 12 noon, Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Michael Goldman will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from 11: 30 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be at Chenier Perdue Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Advocate from December 22 to December 23, 2012