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WEGNER, Daniel M. Of Winchester, age 65, died peacefully at home July 5, 2013 as a result of ALS. He was born in Calgary, Alberta, son of the late Ewald M. and Amanda Ross Wegner. He graduated from Michigan State University (B.S., M.A., Ph.D., all in Psychology). Married 29 years to Toni Giuliano Wegner of Winchester, loving father of Kelsey Wegner Hurlburt and her husband Larry of Dunkirk, MD, and Haley Wegner of Winchester. Dan was a pioneering social psychologist who helped to reveal the mysteries of human experience through his work on thought suppression, ironic mental control, transactive memory, action identification, conscious will and mind perception. The John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James at?Harvard University, he also taught at the University of Virginia and Trinity University in San?Antonio. At his request, his body was donated to the Massachusetts General Hospital's Neurological Clinical Research Institute for ALS Research. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 at the Winchester Unitarian Society, located at 478 Main St., Winchester. Wegner requested that his service be a celebration of life; dressy casual attire (including Hawaiian shirts) is appropriate. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Compassionate Care ALS (ccals.org) or Winchester Unitarian?Society (winchesteruu.org).

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Published in Boston Globe from Jul. 10 to Jul. 11, 2013.
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September 5, 2013
My condolences to your family for your loss of a wonderful husband and father. Dr. Wegner was by far my favorite professor at Trinity. My favorite memories are of him standing in front of a full class and speaking in a very low voice, forcing all of his students to listen more carefully. He had the small cartoon mounted on his office door "Speak softly and wear a loud shirt." He will be missed, and I consider myself blessed to have known him.
Kelly Broesche
July 18, 2013
Dan was an amazing psychologist and a wonderful man. I am honored to have been his student when he was at Trinity University. Toni, so sorry to hear this news and my sincere condolences to you and your family. -- Melody Wall
July 12, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Toni. I always enjoyed the time I spent with you and Dan as well as the many times I spoke to Dan (and heard his talks) at conferences. What a tremendous loss. I'm so sorry.
Marie Helweg-Larsen
July 11, 2013
toni you are in so many people's minds and thoughts, and prayers.
July 11, 2013
So sorry for your loss Haley. Your Father left an amazing legacy and you are a tribute to his life. Bless You and your Family.
Dawn Folkerts
July 11, 2013
Thinking of all of you, sending love
Marilyn Wilson
July 11, 2013
Toni, Kelsey, and Haley, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dan was an incredible man.
July 11, 2013
Toni - At a loss to express my condolences. I just have rememberences of how complete Dan made your life. Add your two girls - what a wonderful family. We never know how long life will last but you made the most of it. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time of adjustment.
Sue Plemons
July 11, 2013
Toni, thinking of you. Your husband's class at Trinity was one of my favorites. He was so smart and so interesting. He truly made such a contribution with his life. Much love from an old Gamma-- Mignon
Mignon Walker Mabry
July 11, 2013
Our thoughts are with you Toni, and the family. God bless. Uncle Fred and Aunt Carol
July 11, 2013
Toni, my condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family.
Ted Applewhite
July 10, 2013
Sending our condolences to you and your family.
Tom and Brenda Hogue - parents of Jill Hogue
Brenda Hogue
July 10, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Toni, your daughters and your family at this difficult time.
Barbara Ellis Talamantez
July 10, 2013
Toni you and your daughters are in our thoughts and prayers,
Karen Giuliano-Cook
July 10, 2013
I had the privilege of being taught by Dan in graduate school at Trinity University in San Antonio. He was an excellent professor-- clever, curious and passionate about his work. And he was patient with his students, fledglings like me, embarking on a new world of exploration of the human mind and psyche. My sincere condolences to his family.
Lidian Pereira
July 10, 2013
Our condolences to Toni and Daniel's family.
Chris Warren and Barbara Boigegrain
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