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Chester D. Weiche


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Chester D. Weiche Obituary
October 9, 1918 - May 28, 2016 Chester D. Weiche was born in Fremont, Nebraska on October 9, 1918. He made his transition on May 28, 2016 at age 97 in Glendale, California. Chester is survived by his wife Carol McInnes O'Brien Weiche of Glendale, two half brothers Monte Ruppert and Douglas Ruppert and his wife Karen who lives in South Range, Wisconsin, as well as an extended family including step-children and grandchildren, one niece, Shirley Weiche Ashbury presently residing in Portland, Oregon, numerous great nieces and nephews, great, great nieces and nephews, and great, great, great nieces and nephews. Chester spent his lifetime in construction learning as a child from his brother Kurt Weiche. He took his trade into the National Guard and the U.S. Army where he applied it during World War II. As National Guard Technician 4th Grade, 110th Quartermaster Regiment and U.S. Army Technician 4th Grade, 806th Ordinance, Light Maintenance Company, he was honorably discharged on 10-11-45 and 11-16-45 respectively. Chester returned to Los Angeles where he spent many happy years with his wife Dr. Bonnie C. Templeton before her passing in 2002. During those years, Chester was engaged as a construction superintendent for many large projects for Pozzo Construction and other major companies. He was responsible for the construction of several hospitals including St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, as well as many other major and historical buildings and complexes in the area. In his retirement, Chester's endeavors included inlaid wood works, murals of tiles and canvases, wood lathe projects, and any medium in which he was inspired to create pieces of beautiful works of art including a joy for cooking. Other delights for Chester were his giving and participation with the many endowments, foundations, and social and civic clubs that he supported and participated in which are too numerous to list by name; yet were dear to his heart. With his wife Carol, Chester took pleasure in serving at Solheim Lutheran Home in Eagle Rock, as well as serving and fellowshipping with friends at Center for Spiritual Living Glendale. Together they traveled and visited relatives and friends throughout the United States. Chester is remembered with a consciousness of Love by all. Services will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001 Canada Blvd., Glendale, California, 91209. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Center for Spiritual Living Glendale, P.O. Box 10008, Glendale, CA 91209.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 22 to June 25, 2016
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