Chester E. Wingert Jr. (1921 - 2018)

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Chester E. Wingert Jr., age 96, of Bush Court, DuBois, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
Born on May 13, 1921 in DuBois, Pa., he was the son of the late Chester and Alverta (Aurand) Wingert Sr.
He was a graduate of the DuBois High School and the Pennsylvania State University.
During World War II, he served as a sergeant at AGF Second Army headquarters in Memphis, Tenn.
He later went on to work as a corporate accountant for Pennzoil in Oil City and then for Brockway Glass.
On February 5, 1945 he married his wife of 65 years, Catherine (Hill) Wingert. She preceded him in death on October 23, 2012.
Chet was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in DuBois, where he taught adult Sunday school and chaired the finance committee for many years. He also was a mason and past master of Oil City Lodge #363 and Garfield Lodge #559, DuBois. He was a 32nd degree mason with the Valley of New Castle and belonged to the Altoona Shrine, George D. Montgomery American Legion Post 17 and the Reynoldsville Elks. He was an avid Penn State football fan and longtime season ticket holder. He attended many of the Nittany Lions bowl games. He also enjoyed swimming at the DuBois YMCA.
Chester is survived by two children, William Wingert and his wife Patricia of Philadelphia, Pa., and Carol Seldomridge and her husband Daryl of Danville, Pa.; four grandchildren: Jeffrey Walburn, Megan Ruehr, Melissa Lehr and Michael Seldomridge; and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Marian Walburn and sister, Frances Wingert.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., DuBois.
A masonic service will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. by the members of Garfield Lodge #559.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at 11 a.m. from the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Lance Tucker officiating.
Full military honors will be accorded by the DuBois Area Honor Guard from the church.
Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.
Memorials contributions may be placed with the First United Methodist Church, 100 West Long Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801 and/or the .
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Published in The Courier Express from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2018
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